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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:28 pm

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby theholycow » Sun May 21, 2017 11:18 am

I wonder if the Caprice photo was chosen because there's a well-known company that's been doing B- body (Caprice, Impala, Lesabre, Delta 88, Bonneville, and a long list of other models) 3-pedal conversions for a long time: http://www.bigfastcar.com/
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby IMBoring25 » Sun May 21, 2017 1:24 pm

Interesting they think they can pull off the Charger and Crown Vic considering the manufacturers specifically said there were insurmountable technical challenges.

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

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IMBoring25 wrote:Interesting they think they can pull off the Charger and Crown Vic considering the manufacturers specifically said there were insurmountable technical challenges.

FCA never said there were insurmountable challenges toward producing an Amish Charger. There's just not enough of a market for them to justify the investment in time and money.

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby IMBoring25 » Mon May 22, 2017 12:34 am

I thought I remembered something about having selected a different floorpan for the sedans and wagons that lacked the clearance. Anything's surmountable with suitable budget and schedule, but trying to make a kit for the aftermarket that necessitates hacking up the floorpan would kind of be a coup de grace.

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IMBoring25 wrote:I thought I remembered something about having selected a different floorpan for the sedans and wagons that lacked the clearance. Anything's surmountable with suitable budget and schedule, but trying to make a kit for the aftermarket that necessitates hacking up the floorpan would kind of be a coup de grace.

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby theholycow » Mon May 22, 2017 9:24 am

IMBoring25 wrote:I thought I remembered something about having selected a different floorpan for the sedans and wagons that lacked the clearance. Anything's surmountable with suitable budget and schedule, but trying to make a kit for the aftermarket that necessitates hacking up the floorpan would kind of be a coup de grace.

Meh. You're cutting a hole anyway; it might suffice to cut it a little larger, or maybe the transmission they recommend fits but isn't/wasn't readily available to Ford engineers when the car was in production.
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Postby watkins » Tue May 23, 2017 9:41 pm

These things will all use T5s or T56s. Dime a dozen.
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby six » Sat May 27, 2017 5:51 pm

theholycow wrote:I wonder if the Caprice photo was chosen because there's a well-known company that's been doing B- body (Caprice, Impala, Lesabre, Delta 88, Bonneville, and a long list of other models) 3-pedal conversions for a long time: http://www.bigfastcar.com/

Same company Mr. Cow :)
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby theholycow » Sun May 28, 2017 9:07 am

six wrote:Same company Mr. Cow :)

Sho nuff!
About page on website wrote:15 years ago we introduced our Impala SS six-speed conversion kit under the name B-Body High Performance, Inc. (BBHP) through our old website, www.bigfastcar.com. 167 BBHP kits later, we reinvented our invention and introduced our second generation Impala pedal assembly and crossmember in 2016.

That'll do it every time! :lol:

I wonder why the rebranding...
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theholycow wrote:I wonder why the rebranding...

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

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"The power delivery also helps make the Civic Si easy to drive quickly. That’s because you can leave it in fourth gear, even if that means you don’t get the opportunity to take advantage of the slick six-speed manual -- the only transmission you’ll find in an Si."

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:59 am

She'll Be Shiftin' 6 Gear Ranges When She Comes!

Honda’s new 2.0-liter turbo will be the Accord’s upgrade engine, and it could be the most powerful in its class. Yet the news doesn’t end there. The new engine will come standard with a Honda-developed 10-speed torque-converter automatic (the first in a front-drive car), and both the 1.5 and 2.0 turbo engines will be offered with a six-speed manual. The leaves Accord and the Mazda 6 as the last bastions of the conventional manual among mid-sized sedans. Hallelujah.

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

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Autoweek Magazine's Latest List of Vehicles for the Amish in USA

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Audi A4
Audi A5
BMW 2-Series,
BMW M2
BMW 3/4-Series
BMW M3, M4
Cadillac ATS/ATS-V
Chevy Camaro – all versions
Chevy Corvette – Stingray, Z06, Grand Sport
Chevy SS - just died
Chevy Spark
Chevy Cruze
Chevy Sonic
Chevy Colorado (4 cylinder only)
Dodge Challenger
Fiat 124 Spider
Fiat 500, also Abarth version
Fiat 500X
Ford Focus base, ST and RS
Ford Fiesta base and ST
Ford Mustang - all versions
Honda Civic base, Si, Type R
Honda Fit
Honda Accord
Honda HR-V
Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Accent
Hyundai Elantra/GT
Jaguar F-Type (V6 only)
Jeep Renegade
Jeep Patriot (soon to die)
Jeep Compass
Jeep Wrangler
Kia Rio
Kia Forte
Kia Soul
Lotus Evora
Mazda MX-5
Mazda 3
Mazda 6
Mini Cooper
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi Mirage
Nissan Versa
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Juke Nismo (fwd)
Nissan Frontier (4 cyl 2wd only)
Nissan 370Z
Pagani Huayra – if you’re willing to pay for it
Porsche 911 – excluding Turbo, and Turbo S
Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman
Ram truck (Cummins engine only)
Smart ForTwo
Subaru WRX
Subaru WRX STI
Subaru Crosstrek
Subaru Forester
Subaru BRZ
Subaru Impreza
Toyota 86
Toyota Yaris, Yaris iA
Toytoa Corolla, iM
Toyota Tacoma
VW Beetle
VW Golf, GTI, Golf R
VW Jetta


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