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Manual to auto swap

Contemplating my options....

My clutch is going to need to be upgraded fairly soon, because of power reasons But the ZF5 isnt all that good anyways.... Grinds gears if you shift to fast, reverse is very frustrating to get engaged, And I like having a free hand to hold my food while driving.

How hard would it be to convert it over to a auto??

What will i need todo?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2009, 01:49 PM
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Re: Manual to auto swap

im working on the same thing.

ya need the shifter from an obs, and trans mount, transcooler, i think the best way to go about this is use the pcs controller then you dont need a auto computer and wire harness.

best bet is to find a 4r100 since it has the upgraded hard parts from the e40d. then you can swap the input shaft to the tcase or get an auto tcase. driveshafts will have to be reworked.

theres a thread goin in the trans conversion folder with the rest of the detailed stuff that i started that everyone else has chimed in on.

im just tired of my wore out 5speed and with no core i may as well swap it and with the pcs you can get push button shifting

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Re: Manual to auto swap

Hopefully Charlie will see this thread and post up about his conversion...

I've debated the same thing in the past, but it would be a 4R100 instead of an E4OD going in.

PCS controlling everything.

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Hopefully Charlie will see this thread and post up about his conversion...

I've debated the same thing in the past, but it would be a 4R100 instead of an E4OD going in.

PCS controlling everything.
What benifits are there when you put a 4r100 in place of the e4od?

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More aftermarket options, more sensors to watch, providing you're willing to spend the money...

I'm sure there are more, but it's been a long day and I can't remember them.

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the 4r100 has the better hard parts inside it also. the steel tail housing, steel planetary....... over the e40d aluminum parts

and like said above more sensors and other odds and ends. im gonna wait till i can get the 4r100 not gonna waste the money on the e40d. i may just wait till i have the money to get a full built one instead of getting a used 4r100 and putting a good tc, vb and pump mods and run it till it breaks then going through it all the way. if i had the money i would just get a full built one for it.

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the 4r100 has the better hard parts inside it also. the steel tail housing, steel planetary....... over the e40d aluminum parts

and like said above more sensors and other odds and ends. im gonna wait till i can get the 4r100 not gonna waste the money on the e40d. i may just wait till i have the money to get a full built one instead of getting a used 4r100 and putting a good tc, vb and pump mods and run it till it breaks then going through it all the way. if i had the money i would just get a full built one for it.
How much power can a stock 4r100 with a good TC handle safely?

Would i have to get a built on for 425+hp??

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How much power can a stock 4r100 with a good TC handle safely?

Would i have to get a built on for 425+hp??
I am at just under 380 HP I have done a bunch of boosted 4x4 launches and towed with mine it is still going strong. Do the vb,pump and get a good converter it will go along ways as far as helping it live.
Remmember anything can be broken if abused enough .
Its funny how being without something makes you think twice when you do get it fixed an driving again.

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I am at just under 380 HP I have done a bunch of boosted 4x4 launches and towed with mine it is still going strong. Do the vb,pump and get a good converter it will go along ways as far as helping it live.
Remmember anything can be broken if abused enough .
Its funny how being without something makes you think twice when you do get it fixed an driving again.
This idea is growing on me more and more.

Did the OBS T-case bolt up to the 4r100? Or were the bolt pattern and out put shaft different?

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This idea is growing on me more and more.

Did the OBS T-case bolt up to the 4r100? Or were the bolt pattern and out put shaft different?
4r is basiclly a e40d with stronger internals and a few sensors. Yes the T case will bolt up .My 4r came with a cast iron adapter .

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