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Hey im Teon im a 17 year old senior looking to purchase my first car and im set on the 350z im sorta on a budget but money isnt the problem im wondering if there are any cons to tran swapping the 350z in anyway because as soon as i purchase it im looking to that tranny swap to manual , slam this bad boy and put my tires and wheels on !
 

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Welcome Teon- your question totally relies on what kind of mechanical skills you have to accomplish such a swap. The cons include swapping not only the trannys, but also figuring out if you need to install a new TCM computer (trans control module) to allow the car to run properly. The 350Z is a modern car and swapping mechanical systems out just isn't a simple project.

Also, the 350Z can be an expensive car to own and operate for a teenager. While I understand your determination to do so, what kind of budget do you have for buying and owning one?
 

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Welcome Teon- your question totally relies on what kind of mechanical skills you have to accomplish such a swap. The cons include swapping not only the trannys, but also figuring out if you need to install a new TCM computer (trans control module) to allow the car to run properly. The 350Z is a modern car and swapping mechanical systems out just isn't a simple project.

Also, the 350Z can be an expensive car to own and operate for a teenager. While I understand your determination to do so, what kind of budget do you have for buying and owning one?
Hey man Thanks for the welcome also i dont have much mechanical skills but me and some friends can get real dirty in some cars and youtube is a big bracket lol i just need someone to really guide me on the (i'd say the actuall breakdown of trans swap exactly for this typical car)

and my budget is quite simple i have a regular teenage job lol just whenever im ready to do things for my car i will i know how pricy it can get im just basically here looking for guidance so when i purchase my Z i can get to the dirty work and know what im doing as soon as possible !
 

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If you're looking for guidance, I'd suggest buying a 6-speed Z to begin with. Don't try to convert a automatic If you haven't already purchased a car. The other suggestion is to pay to get a mechanical assessment on any Z you are serious about purchasing. It's the only way to know what you're really buying!
 

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If you're looking for guidance, I'd suggest buying a 6-speed Z to begin with. Don't try to convert a automatic If you haven't already purchased a car. The other suggestion is to pay to get a mechanical assessment on any Z you are serious about purchasing. It's the only way to know what you're really buying!
Yea i know and feel what your saying but that kinda goes with a budget thing in my area down here in south florida there are only so many Zs and the manual ones arent as good with high mileage and alot more pricy
 

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Another bit of advice is to be patient and expand your search to neighboring states to find the Z you want. Taking a road trip to check out a wider variety of cars will be easier than taking on a mechanical project with no guarantees of success.
 

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Another bit of advice is to be patient and expand your search to neighboring states to find the Z you want. Taking a road trip to check out a wider variety of cars will be easier than taking on a mechanical project with no guarantees of success.
thanks my man i never thought of it like that i will take that into consideration and widen my window my searching
 
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