Hi I am considering converting my 2002 P71 to a standard. Hate auto, love standard !!.
Issues I may encounter are: computer management, shifter alignment.
Something better than a T5 ?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
There's one or two guys on CVN (Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Marauder, and Towncar) that have done it. You might go over there and ask about it. Most complex part of it is that it requires a tune on the computer so that it doesn't wonder where the transmission went (i.e., it doesn't have an automatic tranny to control anymore, so it makes the engine run funny).
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I don't know why you say the 4r70w sucks? Got one in a 4.6 coupe with a 88mm turbo running low 9's. I think just cause its an auto and you perfer a manual I could see that, but they will live under plenty of power. And the car will be faster with an auto with turbo's than rowing the boat.
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