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      01-10-2009, 11:54 PM   #11
smellthebeans
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That's a possible advantage....3.61 gears vs 3.15

Head tech at my shop told me that the swap is possible because the fitting (connector) for the ECU connector to transmission are the same for manual and automatics.

I don't understand how the dynamic traction control would be affected if at all?

Off the top of my head you would need
Getrag 6MT
Bell housing
Drive shaft (?) U joints?
Crossmember mount
clutch assy. (pressure plate, disc, & throwout bearing)
tubing
master cylinder
pedal assembly
shift linkage assy
plugs for the transmission cooling in the radiator.

Possibly you would need the DME from a loaner?

Considering a rebuilt installation of a automatic can run around 6K. An industrious and technically savy person can locate a donor vehicle and conduct most of the work himself.
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