|07-30-2009, 10:55 AM||#1|
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Drives: 2002 WS6 Trans Am
Join Date: Feb 2009
Converting Auto to Manual?
Does anyone have any knowledge on swapping out a auto trans for a manual? Difficulties? Is it expensive? Options? Thanks.
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|07-30-2009, 01:14 PM||#2|
Drives: 00 Blazer
Join Date: Aug 2008
If you could find the components at salvage or new parts. Unless you have a garage with a proper lift and tranny jack or tranny lift best to let a tranny shop do it.
Can cost from 1000 on up depending on what components you can scrounge up.
Have you considered a nice automatic upgrade?
|08-02-2009, 08:50 PM||#3|
Lots of info in the trans section of thirdgen.org.
Heres some info to get you started:
2004 Civic Ex
1994 Honda Magna 750
- 350 TPI
- 3.45 9bolt
- UMI EVERYTHING!
- Eibach Pro-Kit
- Tokico Illumina Shocks
- LS1 Brakes
|08-26-2009, 01:52 PM||#4|
Drives: 84 Z28
Join Date: Aug 2009
Best bet is to find a wrecked donor car and get all of the brackets, crossmembers and driveline.
It's a big job.
Why not just invest in a built tranny? The 700R4 like you probably have has a lot of aftermarket kits available and can be built to be pretty solid.
|08-26-2009, 01:58 PM||#5|
Drives: Cargo van.
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Metal Metal Land
I swapped a t5 into my 91z in my driveway. The only hard (and by hard I mean annoying) part was changing out the pedal bracket to allow a clutch pedal. Plus when you drill your holes for the clutch hydraulics be sure to add an extra peice of sheet metal to that spot. Mine eventually ripped my firewall. I didn know that on stock manuals that it was double walled there.
Seriously though sit back and plan it out. I did it when I was 19 with little mechanical knowledge. I could probably do that 80% drunk today and still do it better or faster than I did back then.
Oh and cut a nice hole for the shifter. Mine looked like Jaws took a bite out of my car.
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