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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-03, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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confused Column shift to Floor shift in XE???

How hard is it to change a column shift manual to a floor shift in an XE? Are the holes already there? What's involved?

I have a 4 spd floor shift manual XF for parts so parts aren't a problem.

I found an awesome XE ESP replica with a perfect body to plant my engine into but its a column shift 3 speed. : (

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The is an extra section spot welded onto the trans tunnel of the floor shift models where the shifter comes through the floor. If you remove the consol from your XF & XE you will see what I mean. You could get away without this but it will make mouting the first rubber boot a bit tricky. You could cut one out of another car and weld or even bolt it in.
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In your opinion would it be a hard job to swap over?
Ill be swapping the engine as well if i get it. Its only a 3.3 litre : (

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When I changed my XE from a 4.1 to a 5.8 I also moved the shifter to the floor. You'll need to replace the steering column, I bought one out of a XF for the XF leavers. At the same time I replaced carpet, So I junked the centre console and mounted a MEGA shifter to the floor. I found this would be easier than getting a transmission hump and linkages...

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You'll need to replace the steering column
agreed i had to do the same in a xf i used to own.

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You don't have to change the steering column you can just knock the roll pin out of the selector, but it doesn't look so good, the column is a 15 minute job to replace and I got one from the wreckers for my XE for 50 bucks complete with wheel, ignition and key for it!!!
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