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 Post subject: Converting an XR8 Sprint to automatic
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:51 am 
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I'd like some sensible advice on how or if it can be done preferably with the American non-electronic 4 speed (AOD?) gearbox please?
Or you can buy the car off me to save it,pics and details on carsales.com.au
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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:03 pm 
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I personally haven't heard of an AOD in an E-Series, not saying it's not possible, it probably is.
Not sure why'd you lean towards an AOD over a BTR?
I guess the AODs have alot more support due to their use in america, and are probably stronger, but what are your plans for the car?
Are you putting an auto in to make it a better drag car/handle more power then the T5, or do you just want an auto to cruise?
This is the poly green sprint with the shaker yeah?
I honestly think the shaker is hurting your chance of selling it, they are the sort of car people like to look original.
Engine mods are one thing, but exterior stuff like that really turns alot of people off.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:09 am 
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Steady ED wrote:
I honestly think the shaker is hurting your chance of selling it, they are the sort of car people like to look original.


hmmmm... interesting words there... wise words too... cough cough! :P
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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:40 pm 
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way off topic, but I'd be interested in some more detailed pics of that shaker and how it's mounted, base and airducting etc, it's exactly what I want to do, I have doc on a BA version, but yours is want i want

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:19 pm 
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don't convert it in my opinion, it'll hurt the resale value.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:10 pm 
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znipa-x wrote:
way off topic, but I'd be interested in some more detailed pics of that shaker and how it's mounted, base and airducting etc, it's exactly what I want to do, I have doc on a BA version, but yours is want i want

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:21 pm 
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if u want to convert your sprint to auto can i have your 5spd :P i got a wicked idea that will see your 5spd used to convert my car to a hydro clutch, app. the first ba turbs had the sprint box and ran a hydro setup :D

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:23 pm 
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I want to convert it so it's easier to drive, "user friendly"as it's quite healthy (1150 rpm idle). I'm on holidays at moment so i'll post pics on how i mounted the shaker when i get home. Some ally brackets and cut 'n' shut and re- f'glassissing......
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