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
Drive shaft (?) U joints?
clutch assy. (pressure plate, disc, & throwout bearing)
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.
Last edited by smellthebeans; 01-20-2009 at 07:32 PM.