[ba] Question about Automatic-> 5 speed conversion
DReid at ariba.com
Mon Aug 19 18:51:19 EDT 2002
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Hey, I am new to Audis, but not to VW's. I am a long time Rabbit head and
just moved to the Bay from Vermont. I recently picked up a 1986 4000CS
(1.8, non-quattro) that is in GREAT shape. The only problem is, after my
Rabbit, it is not much fun to drive because of the crappy automatic. I was
wondering how much of a pain the conversion to 5 speed would be? Anybody do
this locally? How hard is it to switch the pedal clusters? Do I have to
swap Axles? How much crossover is there? Will my console work (inside the
car) with a new trim plate? Just curious. My gut feeling is that I would
do better to sell the car and buy a 4000 Quattro with a 5 cyl and a 5 speed.
But you never know. I do love pain!
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