Well, the clevo's still going hard, i'm really happy with it. I've been toying with another idea lately once I finish the current project (A14 powered L80 4x4). I'm thinkin bout converting the XE to a manual g/box. Now, its all easy saying oh just put a toploader behind it, but i want a 5th :(. What options are there? I've head that some T5's fit, but which ones? Are there any other brand box's. Somehow i think a celica 5sp wont hold up to the job. Also, on the inside of the car, is it just a case of adding the clutch pedal? does anyone know if the hole in the tranny tunnel is in the right place for a manual?
If anything what else do i have to take into consideration? I know i gota change the flywheel etc, but what about the nitty gritty things like ass end ratio? At the moment its 2.92:1... Ultimately, should that be changed up to 3 or 3.25?
I'm open to suggestions, so any feedback is apreciated.