Lancer is going Manual

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Dear All,

I am pleased to announce my Lancer will be going manual in about 2 weeks time. The faithful CVT remains excellent till this date after 12 years of service, i decided i needed something more engaging without changing another car. Lancer is my daily drive car so driving it manual is going to be a challenge for first few weeks. However i believe it would make me a much better driver.

From there, turboing the engine should not yield any much issue to the MT compared to CVT. Stay tuned.
 

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tu pump jaga sikit, not sure if theres any alternatives.

also the cvt can actually take some beating, abit not over long periods
 

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tu pump jaga sikit, not sure if theres any alternatives.

also the cvt can actually take some beating, abit not over long periods
Upper clutch pump i am considering to upgrade it, if the cost is not too high. As a car guy, i think i am incomplete without a manual car in my fleet :rofl:
 
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Dear All,

I am pleased to announce my Lancer will be going manual in about 2 weeks time. The faithful CVT remains excellent till this date after 12 years of service, i decided i needed something more engaging without changing another car. Lancer is my daily drive car so driving it manual is going to be a challenge for first few weeks. However i believe it would make me a much better driver.

From there, turboing the engine should not yield any much issue to the MT compared to CVT. Stay tuned.
What gearbox you opting for? Taken from where?
 
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Get normal clutch, if not left leg sure need work out.......lol
Getting normal Daikin Exedy clutch kit and pressure plate. I use this for training first before going hardcore on anything
 

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How you bypassing the TCU? And the ECU? You going to transplant a whole halfcut?
Tapping few wires, bypass the TCU and install manual map into the ECU then call it a day.
 

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Phew you really do love your Lancer eh!
Not same with the manual Inspira 1.8?
Inspira gearbox gear ratio is shorter, rev will be pretty high on highway. Galant Fortis on the other hand, has different gear ratio, hopefully the rev will be lower on cruising while giving out good performance.
 

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Inspira gearbox gear ratio is shorter, rev will be pretty high on highway. Galant Fortis on the other hand, has different gear ratio, hopefully the rev will be lower on cruising while giving out good performance.
What are the final gears on both? Short ratios are fun.
 

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For daily is good workout. But wont last long.
If Weekend car pakai jee lah.
I use normal jeh, 20 years 3rd set, should be 2nd, because one set faulty, but slip later only, after use a while so cannot claim......lol
 

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For daily is good workout. But wont last long.
If Weekend car pakai jee lah.
Who says won't last long?? If half century middle aged uncle like me can do it, surely a young chap like him should not break a sweat!
 

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Who says won't last long?? If half century middle aged uncle like me can do it, surely a young chap like him should not break a sweat!
Why do you think i am young lol !! I need to re-train my skills on controlling clutch first before going hardcore. Think should be soon enough for some hard clutch.
 

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I believe you're still much younger than me, not yet even reach 40 right?


Not poison, but motivation! Lol
Yup i am in my 30's still. Ralliart converted Lancers are common, let's see if i can make something not common.
 

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Just sent the car in yesterday, due to too many cars occupied the space in the garage, i didn't take any photos of my car when i left it there. Hopefully by the Saturday i am able to see some changes done to the car. According to the garage owner, it should take 2-3 weeks to complete the job.

Thanks
 

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Just sent the car in yesterday, due to too many cars occupied the space in the garage, i didn't take any photos of my car when i left it there. Hopefully by the Saturday i am able to see some changes done to the car. According to the garage owner, it should take 2-3 weeks to complete the job.

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Hmm... I'm curious to try this one of these days. I tried the 1.8 manual and it was so underwhelming.
 
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Hmm... I'm curious to try this one of these days. I tried the 1.8 manual and it was so underwhelming.
I tried the 1.8 manual, also quite disappointed, you have to rev it high to get it real going. The 1.8 CVT is even worse. Hopefully my converted Lancer will be more livelier considering i had some mods on IHE and ignition.

First mod i'd done on the manual gearbox, modified upper clutch pump with EVO 3 pump. It seems this one is the go to item for every MT Lancer. The next will be performance clutch bearing and performance clutch, after 1 year of intensive practice.
 
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I tried the 1.8 manual, also quite disappointed, you have to rev it high to get it real going. The 1.8 CVT is even worse. Hopefully my converted Lancer will be more livelier considering i had some mods on IHE and ignition.

First mod i'd done on the manual gearbox, modified upper clutch pump with EVO 3 pump. It seems this one is the go to item for every MT Lancer. The next will be performance clutch bearing and performance clutch, after 1 year of intensive practice.
What advantages will the evo3 clutch pump have over stock?
 

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What advantages will the evo3 clutch pump have over stock?
Its more durable as its made out of steel instead of plastics (original inspira), and its also later will pair with performance clutch bearing and performance clutch kit for better pedal feel and bite.
 

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Its more durable as its made out of steel instead of plastics (original inspira), and its also later will pair with performance clutch bearing and performance clutch kit for better pedal feel and bite.
Nice to know, thanks. Do you need to cut anything in the cabin to introduce the clutch pedal?

excited to see how your conversion will turn out
 

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Nice to know, thanks. Do you need to cut anything in the cabin to introduce the clutch pedal?

excited to see how your conversion will turn out
Yes obviously need to dig a hole for the clutch and brake pedal to sit in the original place. There were already mounting points for the clutch pedal so the conversion will be pretty straight up.
 

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Wah multiple projects in parallel? Brave man with deep pockets.
 

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My finances are not infinite, i still got my 1JZ E46 needed to complete though. By the way i already bought an EVO X Intake manifold complete with rail, injectors and throttle body for the 4B11.
Motivation for future then when got more budget.
 

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Motivation for future then when got more budget.
Wohooo the conversion is complete, yesterday night had some hiccups as the ECU was loaded in with different MAP and the idling was all over the place. After calibrating the throttle body, engine at last is normal. Now tracing down the speed sensor issue.
 

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Wah multiple projects in parallel? Brave man with deep pockets.
No lar, 1JZ last mod was ECU tuning. The next step is refresh the under carriage and that should solve all stupid vibration issues.
 

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Dear All,

The conversion is done and currently on the road for testing for any loose ends. Aside from very rare occasion strange clicking sound from the clutch pedal, everything else is good. Transmission is very easy to shift and clutch control is still not too difficult. Stay tuned.
 
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