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    CelicaSupra.com Member ABQMK2's Avatar
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    Clutch disc will work...pressure plate won't.

    I'm running raptor racing's feramic W58 clutch disc with my R154, I'm just using a different PP.

    Also the front half of a Mk3 auto transmission drive shaft attached to your Mk2 W58 rear section driveshaft will work...make sure you also use a Mk2 auto transmission crossmember.

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    Couple tips as I am in the middle of my R154 swap.

    1. Do the test fits before putting the pilot bearing or flywheel on. Much easier to do a couple test fits when you do not have to get the transmission over the flywheel and perfectly lined up on the pilot bearing.

    2. I tried the air hammer, claw hammer, 10 lbs slide hammer, and even some mild blow torch. The tunnel did not budge. I decided to do a twist on William's idea. I went to Walmart and bought a 2 ton bottle jack for $15. I installed the manual transmission cross member. I then wedged the jack in and pressed it up against all the areas I marked on the first test fit. I pushed the tunnel out as far as the jack allowed. It rebounded back a decent bit after I released it. Did this several times on several different points of each side where I wanted to expand it. Next test fit was perfect. Total time was 30 minutes.

    Hope this helps others.

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    Excellent tips. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb7 View Post
    I installed the manual transmission cross member. I then wedged the jack in and pressed it up against all the areas I marked on the first test fit. I pushed the tunnel out as far as the jack allowed. It rebounded back a decent bit after I released it. Did this several times on several different points of each side where I wanted to expand it.
    That's exactly what I did! Worked like a charm and required no heat, moving of carpet, etc... I can't say it took 30 minutes though :/, definitely took me a couple hours. But I put the car as high as I could in the air, put the trans on a trans jack and test fitted that way... then cut the section out for the shifter hole.
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    LOL this thing is giving me a headache! Almost done now tho.
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    FUCK ME!!!! Took forever on my Supra. Trans hall did not want to budge! BUT I AM NOW A R-154 MK2!!!

    Anyway I highly recommend using a cylnder jack like the guys have been talking as of late. IT WORKS!!! Dont get discouraged because it bounces back into shape. Keep at it and push in the high points. I dont have pics to help but it WILL WORK.

    My work time for me was 8+ HRS!!!

    Thats me for not having all the right tools.
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    Nice work.

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