transmission swap whats the easiest way to convert from auto to std?


Asked by Dec 18, 2007 at 08:45 PM about the 1991 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr Euro Sedan

Question type: Car Customization

i have a 1991 lumina 3.1 4 spd auto and what to make it a 5 spd standard so i want to know will a 2.8 5 speed transmission bolt up to a 3.1? Or if anyone else knows any easier way to do it let me know?

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There is really no easy way to do this. I'm not even sure it would work at all, to be honest with you. The 2.8 5-speed should bolt up but you'll be doing a lot of cutting, etc., to get it into the floor pan, etc. I'd consider just getting another vehicle with a standard shift if that's what you need.

Point Littlehorn is making... you must hang a clutch pedal... NOT just bolt the tranny in!

Hey I have a 94 lumina I'm trying to speed up a little. If you guys have tips etc let me know. I asked a question about engine swaps too if anyone has an answer

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