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Old 09-06-2004, 18:27   #1 (permalink)
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Transmition swap or New car ?

i own a 92 EB II xr6 ... yes its auto, now theres my problem... its a basically a screwed auto box and im in need of a new one, i have 2 options. which one would be the better choice?

1. convert it to manual.
2. by new auto for it then sell it and by a manual xr6.

im in a great need of help, but regardless it need a 3rd pedal, im starting to hate these damn slugg boxes.

any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Transmition swap or New car ?

same diff in cost and effort, go the manual install, if you really want manual.
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Old 09-06-2004, 18:29   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Transmition swap or New car ?

Many people have done manual conversions on here. Do a search it should cost no more than $1500 to have done.
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Old 09-06-2004, 18:52   #4 (permalink)
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ye... but it comes with hassels and all that other hard work
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Re: Transmition swap or New car ?

If you wanted to shoot the idea down of putting in a manual from the start why did you bother asking ??
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Old 09-06-2004, 20:17   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Transmition swap or New car ?

I think he's playing devil's advocate. I'm a believer of "better the devil you know" which would lean towards the conversion option.
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Old 09-06-2004, 22:28   #7 (permalink)
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no its just im after the cheaper method and i can garantee i wont be doing the work so it'll a fair bit more than 1500, considering i go toffered 2000 to recon my auto box, i doubt that a conversion would be cheaper.
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i think you will find the conversion cheaper. The autos are damm expensive to fix. I got all the parts for a manual conversion including a rebuilt box for $1250 and it is not a big deal to install.
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Old 09-06-2004, 22:57   #9 (permalink)
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thats not a bad deal, where did you pick that up from, but what about the ECU troubles and rough idles and so forth? have u come across that? o btw whats your ride?
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i think you will find the conversion cheaper. The autos are damm expensive to fix. I got all the parts for a manual conversion including a rebuilt box for $1250 and it is not a big deal to install.
But how repeatable is this purchase? Was that a once off lucky find? I'm sure not everyone could source conversion kits at that price, V8 considerations aside, I've tried!
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