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Changing Manual Transmission to Automatic

Upgrade your driving experience with a smooth and responsive automatic transmission. Wholesale Automatics is an expert in manual to automatic conversions, with a proven history hundreds of successful conversions. Here are some of our popular conversions (we can do others too!). Also read below the product tiles for details of our conversion program.

Can you change a manual transmission to automatic in a vehicle? Simply put, yes you can. There will likely be some expense involved in changing from manual to automatic transmission, but the benefits will continue to reward you for some time to come long after the conversion has taken place – particularly the simplicity it offers drivers when they’re behind the wheel, and the smoother performance it delivers in certain driving conditions.

If you prefer the convenience and ease of driving auto and want to find out more about changing from manual transmission to automatic with a highly trusted and experienced service provider, there’s no better time than now to speak to the team at Wholesale Automatic Transmissions.

The Essential Parts Needed to Change Manual Transmission to Automatic

The conversion of your manual vehicle to one with an automatic transmission can be carried out at our Melbourne workshop or, for those with the DIY know-how, in your own garage with the right parts and components. We supply the essential products to facilitate the change from manual transmission to automatic for a wide range of vehicle makes and models, from Toyota to Nissan and everything in between. Key components and parts you might need include:

  • Valve body
  • Transmission controller
  • Torque converter lock-up
  • Interior accessories such as bespoke centre console, twin cup holders, smart phone pocket and more

It’s important to be aware that the parts required to change manual to automatic transmission might vary on a case by case basis depending on the make and model and the particular requirements of the driver. Whether you’re looking for a standard conversion or you need the expertise of a custom changeover from manual to auto transmission, you can count on us to deliver results that will leave you 100% satisfied.

Why Choose Us?

When you need specialist service and advice to change from manual to automatic transmission in Melbourne, Wholesale Automatic Transmissions can provide expert assistance. Industry professionals and car enthusiasts alike come to us for our:

  • 150 years of combined experience within the industry
  • Over 30 years as an established business
  • Professionally trained and fully qualified automatic transmission specialists

We also offer competitive rates on changing a manual to an automatic transmission, although it’s important to be aware it’s not a cheap procedure. That said, those who have shifted from a manual an automatic transmission agree it was money very well spent! To learn more, contact us today.

Can I Convert My Manual To Automatic Transmission?

A lot of vehicles can be converted from manual to automatic. It allows you get keep the car you love but get a better driving experience.  Conversions can be installed by professional fitters or done as DIY projects if you enjoy mechanical work and are handy on the tools. The Toyota 79 Series Land Cruiser manual to 6 speed auto is a very popular conversion but there are many other possible conversions.

How Much Does It Cost To Convert A Manual To Automatic Transmission?

The cost of a manual to automatic transmission conversion depends on the vehicle, whether you are buying a full conversion kit or just some of the parts and whether you do the conversion yourself or have it professionally fitted. A fully fitted conversion may typically cost anywhere between $15,000 to $30,000.

Is An Automatic Transmission Better Than A Manual?

An automatic transmission has many advantages over a manual transmission. Modern automatic transmissions provide smooth shifts and better adapt to different driving conditions such as towing and off-road driving. They also are easier to drive than manual vehicles in stop-start traffic. A quality automatic transmission can also deliver better fuel economy.

Should I Convert A Manual To Automatic Transmission Or Buy New?

Converting a manual to automatic transmission is often the only course of action where your vehicle of choice never had an automatic as an option from factory. In these cases, we find a great many capable vehicles that have a brilliant reputation but do not have a factory fitted option. In many situations a manual to automatic conversion is the perfect answer. It also allows you to keep a car you love and have set up with accessories and so on. In doing a conversion there is also scope for customising the conversion to your preferences. A new car may not be as easily customisable.

Are Shifts Faster In An Automatic Or Manual Transmission?

In general shifts are faster in an automatic transmission compared to a manual transmission. Automatic transmissions have advanced significantly over the years and can shift gears almost instantaneously. Automatic transmissions are designed to provide smooth and quick gear changes, often faster than what a human can achieve manually engaging and disengaging a clutch.

Other options

While we don’t have full kit options for every configuration, we can work with you to build the parts that are needed for your particular conversion. The engines that we have worked with previously are listed below:

Diesel Engines Petrol Engines
Toyota 2H – 4.0L Diesel Toyota 3F – 4.0L Petrol
Toyota 12HT – 4.0L Turbo Diesel Toyota 3FE – 4.0L Petrol
Toyota 1HZ – 4.2L Diesel Toyota 1FZ-FE – 4.5L Petrol
Toyota 1HD-T – 4.2L Turbo Diesel Toyota 2UZ-FE – 4.7L V8 Petrol
Toyota 1HD-FT – 4.2L Turbo Diesel Toyota 1GR-FE – 4.0L Petrol
Toyota 1HD-FTE – 4.2L Turbo Diesel  
Toyota 1KZ-TE – 3.0L Turbo Diesel  
Toyota 1KD-FTV – 3.0L Turbo Diesel  
Diesel Engines Petrol Engines
Nissan ZD30 – 3.0L Turbo Diesel Nissan TB42 – 4.2L Petrol
Nissan TD42 – 4.2L Diesel Nissan TB45 – 4.5L Petrol
Nissan TD42T – 4.2L Turbo Diesel Nissan TB48 – 4.8L Petrol
General Motors
Diesel Engines Petrol Engines
Detroit 6500 Optimizer – 6.5L Turbo Diesel GM LS1 5.7L V8 Petrol
P400 Cobra – 6.5L Turbo Diesel GM LS2 6.0L V8 Petrol
  GM LSA 6.2L V8 Petrol

If you have any questions, including about a conversion not listed here, send us an email