Originally Posted by SloopJohnB@mac.com
If I had lived anywhere near these guys I would have had it done…then my daughter would have HAD to learn to shift. Cost me WAY too much to replace the tiptronic.
Well it took a while to get the kit and have the local shop do the work but I finally got my 2003 S6 back today with the MANUAL transmission installed. I got the kit from Audis4Parts and had Bluewater Performance here in Denver do the install.
Initial feelings are that I don't know how I could be happier, what a blast to drive. Our weather here today is pretty nasty so can't really drive it too hard but I'm confident it's going to exceed my expectations.
Both Audis4Parts and Bluewater did great jobs, there were challenges but I'd not hesitate to do the deal again with either one. Ended up doing the European tune and it makes everything work just like it would have from the factory. PRND gone, depress clutch to start appears as it should, speedo, etc. all work as intended.
Cost was almost identical to rebuilding the Tip.