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Old 05-08-2011, 07:33 PM
wangbungal wangbungal is offline
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Default standard to automatic

anyone tried to do this? i dont know how to drive a stick lol,
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:36 PM
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a lot easier to learn to drive a stick than to swap an auto.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:25 AM
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be a man. learn the stick.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:26 AM
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Yea man just learn the stick. It's not that hard at all.

Today's automatics are computer controlled, which makes the swap even harder than the old days. Definitely not worth it at all.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:01 AM
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learn how, its easy and you will love it.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:02 AM
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Default Re: standard to automatic

Like everyone else said, rock the manual. Real men use 3 pedals.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:40 PM
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Easier/better to just learn manual. Trans swap = PAIN IN THE ASS!
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:12 PM
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Default Re: standard to automatic

Agreed learn how to drive the stick, just make sure you get someone to teach you that actually knows how to drive and not someone who uses the parking brake to start on hills and bullshit like that.

Of course if you wanted to swap just find someone with an auto that wants a manual and swap parts. Thats the easiest/cheapest way to go but its still a pain.
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:14 PM
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Agreed learn how to drive the stick, just make sure you get someone to teach you that actually knows how to drive and not someone who uses the parking brake to start on hills and bullshit like that.
While I agree that you need to learn how to drive it, don't have anybody go with you for the first few trips around the block/on back roads. I found it a lot easier to learn how to drive it without any other distractions.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:03 AM
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Default Re: standard to automatic

Not to get off topic. thou you should learn stick,..... but which is easier... going from standard stick with electric shift transfer manual hubs. to automatic with manual shift transfer with m/hubs... i know that the 2 transfer cases are a little different.. but anything is possible right ?? ideas ?
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:43 PM
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What year are we talking about?

I've done 2 manual to auto swaps and helped with an auto to manual swap.
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:40 AM
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1989.. already know the ins and outs of the ranger.. wondering about the bronco ii i bought for parts for its restoration.. but the bronco seems a weee better shape.. but the bronco has the automatic trany.. that i'm not too sure about.. my fingers have already been in and out of my trany and clutch.. sooo i know its clean..
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