Just Commodores Forum Community

It takes just a moment to join our fantastic community

Register

Auto to manual trany conversion cost?

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by vr_optimist, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. vr_optimist

    vr_optimist New Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Location:
    Vic, Australia
    Members Ride:
    VR Acclaim
    Hi, im betting this gets asked all the time here i looked for a present thread but couldnt find one, soz if im askin in the wrong spot. But i was wonderin if anyone knows how much it might cozt me to have a 1993 VR Acclaim 3.8V6 Auto converted to a manual? Id probs have it done by a transmission specialist.

    I dont actually have the car yet, its my siters and she's gona be selling it soonish, I love the car, she's getting a bit tired,it desperatley needs a coat of paint and a few other nigly things fixed but the engines still pretty good. I wana fix her up and give her a new life :)
     
  2. fonzo

    fonzo New Member

    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Members Ride:
    vs berlina s2
    cost ya a fortune
     
  3. justbad4you

    justbad4you IF YOR NOT A HOLDEN

    Messages:
    1,669
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Location:
    MELBOURNE S/E BAYSIDE
    Members Ride:
    97 VT BERLINA/ 98 VS SIII MALOO (RED) LX SLR5000
    1200 - $1800 may be a little more or less depend on what & who you know.........whats you sister selling it to you for?
     
  4. MR.HG

    MR.HG Donating Member

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Members Ride:
    HG Brougham, VS Ute, VR SS
    im no mechanic but from my own experience gearboxes are a pain in the ass, if you can source a cheap box,pedal box and everything else( loom etc) and have a mechanically minded friend you should get away with a conversion under $1000 depending on box etc. T5 is prolly the cheapest box you will find...i personally dont like them but they seem to do the job if not thrashed
    Things to consider:
    Tailshaft, gearbox&mount&cross member, clutch cable/hydraulics, clutch&flywheel, spiggot bearing, throwout bearing, throwout fork, pedal assembly, wiring loom,memcal??(not sure), centre console

    sorry if i missed something out ><

    shop around too mate, you might find a manual VR in better condition for around the same price :)
     
  5. VR_Acclaim

    VR_Acclaim Banned

    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Members Ride:
    Vr acclaim
    I got a conversion for 1500 from barsby in maryborough, and took me a day to swap it over
     
  6. Shortstuff

    Shortstuff Random

    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Members Ride:
    2016 Golf GTI PP
    My conversion kit cost me $900, but there were still some extra bits I had to get to finish it off. I'd hate to think what a mechanic would charge to fit it though.
     
  7. vr_optimist

    vr_optimist New Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Location:
    Vic, Australia
    Members Ride:
    VR Acclaim
    cheers, thanks guys. id probably end up giving her 2000 for it, probably more than its worth but its got meaning to me.

    My sister was gona look into the cash for clunkers thing or whatever it was, (government gives her 2000 for a car pre 1995 to go towards a new car with a green car rating). they crush the cars and i dont want that to happen so id have to give her the same for it.

    The VR does have extractors/sports exhaust system, the holden sports suspension and limited edition mags that alone would probs add to at least a grand i thought and its charcoal in colour which seems kinda rare
     
  8. justbad4you

    justbad4you IF YOR NOT A HOLDEN

    Messages:
    1,669
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Location:
    MELBOURNE S/E BAYSIDE
    Members Ride:
    97 VT BERLINA/ 98 VS SIII MALOO (RED) LX SLR5000
    2k is ok give it a champ if you sis was a carfull driver it may an unthrashed car and good buy
     
  9. justbad4you

    justbad4you IF YOR NOT A HOLDEN

    Messages:
    1,669
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Location:
    MELBOURNE S/E BAYSIDE
    Members Ride:
    97 VT BERLINA/ 98 VS SIII MALOO (RED) LX SLR5000
    cash for clunkers was scrapped as soon as the redhead got to be prime minister? in other words the gov told a fib thay never ment to come into affect...sorry mate cash for clunker was sunk///cheers
     
  10. vr_optimist

    vr_optimist New Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Location:
    Vic, Australia
    Members Ride:
    VR Acclaim
    good, i didnt like it anyway
     
  11. pcrabbit

    pcrabbit New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Members Ride:
    VS V6 Statesman + T5
    got a vs t5 conversion kit for a 96 vs a month ago for $750 + 500 to fit it - sydney nsw - only problem was they didnt swap the engine harness and have since scrapped the doner car :-( i'm having a hard time trying to get a hold of one for under $350 !!! anyone know of one cheers
     
  12. GunnaBeSumthingVP

    GunnaBeSumthingVP Member

    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Members Ride:
    WL Statesman....L67 VS Berlina
    i ended up paying $800 for a complete car with exstractors just be careful try not to get a series 1 VN cause they use a 6 Bolt flywheel and an 8 bolt is hard as ####
    to find under $200..I know around newcastle area it costs about $750-$800 to get it changed over..
     
  13. alshemary

    alshemary drive it like u stole it!

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Location:
    Perth SoR / Bentley
    Members Ride:
    300ZX Twin Turbo/VZ SS/VY Calais
    so all the guys that have done such a swap.. what was your experience like??
    is it just as good as factory manual? i dont like to drive old vn/vs/vr/vp etc the least id go down to is a vt simply because gear shifting becomes too hard for old cars that ive tried.. like when you clutch and try to put her into a higher/lower gear it doesnt click in nice and easy.. you have to shove it.. and i dont like that..

    the vy/vu's are awesome to shift in.. very nice and smooth to shift..
    any ideas?


    thanks
     

Share This Page