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Hi Guys, its been ages since i have posted here in zth. Currently i own a Suprima and would love for it to have a manual box instead of the CVT. i think mechanically it is tedious but pretty straight forward as i can get the bits from the Preve manual version(iafm). However the challenge is getting the ECU to recognize that it is no longer a CVT. i think there are two possible routes to this, 1) i think it is possible to Flash the standard ECU to tell it, it is a manual now. (layman speaking maybe easier said then done) 2) would be to run a standalone. i have heard of a horror story of someone going down the standalone way and not getting the car to run properly not to mention after spending a ton of $$$. Apparently the stock ecu still had to be hooked up. Even then, an array of lights were lit on the dash. i have done some research and basically i think the main challenge is to get the Standalone to speak the language that the Proton CAN systems can decode. i think for other more popular makes, there are CAN emulators out there which gets the car to run almost 100% The emulators converts the output from the ecu to a signal readable by other CAN systems in the car and vice versa. Im pretty new to this, i do hope someone has more info on ECUs and their systems and how i can run a manual gearbox in this car.