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Old 05-17-2004, 01:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering how much it would cost to get a '02 330i automatic transmission to a manual transmission and where i would go to get this done.
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Old 05-17-2004, 10:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd love to know the same thing. I have an 02 325xi and it's got just about everything I could hope for - but it's an auto and not a manual. From what I've read - it's just better to trade the thing in and get another one in a stick... but from what I could figure out - parts and labor would probably cost you around $6000-9000, at least. And the BMW dealer I talked to say they'd rather just trade you cars than convert it as it reduces the value of the car.

Hope that helps - but hey - if anyone else knows - shout out!
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It's completley possible.

Do the work yourself. And while your in there, do an M3 engine swap, its gonna cost you close to that anyway.
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Anyone know how I can convert my 3 series into a 7 series?



I can understand the desire for a stick, but it sounds like an insane amount of work.
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well, if you were a comp sci major and had some electronics buddies you MAY be able to convert an automatic into a slap-shift....
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trade it in and get one with a stick in it
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