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I picked up the car earlier today from SRT. The gearing is MUCH different than stock. There is not a "slight difference"...as I thought there would be. I feel soo sorry for those folks who get the V160 and keep the stock rear end. In 5th gear @ 55mph, I am showing about 2k RPM. The speed sensor is WAY off. As in...1st gear takes you to over 150mph!! This causes the govener to kick in and cuts off power. To temporarly overcome this, they disconected the sensor until I get a calabration box ( http://www.blackrobotics.com/yb_home.htm ). Because the speed sensor is not connected...I cannot tell my speed or my gas level and the odometer does not work (top speed anyone???). I will be adding (end of the week) the "Yellow Box" to correct the speed sensor issue. This, in turn, will correct the other issues.

The shifting takes some muscle. I would not call it notchy. I would call it slow and cumbersome. This box is not a smooth shifting box. The RPS Max 6-puck clutch is a bieotch to learn! It is either IN or OUT. Not much inbetween. I stalled trying to get up in my own driveway :lol: The lightened flywheel makes a noticable difference. The turbo spins up faster.
 

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Glad to hear its all done!! I can't wait to ride in it and see how it feels first person!
 

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Glad to hear its all done!! I can't wait to ride in it and see how it feels first person!
Just in case I forgot to mention...THANKS WINO...for letting me use some of your V160 parts to make my swap happen (with speed).
 

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no problem man! glad u got your car back. you deserved it! how does it feel under boost now that you actually have a clutch?! :D
 

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I'm being carefull and kindly breaking in my clutch. I will know after some time goes by :p

However, it is nice to hear the BOV again...
 

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very cool that the car is drivable again

you can live up to your license tag again!

PM me about the speedo calibration thing

-gte
 

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good to hear you got your car rollin again!

just waitin on your write up and opinion on the r154 swap. hope there will be a list of everything needed for the swap :D
 

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If first gear takes you to 150mph, then you will need more than just the yellow box to fix the problem, as it's maximum range of correction is +/- 25% I know because I have it.

Just, check with Mo what you should do before you spend $100 on that thing, only to find it won't work for your application.

-C
 

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stick said:
goldznnz said:
just waitin on your write up and opinion on the r154 swap. hope there will be a list of everything needed for the swap :D

Ditto.
From what I saw and heard...this is not a recommended swap. :-?
Apparently the v160 is much easier to complete. What you save in money on the cost of the transmission, you make up for in stress and headaches.
 

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doublins said:
Wino_II said:
stick said:
goldznnz said:
just waitin on your write up and opinion on the r154 swap. hope there will be a list of everything needed for the swap :D

Ditto.
From what I saw and heard...this is not a recommended swap. :-?
Apparently the v160 is much easier to complete. What you save in money on the cost of the transmission, you make up for in stress and headaches.
do tell... I thought that ISJeff had a pretty easy go of it. Was that not the case? I guess he'll have to answer that.

I was eventually looking at the r154 for my car in the distant future. What are the issues if you don't mind me asking?
 

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Yeah, i'm interested in some details also, I too am looking for a tranny route, and till now the r154 looks very promising. ISJeff any insight on this matter?
 

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Wait, Before you had a automatic? If so how can you hear the bov with an automatic..i find it weird.
 

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Wait, Before you had a automatic? If so how can you hear the bov with an automatic..i find it weird.
he had a stock 5speed

you can hear the BOV with auto's on the IS...when you let go off the throttle...
 

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Wino_II said:
stick said:
goldznnz said:
just waitin on your write up and opinion on the r154 swap. hope there will be a list of everything needed for the swap :D

Ditto.
From what I saw and heard...this is not a recommended swap. :-?
fock, i fell like a hooker surrounded by cops :lol: donno what tranny to go with, w58-quick fix/temp, r154-gotta hear better results with the is300, v160/10g's i ain't got (well not all of it)

well any other chimers for the r154 on the is300?

guess wino II- us netters are gonna be waitin on you tranny swap, write up, and parts list down to the nut and bolt :lol:
 

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fock, i fell like a hooker surrounded by cops :lol: donno what tranny to go with, w58-quick fix/temp, r154-gotta hear better results with the is300, v160/10g's i ain't got (well not all of it)
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I have come to the conclusion that the w58 is the best swap for our cars, so long as you aren't going for HUGE power (550+rwhp).

For the cost of ONE v160 swap ($10,000, and this is a conservative estimate), I could purchase and install between TEN and FIFTEEN w58s, depending on how much money you get charged to pop it in, because it is a complete bolt-in.

Even if I blow my w58, I plan to just put another in there. The swap is just so easy, and w58s are cheap and plentiful.

Unless you have the kind of money where you can just dump 10 large on a v160 swap and think nothing of it, I would just do the w58.

I beat on mine daily and it's holding up great.

-C
 

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goldznnz said:
fock, i fell like a hooker surrounded by cops :lol: donno what tranny to go with, w58-quick fix/temp, r154-gotta hear better results with the is300, v160/10g's i ain't got (well not all of it)
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I have come to the conclusion that the w58 is the best swap for our cars, so long as you aren't going for HUGE power (550+rwhp).

For the cost of ONE v160 swap ($10,000, and this is a conservative estimate), I could purchase and install between TEN and FIFTEEN w58s, depending on how much money you get charged to pop it in, because it is a complete bolt-in.

Even if I blow my w58, I plan to just put another in there. The swap is just so easy, and w58s are cheap and plentiful.

Unless you have the kind of money where you can just dump 10 large on a v160 swap and think nothing of it, I would just do the w58.

I beat on mine daily and it's holding up great.

-C
Just to add to that...
Trekster (PFS Stage II) has the w58, and last I heard he beats on it pretty good with no probs so far! :p

Doublins:
I seem to recall that you swapped yours in on your own...
How many hours labor do you think it should take a decent shop?
 

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Just to add to that...
Trekster (PFS Stage II) has the w58, and last I heard he beats on it pretty good with no probs so far! :p

Doublins:
I seem to recall that you swapped yours in on your own...
How many hours labor do you think it should take a decent shop?
I had some help from a local shop- lord knows I wouldn't have been able to do it without a lift.

I would say a fair estimate would be 6 hours for a local shop, so expect to pay $500-600 in labor if you are going to have someone else do it.

-C
 
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