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    That's a bummer.

    Plan B: I wouldn't give up without investigating other Nissan transmissions that might offer a direct swap of the final drive or the 5th gearset. I bet there's something out there that'll fit.

    It won't be a 1000 RPM reduction at highway speeds, but on the other hand, junkyard/off-the-shelf parts would be a fraction the cost of custom machining.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    That's a bummer.

    Plan B: I wouldn't give up without investigating other Nissan transmissions that might offer a direct swap of the final drive or the 5th gearset. I bet there's something out there that'll fit.

    It won't be a 1000 RPM reduction at highway speeds, but on the other hand, junkyard/off-the-shelf parts would be a fraction the cost of custom machining.
    There's nothing. Once the warranty is up the Turbo Juke engine and 6spd are doing in, and I'll buy another Mirage or something. Although the... H16...M..DT? doesnt do too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickels View Post
    So, it's not a Skyline or a Camaro, which means nobody wants to touch it.

    Haven't ever been offered a quote. Everyone has just said "not the type of thing we would normally do".

    So, it's over.
    What is it about transmission shops out west and this kind of attitude? I know a guy who had to go through all sorts of hoops just to order a rebuild kit for his car.

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    $1571.95 before tax for a .66 ratio 5th gear, plus shipping to send sample pieces, then shipping to get the new stuff send back.

    **** me. Might trade it in for another Mirage. Fuel economy seems to be getting worse now that I'm bored of driving so damned slowly.

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    lol...it does seem like it needs about 12 forward gears!!.....if its any consolation my 2015 fit has 6 speeds and still feels like it could use 8...you can play A LITTLE with tire diameters, but.... it is what it is....
    2015 Micra S (manual)
    no A/C /no power options
    Feb 2015 build
    9,999 purchase price + tax..no additional 1600$ because it was a 2015 purchased in 2016
    so receipt says $8,399....+1600 .... so they look good i guess...for a brand new car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMicra2015 View Post
    lol...it does seem like it needs about 12 forward gears!!.....if its any consolation my 2015 fit has 6 speeds and still feels like it could use 8...you can play A LITTLE with tire diameters, but.... it is what it is....
    It just kills me that my 3cyl Mirage runs 200rpm lower on the highway, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickels View Post
    $1571.95 before tax for a .66 ratio 5th gear, plus shipping to send sample pieces, then shipping to get the new stuff send back.
    Ouch. Roughly what I was expecting though, from the little bit of investigation I've done.

    FYI: the 2020 (next gen) Nissan Versa has been unveiled. HP from the 1.6 has been upped a bit, and there's a 5-speed transmission available. So it's possible it may have different gearing than the current Versa/Micra trans.


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