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|Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 10:02pm On Apr 30, 2022
I converted my D2 Coupé V6 (ES9A) from 6-speed Automatic to Manual Transmission, which I started the conversion on 01/11/2021 and concluded on 19/01/2022. The project started in 2020 before the conversion commenced in 2021. Words cannot express what the car has become after the conversion, which became another success, after carrying out a similar successful conversion in my Z9 V6.
POST CONVERSION: THE JOURNEY SO FAR:
As good as Peugeot 407 V6 Saloon, Estate or SW road handling were, none impressed me enough to consider ever owning a 407 back then. Not until the day I test drove a Coupé version with V6 petrol engine matted to 6-speed Stick-shift box, I was sold, which later became a reality for me (whatever you set your mind to will manifest).
The only Peugeot I have driven that handles this well (even better) than this D2 V6 Coupé was RCZ. The fun part is not necessarily the high-speed, but driving into & through a corner on high-speed. It's one of those things that are better experienced than explained. And one more thing. The car loves to be swerved. You can't help but love doing it, at every opportunity you got. You can also always change the car position via the stick and pedals, and return the car body position back to original through the pedals and stick, while the bucket sporty seats glue your body to the seats without any move.
Interestingly, this Coupé is so long that it's almost as long as the Z9 V6 Stick-Shift. The Z9 is only 87mm longer. So, don't expect a compact/smaller interior space of the Saloon version. Even the rear seats are big enough for adults to sit comfortably with average headroom (unless you are that tall in height like over 6ft).
Notwithstanding, my D9 V6 Stick-shift is still quicker, but insignificant to me based on joy derived when in action. He is quite a heavy car, which is easily felt, but zero body roll on very high speed on corners or sharp swerve between lanes. Purely made for hardcore enthusiasts (more pronounced with the Stick-Shift)
The Coupé still suffer the 407 Saloon, SW & Estates suspension weakness. Superior in performance, but not as rugged as the predecessor. I can live with that. For these components to last longer, don't abuse them by speeding on potholes, bumps or similar road conditions.
The AC system is good, but not as cold chilly as the predecessor. It takes some higher blower speed to have effect, unlike the predecessor. Notwithstanding, avoid setting the blower to Auto mode, especially at high ambient temperature. Not good for the system overtime. Same weakness in other versions of the 407.
The seats are not meant for comfort. Hard surface feel which some may find uncomfortable on rough roads. It's a constant reminder that the car is designed for hardcore, even though it's not a sport car (when compared to RCZ). There is another car that serves the comfort purpose for me: The Z9.
Irrespective of the Coupé shortcomings, the positives outweigh the negatives. This car came for one purpose and he is serving that purpose perfectly well. You could still experience some of these benefits on the Auto versions of this Coupé, except it limits your driving skills (especially if you already have them or want to explore and add more).
Was converting him to Stick-shift worth it? Bleep yeah! Will I do it all over? Absolutely! A car that inspires you to jump out of bed every morning with smile, just to jump back behind the wheel and gear him into action.
On the 05/01/2022 at Abuja - Nigeria, a man (Peugeot parts seller at Apo) said to me "The conversion you embarked on will never be successful, for attempting an impossible conversion. You won't go beyond the stage you claimed the conversion has reached. Mark my words this moment, you are going to scrap the car at this stage, for no one has ever successfully converted a 407 V6 Automatic to Manual gearbox", he concluded.
As I was walking away in disbelief in what I heard, I got to my Z9 I drove to Apo that very day and I couldn't help but wondered "Why ever bother to explain yourself to people?". Last I checked, similar words were said when I was converting this very Z9 V6 to Stick-Shift, "This conversion won't work", they all said.
One of the life lessons my 4 V6 Stick-Shift Peugeot vehicles have taught me is "You are the only obstacle to your happiness, not him, her or them, but you."
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 10:06pm On Apr 30, 2022
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by buygala(m): 1:55am On May 01, 2022
Person go just dey, dey find wahala
Oga op, if you needed a manual trans, why not just get a factory one instead of all this cut and join? ?? ?
This is 2022 Bros... very few people are interested in these your long stories about these Peugeots that we know that other mechanics fix for you while you run online to take the glory.. at least since we got to know that you are a goggle mechanic who is only good at pointing at what a roadside mechanic will do the dirty job of fixing... We have heard your story in Abuja
Better carry this your coupe coffin comot make people see road
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|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by oride: 5:56am On May 01, 2022
@buygala, You really should learn to be quiet more, this is cartalk. A man should be known to think and listen more. This behavior of yours is getting annoying.
