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This is a discussion on What is Easier?! within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I have an automatic SS because the price was right. Now I want it to be stick but I am ...

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    I have an automatic SS because the price was right. Now I want it to be stick but I am getting qoutes of 4-7k to get a trans and everything else they say needs replaced. Should I try to get a salvaged for cheap $ or just go ahead and pay the other guys to do it? I dont want to spend that much but I want it done soon! Any Ideas? By they way this is my husbands car and he is deployed right now and this is what he wanted and i wanted to suprise him. If anyone could tell me what exactly would need replaced that would be great so when i call those people back i can tell them exactly what i want and dont want. any ideas would be wonderful! Thanks guys!

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    That is a very thoughtful gift to do for him. i wish my g/f would do something like that lol. With switching to a 6spd there will be a ton of things that will need to be done and that does add up the money quick. now are these other guys getting a "rebuilt" trans or pulling from a doner car? In my opinion you should try and find a local slavage place or check ebay for a totaled 6 spd car. you or him can part out other car and recoop some money. the computer will have to be re-flashed new center console ...so on and so on. I would say a good price for the work would be around 6k but make sure they know what they are doing.

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    thank you ....we both are into fast cars so it works out well. i thought about 6k would be ok to spend. i am going to check for a salvaged 6spd. aamco wanted like 6k and i believe that was new?! another place wanted 5k for a rebuilt.... ugh so many decisions

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    funny story my girlfreind's brother is over in Iraq too and his last name is Andrews as well. There is no way it is the same person that would be too funny. That would be an awesome present though. I think you should skip the 6 speed and put a supercharger on it. It would prob be around the same price if not less and a hell of alot cooler. It would be a big suprise the first time he got on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smg267
    funny story my girlfreind's brother is over in Iraq too and his last name is Andrews as well. There is no way it is the same person that would be too funny. That would be an awesome present though. I think you should skip the 6 speed and put a supercharger on it. It would prob be around the same price if not less and a hell of alot cooler. It would be a big suprise the first time he got on it.
    Haha, thats an idea too, but then you need everything else to go along with it. Idk what i would think if i went to drive my car and it was magically supercharged

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    Quote Originally Posted by smg267
    funny story my girlfreind's brother is over in Iraq too and his last name is Andrews as well. There is no way it is the same person that would be too funny. That would be an awesome present though. I think you should skip the 6 speed and put a supercharger on it. It would prob be around the same price if not less and a hell of alot cooler. It would be a big suprise the first time he got on it.
    that'd be fuckin sweet.

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    ehh, id just throw a high stall converter in it, a 12 bolt, some sticky tires, head/cam package and call it a day

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    i know this might sound stupid but what is a 12 bolt?...........i am getting new tires next week for him and i was already thinking about the high stall converter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mt3andrews
    i know this might sound stupid but what is a 12 bolt?...........i am getting new tires next week for him and i was already thinking about the high stall converter.
    its a rear end. replaces the weak 10 bolt. usually costs between $2400-$2800

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    so when i look for one to buy it will say 12 bolt rear end? i am sorry to ask so many questions but i want him to be suprised and so i want to get what everyone else would want

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    Yeah, pretty much. Look for a moser 12 bolt rear end, there are others but most people tend to go with them and they have been around for ages. Thats what i plan on getting as soon as i drop out my stock 10, shouldent be long now......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78
    ehh, id just throw a high stall converter in it,


    ..and it would be cheaper than a M6 swap.

    ..and faster.
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    is there anyone in particular that makes the high stall converters.......thats the best?! I am busting my ass working overtime so i want only the best! lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mt3andrews
    is there anyone in particular that makes the high stall converters.......thats the best?! I am busting my ass working overtime so i want only the best! lol!
    Quote from www.tbyrne.com:

    The Precision Industries Vigilante Torque Converter increases performance by multiplying engine torque and will make a night and day difference in the way your car performs! Each 9 1/2" converter is made specifically for your application. The result will be lower 60 ft. times and up to a 5 tenth improvement in your 1/4 times (depends on the car and available traction). This is one of the best mods that you can do to an automatic f-body!

    The average gain on the 9 1/2-inch torque converter series is 2 tenths on 60 foot and up top 3/4 of a second on overall elapsed times in the 1/4 mile. The average horsepower gain is up to 40-50 horsepower to the rear wheels due to the torque multiplication and increased stall speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mt3andrews
    Now I want it to be stick but I am getting qoutes of 4-7k to get a trans and everything else they say needs replaced.
    Vigilante 9.5" Torque Converter

    $699.99


    If I were you, I would check out the Automatic area in the Drivetrain Sub-Forum:

    http://ls1.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=64

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    I'd suffer with an auto if I could get a Super charger! I think I'd crap my pants if I suddenly had a shit load of boost that I wasn't expecting! Do the paddle shifter kit with the stall and it would be all fun.

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    I personally like yank's converters. They are a little more expensive but make up for it in quality.

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    If he really wants a stick....sell the car and get one....don't waste 6k on a conversion. And like everyone else said....if you have 6k to blow then put a procharger on it, stall it and hope the rear doesn't blow out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn
    If he really wants a stick....sell the car and get one....don't waste 6k on a conversion. And like everyone else said....if you have 6k to blow then put a procharger on it, stall it and hope the rear doesn't blow out.
    I am actually thinking about selling my 06 eclipse gt to get a camaro ss and if i do then i will get one with a stick and give it to him and i will keep the automatic.

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