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Old Nov 1, 2009, 08:59 AM   #1
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manual to automatic conversion?

okay you guys are gonna think im crazy but im looking to convert my 05 lancer ralliart from manual to automatic, but im having a hard time finding a transmission and parts...just wondering if you guys knew of any sites where I can find such things....looked on ebay but didnt see really anything there :/

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Old Nov 1, 2009, 09:36 AM   #2
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Just buy a auto car. Way too expensive to swap
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Old Nov 1, 2009, 10:12 AM   #3
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look for another ralliart owner that has an auto that will trade
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Old Nov 1, 2009, 10:35 AM   #4
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It'll cost more to do a conversion than it will to replace the car.
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Old Nov 1, 2009, 11:15 AM   #5
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Does anyone remember that other guy who made the thread about giving his RA to his sister, but she wont learn manual so he wanted to convert it to automatic?

That guy wasn't too bright..
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Old Nov 1, 2009, 12:36 PM   #6
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anyone who just refuses to learn how to drive a manual shouldn't be allowed to drive. in fact, should be requirement to learn on a manual and do the road test in a manual. People would be better drivers.
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Old Nov 1, 2009, 02:28 PM   #7
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I agree with all of the above posts. Over in the UK you have to take your road test in a manual. It doesn't matter if the majority of cars sold in North America are autos, as Thomar mentioned, they should still do the same here.

And really.. I imagine it isn't an easy swap. Even if it could be done for cheaper than replacing the car, wouldn't it still be better off in the long run to leave as is and buy an auto? Less risk of something going wrong with it down the road. I can only imagine the length of modifications needed to swap transmissions!
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yeah im probally just going to buy an automatic next year...got a bike and only really take that in summer so for the winter I really just want a automatic and not have to worry about shifting but oh well thanks for the input guys
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I have done an auto to manual swap in a car, my honda. IT was probably the least pleasurable experience of my life. It was easier going from auto to manual, but going the other way would be ridiculous, if not impossible. Need a computer to control the tranny, new wiring harness or run specific wires to the transmission, shift linkage, rip the old manual crap out, not to mention the mounts might not match... Might want to think about an auto beater, or just sell the car and change it up... Good luck, but don't start anything and not fully understand what it entails like I did...
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Old Nov 1, 2009, 09:31 PM   #10
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lol i'd trade with you if you were in chicago =P but just give me about a week to transfer all my parts over as well lmao

for real though jk cause i love my car even though its an auto =] best bet i would say is trade it in for an auto ra if you can find one in the area from a dealer or private seller
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I want to have a manual in my SportBack you want to trade trannys? Do you know of someone who would do the swap? I can have (maybe) the 1st manual sportback in US!
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I only know one guy who has done a manual to auto swap, but it was to turn his car into an all out drag racing car, so made sense in his case with the beefed up tranny he had

Like everyone else says, hopefully you can find someone with an auto who wants to swap...
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Old Nov 5, 2009, 08:09 PM   #13
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I want to have a manual in my SportBack you want to trade trannys? Do you know of someone who would do the swap? I can have (maybe) the 1st manual sportback in US!

I have tech who can do the work but its gonna take some time, so idk how it would work out with you being in ohio and everything?
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It'll cost more to do a conversion than it will to replace the car.
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A friend of mine has a auto ralli art that wants a 5spd. I wish you were in Va.
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