Monday, February 1, 2010

B18CR S80 Gearbox 4.4fd LSD

After more than a year hardship, finally I managed to save enough $$$ for a auto-manual conversion. ;P

I asked Master Chung to look for a nice and suitable gearbox for my ride. Frankly, I'm attracted to B16B (S4C) EK9 gearbox. 4.4fd with helical LSD. That's really nice. ;)

1 day, Master Chung called me and told me that he saw a nice gearbox laying on the floor at halfcut shop. He asked if I'm interested to get it. I thaught I would be getting an EK9 gearbox. But he told it was S80 B18CR gearbox. I was shocked. I asked myself, should I take it? Well, my mouth faster than my mind, a yes just pop out from my mouth. Hehe. :D

Then a day after that, I went to his shop to have the 1st look at the gearbox. It doesn't look good from outside, but the inner parts were so clean and nice. Then I got a lesson from Master Chung. ;)

He agreed to take out the inner parts to check everything internally. And some cosmectic work need to be done. The gearbox housing is going to get a nice and smooth polishing till it shines. Haha.

Just got it...


nice? dirty? bad? ;P





smooth and nice



enough shines?

better than just got it..hehe..
Now the quest to get all the parts for the conversion is going real fast. But the ship from Japan was too slow. Haiz. ;P
Hopefully can get some good news from Master Chung soon. Till then...stay tune. Haha. :)


ShuN said...

finally u got one of the biggest improvement moving from auto to manual, lol

p.s : just a reminder though, S80 spec: J4D (96specR & 4.4 final drive), N3E (98specR & 4.785 final drive)
i would recommend the 4.785 fd xD

jimmy-aka-podz said...

Thanks. I agree with u. lol. 4.785fd will be way out of my budget. I'll need to save money for 2 years if I were to get this spec. Hehe.

Koh said...

wow.... polish like mirror finish ah.... you should send the engine head for port n polish too.....

jimmy-aka-podz said...

Not really mirror finish. Just smooth and a little bit of shines. Hehe..

ShuN said...

mind if I ask what gear fluid do u use?

jimmy-aka-podz said...

Actually the gearbox still lying on the ground in my mechanic's workshop. I haven't got all the parts yet, so, haven't decide on what gear fluid to use. I will update you when I get this gearbox on my ride. ;)

ShuN said...

Cool. Get it on as soon as you can xD You'll get addicted to it!
Oh and, what kind of clutch you going to use?

jimmy-aka-podz said...

Haha. I'm just as excited as you are. :P Actually I havent decide on those parts yet. Still need to wait for the arrival of all the parts, then only will decide and discuss with my mechanic. Hehe. :)