New Airtrek Owner - Manual conversion thread?

Hi guys!

Just acquired an Airtrek Turbo over the last few days, and has been quite an experience. There have been a few mods done to it by previous owner, and has been great.

Although I have actually come from a string of manual cars. I have not had an auto/tip for the last 3-4 years.

I have been searching on this forum and all over the net for anyone who has done the conversion and put up pictures, how theyve done it, etc. however I cant for the life of me find anything! I can only find and read that 'this person has done it' or 'that person has done it', but theres no other information after that.

So what I'm wanting to know is, is there a link that I may have missed or a direction I can be pointed to, to find pictures or manual conversions? I don't like the look of the stick using the same place on the console, but would much rather prefer the stick in between the drivers and passengers seats.

Also, what exhaust system do people generally use?

Should point out that Im from Auckland, New Zealand

Thanks in advance
 

4gbanger

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4gbanger

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hi mate.. there is one guy here in our forum did the manual conversion + 2wd setup.. he write all from the beginning including photos. you got to search deeper in this forum.. this guy did the conversion like few years ago..
 

AvanT

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Howdy Slayerbot from NZ & welcome to MAC =)
Always happy to be able to assist.
I did my manual 5-speed conversion few years ago.
It depends quite a lot on what components is easily available on your side? and do U rather bolt-on or custommize?
 

AvanT

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Actually, certain parts from Evo 4,5,6 will come handy coz not everything from the Evo 7,8,9 will plug-&-play.
Like what I mentioned earlier, it depends on what U can source for at your end.

Certain areas of the conversion will be truly DIY.....e.g: footbrake -> handbrake.......manual shifter location......
 

AvanT

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Hi bro stutzedward =)
The trek is more of a weekend car nowadays, driving the Navara as my daily car coz my work needs it. How bout U?
 

stutzedward

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Hi bro stutzedward =)
The trek is more of a weekend car nowadays, driving the Navara as my daily car coz my work needs it. How bout U?
I am good bro. :) I use my trek as my daily cow-cart la.

It's 13 year older but still love it. No more mods, just maintaining to run reliably... old man don't need too much omph also... hehe...
 

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I am good bro. :) I use my trek as my daily cow-cart la.

It's 13 year older but still love it. No more mods, just maintaining to run reliably... old man don't need too much omph also... hehe...
Yours already like 250 to 270 horses right? Don't need too much?......hhahhahahhahaha:rofl:
 

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Hi, Please check this thread may be of some help regarding airtrek conversion to manual. if any advice needed please do let me know.

http://www.zerotohundred.com/newforums/showthread.php?t=461853

I have just about completed my project and will be starting a new thread with upgrades and some pics of the project.

Am now mapping which has taken very long due to the upgrades.