2 Responses to can you make a auto transmission in to an manuel tranny and also can u make a 2wd suv into a 4×4?

  1. Fridgemusa September 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    You can manual shift an Auto and some newer Autos have sports shift or tiptronic (semi-auto) transmissions which allow you to manually select gears but they will never be a true manual gearbox with a Gear stick and a clutch pedal! True Automatic gearboxes usually use a planetary gear system and a hydraulic valve body to change gear ratios on the planetary gear set which changes your cars speed automatically with no direct mechanical input to the gearbox from the driver apart from holding the Automatic changing of gears in the gearbox by selecting a lower gear! However you can always change out an Auto for a manual but you would have to install a clutch pedal system inside the car and most likely change the differential ratios in the car to suit a manual gearbox! As for changing a 2WD SUV to a 4WD that is certainly achievable but would cost a lot of money and time! You would have to install a 4WD running gear with 2 diffs, transfer case and maybe have to change your steering and suspension to fit the new running gear! It would be much easier to just buy a 4WD in the end unless you are planning to build a custom machine and have the money, time, know how and patience to embark on such a conversion!

  2. mailbox1024 September 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    Auto to manual by swapping the trans only. But……….Shift kits are available to swap out valve bodies and valve body plates so you can drive that auto trannie like a stick shift.
    Swapping a 2wd to a 4wd takes a lot of money. Cheaper to buy the truck the way you prefer .

    good luck…..