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Old 07-09-2014, 01:55 PM   #1
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There's a local body shop here in Portland that specializes in German cars. They were giving me an estimate on some body work, and they made mention of a company in Arizona that was "...building a really positive reputation doing automatic to manual conversations on B5 and C5 Audi's for around $3-4K...".

Problem is, I can't remember the name of the guy that told me this, and I can't find -anything- online referring to a transmission shop in Az specializing in Audi tranny swaps. (You can only imagine some of the nonsense search terms I fed into Google...).

Has anyone heard of these guys? I'll keep searching and see if I can get in contact with the guy from the body show. But considering that a rebuild for a 5-speed tip is around $4K, I'd honestly rather just get a manual.
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Did you do the 6spd swap? My Tip just went South and I'm considering it seriously.
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Pretty sure people will make fun of this post, but...

There's a local body shop here in Portland that specializes in German cars. They were giving me an estimate on some body work, and they made mention of a company in Arizona that was "...building a really positive reputation doing automatic to manual conversations on B5 and C5 Audi's for around $3-4K...".

Problem is, I can't remember the name of the guy that told me this, and I can't find -anything- online referring to a transmission shop in Az specializing in Audi tranny swaps. (You can only imagine some of the nonsense search terms I fed into Google...).

Has anyone heard of these guys? I'll keep searching and see if I can get in contact with the guy from the body show. But considering that a rebuild for a 5-speed tip is around $4K, I'd honestly rather just get a manual.
They've been doing 4.2 tips to 6spd from 2.7T. IIRC it also involves swapping out the rear diff.
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Pretty sure people will make fun of this post, but...

There's a local body shop here in Portland that specializes in German cars. They were giving me an estimate on some body work, and they made mention of a company in Arizona that was "...building a really positive reputation doing automatic to manual conversations on B5 and C5 Audi's for around $3-4K...".

Problem is, I can't remember the name of the guy that told me this, and I can't find -anything- online referring to a transmission shop in Az specializing in Audi tranny swaps. (You can only imagine some of the nonsense search terms I fed into Google...).

Has anyone heard of these guys? I'll keep searching and see if I can get in contact with the guy from the body show. But considering that a rebuild for a 5-speed tip is around $4K, I'd honestly rather just get a manual.
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Audi A6 Allroad TIP To 6 Speed KIT Transmission: Audis4parts.com
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:56 AM   #6
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Did you do the 6spd swap? My Tip just went South and I'm considering it seriously.
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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.
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