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Join Date: Jan 2005
Re: How expensive would it be to pay someone to change auto to manual on XR wagon?
As XYFMTJOE has said, its costly.
Mainly labour is involved though. The pedalbox is a ba**ard to put in, since the steering column has to be removed and the dash half disassembled. A different bellhousing is needed also?? The tranny itself isnt much to bolt up, although the hole where the auto pokes through may have to be modded (not sure tho).
Also consider that the centre console in the car will either have to be modded or replaced.
I got a reputable wrecker to change my XD wagon from auto to manual. To minimise costs I installed the pedalbox with the auto still in, and took the centre console out completely. When it got there, all they had to do was bore a hole for the gearstick, put a cluch cable on, different flywheel and bellhousing fitted, then bolt up the tranny.
When it got home I put the centre console in, and finished it off.
That been said, its definately worth the conversion. I personally hate automatics as you lose power turning the fluid around accelerating, and wear your brakes down about twice as quick trying to stop.