@Ikenna351 glad to have you back. The 407 coupe has always tickled my fancy but my specs would be an i4 stick shift. Nice job.
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by mejai(m): 8:29am On May 01, 2022
From ur pics... Don't u think u are not fair to 504? With it ur collections go complete.
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by cyborg123(m): 9:16am On May 01, 2022
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by oride: 9:37am On May 01, 2022
I think the 505 represents the generation of the 504 well.
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 12:40pm On May 01, 2022
The Rumble of ES9A Engine on My D2 Coupé V6 Stick-Shift (0 - 113 km/h on Gears 1 & 2).
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|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by kingreign(m): 1:25pm On May 01, 2022
That’s about the slowest V6 acceleration I’ve seen in recent times. Plus the way the tachometer goes to redline makes me wonder why isn’t it picking up speeds rapidly or isn’t it’s engine built with some form of variable valve timing systems?
Just my observation.
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|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by OfficialDJ: 1:27pm On May 01, 2022
kingreign:Your observation ISN'T NEEDED
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by OfficialDJ: 1:29pm On May 01, 2022
buygala:I wonder who likes this airhead's post.
With a brain the size of a pea.
It's a new month; you should focus on upgrading that archaic accord you drive rather than devaluing a man's passion.
TF is wrong with you? This kleptomaniac charge and bail lawyer.
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by kingreign(m): 1:37pm On May 01, 2022
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Cokahot: 1:58pm On May 01, 2022
And the hand brake is by the left instead of right. Na accident dey load so. Abi na uk converted
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by cyborg123(m): 2:31pm On May 01, 2022
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by wazzub: 2:34pm On May 01, 2022
The Lion King himself. Welldone
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by buygala(m): 3:05pm On May 01, 2022
A man should not be known to listen to more rubbish...If you think you are a man and you listen to every dunghill that passes,then you are not only less than a man, but even less than an animal..Even dogs recoil at certain nonsense..
Peugeots in their normal state are among the worst kind of cars to own..small play, BSI abi wetin dem dey call am don go..vehicle will start having ogbanje and marine spirit combo happily looking for whose blood to suck..
In spite of the devilishness of this brand of vehicle, op still deems it fit to sacrifice our peace and quiet for a loud massage of his bloated ego by telling us how he swapped this and swapped that inside this lion or that lion...Lion wey small window tap fix fit incur six years BSI madness for am, is that a lion ?
After all the bravado, grandstanding and peniss grabbing that op does here, one unfortunate soul will think Peugeots are all nice little puppies that an average can swap and unswap stuff and still maintain your sanity..Run into trouble with that and try reaching out to Mr Lion Balls, and watch him slam you with consultation fees and all what not ...and it's not even like he does these swaps himself..we Sabi the ibo guys for Abuja wey dey help am run am, only for him to come here and run his mouth and charge people for what he observed for free under Udoka's tree-shade workshop in Utako
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|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by kingreign(m): 3:05pm On May 01, 2022
Cokahot:It’s not. That’s where it ought to be.
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by buygala(m): 3:12pm On May 01, 2022
Have u gotten the papers of that your jalopy CLS changed to your name so you we can both show those workings you have been running away from?
Better crawl back into whatever crevice you sneaked out of and stop interjecting in human conversations
Bastard son of a reptile, shebi I don warn you make u avoid me if you can't show workings of your braggings the way you show your stinky 32 like a thirsty wall gecko?
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by OfficialDJ: 3:31pm On May 01, 2022
buygala:As usual; the broke Abuja gigolo strings incoherent, half-witted, moronic posts in a bid to have some savagery.
I don't avoid s_tupid people, and your foolishness and perceived ramblings is a security threat, IQ wise to all meaningful car talkers.
Your brain must be likened to an unripe mango, as it only allows you to use the foolish part of it.
I'm sure that gap teeth in between your rotten dentition is a perfect description between you and posting sensible answers.
You cannot avoid me. I'm your nemesis, and will continue to be until you are Baptized with wisdom and the evil spirit of unrivaled foolishness, retarded behavior, and generational foolishness leaves your body.
Broke, discombobulated, hermaphrodite.
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by buygala(m): 3:36pm On May 01, 2022
So u get power to talk like this..but almost two years now, you no fit show proof of ownership of that Jalopy CLS wey go soon kill u
Chochochochocho...you get six packs for mouth ...at least you are better than your daddy whose only worldly possession was the yellow semen he used to conceive his slowpoke of a son
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|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by OfficialDJ: 3:43pm On May 01, 2022
buygala:ramblings of a feather-brained retard.
