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Old 10-18-2002, 20:48   #1 (permalink)
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Question Manual to auto change over

Hi I'm new to this site and have a question to ask. Is it a simple job to change from a manual to an auto in a Xr 6 2001 Au11 Has any body done this.And is any body interested in doing this swap
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Old 10-26-2002, 20:27   #2 (permalink)
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Manual to auto

why on earth would you want to do that for. i have an auto ef and i hate it.
you need a new computer fot the auto because it controls the transmision.
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It would be cheaper to trade your car in on an Auto and personally i wouldnt wanna do it to a car that is that new, waste of a new car if you ask me and could stuff your warranty up.
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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.
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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.
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I have an AUII XR6 in manual, and i really can't think why you would want to swap the transmission to an auto.
Quite simply an XR6 in manual rocks.

But as a few others here say, i'd trade the car in for a BA XR6 auto if you really want an auto. The cost for a conversion would be heaps.
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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.
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Oh, but I'd still trade up to the BA Auto, or even talk to your local dealer about trading to an equivalent aged auto - you may be surprised at what they say
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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.
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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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