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Hi, I don’t know if anyone else has thought about it, but the new Hyundai Veloster n spec has the same engine as the 2.0 turbo in our Optimas. That car comes with a manual transmission, would it be possible to put that trans into an Optima???
 

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I don’t think it’ll bolt in as the chassis is completely different. you’ll probably spend most of your money on fabricating parts. I think it’d be easier to swap in the manual out of a 2.4 2011 optima. You’d need an adapter plate but the rest of the Kia hardware may work. I’m currently trying to find out how much it’ll be to swap my 2.4L optima with said transmission so i’ll let you know just how expensive it is.
 

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I don’t think it’ll bolt in as the chassis is completely different. you’ll probably spend most of your money on fabricating parts. I think it’d be easier to swap in the manual out of a 2.4 2011 optima. You’d need an adapter plate but the rest of the Kia hardware may work. I’m currently trying to find out how much it’ll be to swap my 2.4L optima with said transmission so i’ll let you know just how expensive it is.
Awesome let me know!
 
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