I gave you a deal... Show your account balance worth at least 500k and I'll do a video, documenting everything..the cars, the mods, everything.
I'm not a broke frustrated fulani g.ay retard who frolics car talk with meaningless ramblings
I have a father innit? Your mother was gang-raped by three albino dwarfs and you probably escaped dwarfism by the whiskers.
Don't celebrate yet, your offsprings will still be dwarfs. If it's a lie, send your children's pictures here....
Oh.... I forgot,you have none. no woman wants to bear the babies of a dementia inflicted buffalo with a net worth of a cassava stem...
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by VJSMILESS: 3:45pm On May 01, 2022
OfficialDJ:it's the new month dj, stop this thing
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by VJSMILESS: 3:47pm On May 01, 2022
Net worth of a cassava stem.
Kingdemu come see o
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by NobleEngineer(m): 3:48pm On May 01, 2022
baba... that acceleration slow like that?
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by buygala(m): 4:10pm On May 01, 2022
You are obviously enjoying the roll in the mud as the pig that you are
Alede lasan lasan
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by OfficialDJ: 4:24pm On May 01, 2022
buygala:A pig can tell you what color of panties your mom wore today
She loves pigs-DIRTY, SCRAWLY and muddy all in her.
She must be a beehive of bacteria and stds..
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Nobody: 4:27pm On May 01, 2022
Did u read d Gear 1 and 2 part? If this is slow in gear 1 and 2. What then do u define as fast?
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by kingreign(m): 4:51pm On May 01, 2022
Gear 1-2 transition time is slow in that car. Notice despite the redlining of that engine it took quite a number of time to get to speeds. That car is like an 8-9seconds 0-100km/h car.
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by oride: 5:04pm On May 01, 2022
I noticed too. The speed wasn't fast enough compared to the revs.
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Kingdemu: 5:23pm On May 01, 2022
VJSMILESS:Hahaha... officialDJ has always been Buygala's nemesis. He has severally stripped his ugly nyansh naked. I'm always happy when CarTalk's resident dundee is given a taste of his own medicine. Useless charge and bail lawyer who feels he can jump on every thread to show poor parental upbringing. I just wish one day I'll meet him just so I can spit on his dull baldhead.
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 5:25pm On May 01, 2022
This test was done with normal slow acceleration (gradually depressing throttle pedal) to redline, easily achieved via Stick-Shift (not immediate WOT or pedal to floor). The video wasn't made for 0-60 of the car (how quick the car can be), but specifically for the engine note on the 2 gears demonstrated on the video up to redline, as described on the video title. Borrow a knowledgeable/technical eye from one who has and watch the video, focusing on how rpm started the increase Vs one intended for 0-60 acceleration (WOT from 0km/h).
In the video, On gear 1, the throttle pedal was slowly depressed and stopped halfway before the floor before it hit redline. There was long gap or delay before I started gradually accelerating again after i upshifted to gear 2 from 1 (because i wasn't targeting seconds), which made the rpm to drastically dropped. The gear 2 took over at lower rpm for 0-60 purpose and the depress on the throttle pedal was much slower this time than earlier with gear 1 (watch both tachometer and speedometer on gear 1 & 2 and observe the pace of acceleration/rpm increase were different when I upshifted from 1 to 2, including the speedometer/vehicle speed). At no point did I depress the throttle pedal beyond halfway to the floor while on both gears during this test.
If you have zero skill, basic knowledge or basic skills on Stick-Shift (which is obvious on this thread from comments) and want to improve your skills, know that Stick-Shift doesn't require instant WOT or pedal to floor to hit redline (especially ones with powerful Engines), as long as the engine is sound. A small acceleration can take the revs up there, depending on right gear and right skill, unless you are racing where every second matters or doing 0-60. Immediate WOT is very unnecessary on Stick-Shifts for redline while in motion, unless on the automatic transmission that basically requires throttle pedal to be pushed and hold to the floor to achieve redline while car is in motion.
Any hardcore enthusiast should know this by now. If you want to become one like me, start paying attention or start listening to your car. Your car is always telling you something while behind the wheel. That's how you learn.
|Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by VJSMILESS: 5:49pm On May 01, 2022
Kingdemu:when you meet am, abeg disfigure him face for me. Annoying guy
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