Cost of converting a s14a from Auto to a Manual

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  1. Cog Head

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    evening ladies.

    iv run a few serches on the site about the conversion, and iv got the general idea of what i need and whats gota be done, its just, im new to these cars so i dont have a clue about prices of parts.

    im after an estimate of the costs involved for an ato to manual conversion if i where to do it myself, and another for ifwhere to get a garage to do it or one of you lot to do it for/ with.

    im very near to birmingham as a refferance.

    Thanks

    Brad. :thumbs:
     
  2. superclarkey

    superclarkey DORITECH MOTORSPORT

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    I can't help you out with any of the parts, but if you need someone to do the job drop me a pm :thumbs:
     
  3. Cog Head

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    top man, do you have any idea of where to get all the bits i need? are there any specialised breakers around?

    iv not got the car YET so im just trying to get an idea of costs so i dont spend all my money on an auto and not have enough left to do the conversion (Auto's are filth, scum of the earth)
     
  4. kingj

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    you could try PPS mate:thumbs: failing that keep an eye on the for sale section on here and sxoc:)
     
  5. jpo

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    For Sale section of the SXOC. :nod: Manual boxes are between £300 & £450 in my experience, clutch is however much you want to pay for it but say £150+ for a second-hand one in decent nick, clutch pedal is £20 if you find someone decent, clutch master & slave cylinders £50 for both, possibly a braided line to go between them, another £35.

    Just remember that the auto loom has to be rewired to take the manual box & the ECU might have to be a manual one too; I had a PowerFC when I did my auto-to-manual conversion so not sure if the auto ECU will work with a manual but I suspect it won't.
     
  6. dale_b

    dale_b #DriftFactory

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    if you havnt got the car yet, why not just buy a manual to start with??? the difference in price wont be much and it dosnt look like a cheap conversion even if you do the work yourself.
     
  7. Jimthejunior

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    Depends on how well you keep your eyes open but autos can be hand for mega cheap.

    On a side note i have everything to do the conversion sitting in my garage, its for sale to.
     
  8. Cog Head

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    cheers guys.

    iv been looking around for cars and it seems the only ones in nice standard-ish nick and low miles that fall into my price range are autos, and being an auto car, they are "usually" well treated and have had easy lives.
     

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