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Old 04-23-2002, 08:17 AM   #1
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Question Is and Auto to Manual Conversion Possible?

Excuse me if this is a repost, I searched the forum for it and couldn't get any conclusive results.

For an MY02 WRX is it possible to do an Automatic to Manual 5-speed conversion? And how difficult would it be acquire a 5-speed? Would it be possible to use the STi's 6-speed?

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Old 04-23-2002, 08:36 AM   #2
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Excuse me if this is a repost, I searched the forum for it and couldn't get any conclusive results.

For an MY02 WRX is it possible to do an Automatic to Manual 5-speed conversion? And how difficult would it be acquire a 5-speed? Would it be possible to use the STi's 6-speed?

Thanks.
Why not get a manual in the first place ?

Later...AH
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Old 04-23-2002, 12:52 PM   #3
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Why not get a manual in the first place ?

Later...AH
i don't think that helps
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Old 04-23-2002, 01:07 PM   #4
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Default Anything is possible.....

If you have enough money.

Just like it is possible to put a porsche engine into an old school VW bug, or an EJ20 into an Impreza RS body shell, or to make a Subaru engine fly an airpliane.

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Old 04-23-2002, 10:17 PM   #5
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Default Re: Is and Auto to Manual Conversion Possible?

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Excuse me if this is a repost, I searched the forum for it and couldn't get any conclusive results.

For an MY02 WRX is it possible to do an Automatic to Manual 5-speed conversion? And how difficult would it be acquire a 5-speed? Would it be possible to use the STi's 6-speed?

Thanks.
Why would you want to do that?

You have the best trans in the world!

/flame suit on


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Old 04-23-2002, 10:40 PM   #6
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If you have enough money.

Just like it is possible to put a porsche engine into an old school VW bug, or an EJ20 into an Impreza RS body shell, or to make a Subaru engine fly an airpliane.
How about:

If I had enough money I wouldn't be wasting time with a WRX.

to that.

So, I ask again. Under the very basic assumtion that my budget is not unlimited like it is for 99.99% of everyone that owns or is interested in a WRX, Is this transmission swap possible, has it been done, or is there anyone that I could consult?
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Old 04-24-2002, 12:35 AM   #7
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is it possible? Sure it's possible, but is it easy?
has it beendone? I kinda doubt it cause they have plenty of 5spd WRXs at the dealer

I would say if you wanna sap to a 5spd, trade in your car, you'll save yourself alot of headaches and ALOT of money

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Old 04-24-2002, 09:20 AM   #8
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If the car would run without the automatic being there, then sure, it's a pretty easy swap.

I did it on my car, but it's 9 years old using an 11-year old transmission. Works %95 perfect, with just some minor electrical things i had to hook up like the reverse lights, neutral switch and cutting a wire to tell the ECU it was working with a 5MT.

Everything will bolt rright in.

Truth be told, the 4EAT is a kick-ass tranny with a few mods.

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Old 04-24-2002, 09:35 AM   #9
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Truth be told, the 4EAT is a kick-ass tranny with a few mods.

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Old 04-24-2002, 12:44 PM   #10
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F=ma,

Yes it is doable. If you are mechanically inclined, you can do it yourself, otherwise expect a few thousand $ in labor costs.

Look at this thread and drop PM's to people in there that have done the conversion (like PaulN).

My AT will be swapped out as soon as the slushbox explodes or when I decide to upgrade from the RS and convert the shell to a rally car.

Good luck and keep me posted if you ever do the swap.

Cheers,
Max.

P.S. Lool at DLC's site about converting his Turbo Legacy wagon to MT. You may also want to ping PaulN in the UK who performed a swap in his GTB wagon.

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Old 04-24-2002, 01:58 PM   #11
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If the car would run without the automatic being there, then sure, it's a pretty easy swap.

I did it on my car, but it's 9 years old using an 11-year old transmission. Works %95 perfect, with just some minor electrical things i had to hook up like the reverse lights, neutral switch and cutting a wire to tell the ECU it was working with a 5MT.

Everything will bolt rright in.

Truth be told, the 4EAT is a kick-ass tranny with a few mods.

Dave
In case of the WRX, the underlying hardware is completely different in terms of the center differential and the electro-mechanical transfer clutches, both of which are absent from the Viscous coupling equipped manual-WRX.

If the switch was an easy affair, then Subaru themselves would have offered the kickass-AWD system of the Auto-WRX in the manual-WRX. The fact that they decided to fit in the Viscous coupler in the manual-WRX is proof enough that it is not an easy switch by any stretch.

Later...AH
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Old 04-25-2002, 01:07 AM   #12
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you will be better trading in and gettin the 5spd...I had a auto wrx...and wanted to do the 5spd swap....with the tranny..parts and labor...youre like 8-10k.....I was about to do it....then I talked to my dealer...and found out it would be better to trade it in...so i traded and i ended up losing only $2,500 after everything was done and did. and im so much more happy.
plus you dont have to worry about anything being screwed up from the swap.
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