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    Question - Complete Manual Swap Kit with Parts

    Hi All,

    I am sure this has been posted before, but going to pick up a swap kit and want to make sure I pick up all of the parts needed for the swap;
    - Transmission (6-speed)
    - Pedals
    - Shifter (shift knob and trim)
    - Driveshaft
    - Flywheel and Clutch (even though I will probably go SMF, and pick up a new clutch kit while that is out of the car)

    From what I've read, the auto diff is actually better than the manual (gearing), is that correct?

    What else would be manual specific that I should pick up from the manual car? Also, for the reverse light to work, there needs to be a splice made in the wires, correct? There is no sensor or anything that I can pick up that will correct this issue from (auto to manual conversion)?

    Thanks in advance!
    Current - 2005 330ci ZHP 6-speed - Black on Black, Looking for a Manual Imola Sedan

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    You should look at the e46f official auto to 6 speed swap. It should have a list of parts that you can reference. You're going to need more than just what you listed. Just off the top of my head, you're going to need clutch lines, hoses, transmission brace, clutch switch, clutch cylinder, etc. But what you have listed are the major parts.

    The auto diff has a higher ratio. Better? It depends tbh. But I would keep it and drive it to see if you like it.

    There is a reverse switch that goes into the transmission (might already be on the transmission you get). Then you just need some wires to run to the DME and a connector that fits into the switch.

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    I didn't even think of the DME and reverse switch. My guess is you'll need to re program the build options.
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    Def need to reprogram. BTW, I have extras of some of the parts you need, I'll see if I can get you a list of my extras.

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