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Old 04-19-2017, 09:25 AM   #8
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Mike D was trying to tell me that you can do some trickery to make an SMG a full manual?
Yep. Very simple, the transmission is the same as a manual car. There are just a few mods made to the bellhousing for a manual (tapping a few holes and adding some springs) that can be done DIY, or there's a guy that does them on an exchange basis for $500. Rip out all the SMG stuff, add pedals and a manual shifter setup and good to go.

Can be done for less than a grand, much cheaper if you source used parts. SMG pumps are $3000+ when they let go, so finding these cars with trans problems are the best deals around.
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