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Old 03-14-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Convert Automatic to Manual

Just wondering if it would be possible to convert my automatic V6 to a manual? I am really missing the fun of having a manual trans. The paddle shifters just are not the same. I bought the automatic because the wife can not drive a manual, but in the year that I have owned the car she has never drivin it. Would a conversion of this nature be really expensive?
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:07 PM   #2
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cheaper to trade for another car, and less problems
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:08 PM   #3
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Its always possible but it would be way too much work to do. I'd stop this line of thinking right now, you have no idea how much money you'll spend.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:12 PM   #4
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Dude, it's simple and will cost you about 4-5 grand.

1. Get in your car.
2. Drive to nearest Chevy dealer.
3. Trade your A6 in for an M6.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:39 PM   #5
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More hassle than it's worth...Better and cheaper to trade it for a M6
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:43 PM   #6
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I'll third or fourth the motion to trade it it...
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:20 PM   #7
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I figured that much. Thanks guys for confirming.
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:22 PM   #8
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Just wondering if it would be possible to convert my automatic V6 to a manual? I am really missing the fun of having a manual trans. The paddle shifters just are not the same. I bought the automatic because the wife can not drive a manual, but in the year that I have owned the car she has never drivin it. Would a conversion of this nature be really expensive?

I know what you mean, I went from a 6 speed in my corvette to the auto. Honestly, and by experience, replacing the car would be better than trying to convert it.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:31 PM   #9
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:43 PM   #10
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Warranty would be void and you would get a CEL if you convert auto to manual.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:45 PM   #11
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i'm with the others definitely possible with deep pockets would be much easier and faster to trade in... unless you want a project car then go for it but it will cost you a lot more than you may have to spend and you would likely be the first to do it so you would have to do all the trial and error yourself or at a shop
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:34 PM   #12
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trade the wife in, lol
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:08 PM   #13
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trade the wife in, lol
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:29 PM   #14
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I almost can't believe anyone would ask this. You may as well inquire if you can fit a Ford 5.0L V8 in there. It's be about as much work.
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