Would be real easy to do. All you need is someone with the same model in auto and get them side by side and swap it all over. Personally I think you're crazy but if you're serious I'm sure you would have any number of takers willing to PM you and make a deal.
If you're not driving a manual you're really just steering.
I think your biggest headache in the AUs is swapping the pedal/boxes over - the rest is fairly straight forward if a little tedious, certainly possible - for the cost and trouble though, why don't you trade up to a BA auto? I think you might get a good trade up price from your dealer.
The conversion itself wouldnt be that much trouble I wouldnt think. But actually converting a manual to auto is just ludicrous. Why not just get an Auto? They are going for less now becasue those few manuals that are round are very sought after.
1999 AU XR8
14.594 @ 94.40mph
152.2RWKW (APS dyno)
Switchable Shift Kit, K&N panel filter, Lukey straight thru mufflers, momo gear and steer,
DBA slotted rotors/Bendix ultimate pads (front), Pioneer MP3 head unit and BA XR carpet mats.
Originally posted by JCV8 I can think of two good reasons for doing this:
1. No/damaged left foot/leg
2. Need to tow something heavy! An XR6 or 8 in manual form will not tow anything over 1200kg - an auto can tow up to 1600kg standard and 2300kg with load levelling kit.
Of course the manual will tow over 1200kg - you are simply stating the manufacturers imposed limit, which is ridiculous but unfortunately necessary for them to protect their warranty from abuse by cretins who can't drive manuals properly.
Once you are out of warranty period you are quite safe to tow up to the legally defined limits set by your relevant state govt. In NSW, with trailer brakes, you may tow a load equal to one and a half times the laden weight of your vehicle. And I'd rather be towing 2300kg with a manual rather than an auto any day.
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