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View Poll Results: Would you put a manual transmission in a burb? --multiple choice poll

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  • I would consider converting to manual transmission.

    11 26.83%
  • I already have converted to manual trans.

    1 2.44%
  • I never considered it until now.

    3 7.32%
  • More work than it's worth.

    7 17.07%
  • I'm happy with the auto trans in my burb.

    22 53.66%
  • I have no opinion.

    1 2.44%
  • I don't own a burb (stop exlcuding me!)

    2 4.88%
  • My favorite color is blue

    10 24.39%
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    Default ? for burb owners

    Since 'burbs don't come with manual transmissions, has anyone converted, plan on converting, or given thought to converting their 'burb to manual trans from automatic?
    Last edited by TrailLeadr; 05-30-2007 at 10:45 AM.
    Patrick
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    i heard it done and since it is based on the truck this should be an easy swap if well planed out. you will need the pedal assembly and the tranny and might need to swap the drive shaft. you want to search and make notes and take pictures and a plan then once all is in place swap it out.....mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by collinsperformance View Post
    i heard it done and since it is based on the truck this should be an easy swap if well planed out. you will need the pedal assembly and the tranny and might need to swap the drive shaft. you want to search and make notes and take pictures and a plan then once all is in place swap it out.....mike
    Wow, you jumped on that thread. I hadn't even completed the poll, and you had already responded....
    Good advice though!

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    I don't have a Burb stop excluding me...Punk! LOL



    Jamie

    2007 Ford E250(Work van) (Ya, Ya, shut up!)
    1996 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 5.7L/4L60E

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    Why would you even consider coverting a Suburban to a manual transmission?
    Over here we convert a manual to an automatic it's the American way to drive.
    Peter Smet
    Haasdonk, Belgium

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davandy View Post
    Why would you even consider coverting a Suburban to a manual transmission?
    Over here we convert a manual to an automatic it's the American way to drive.
    Ah Grasshopper. We have very much to teach you. Ha ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davandy View Post
    Why would you even consider coverting a Suburban to a manual transmission?
    Over here we convert a manual to an automatic it's the American way to drive.
    I have to agree. I've NEVER owned an automatic transmission vehicle in over 15 years, the Suburban is my first one with an automatic.

    I don't know why you would want an manual either. In all my other cars they are sport vehicles, so that is different. Suburban is a cruiser. There's no way I would convert it.

    I would like it to have an 6 speed or 7 speed automatic though.

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    I like Blue.
    Gary

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    I take it this for late model Suburbans?
    I've seen as late as 1991 Suburban's with 5spd's. The U.S. Navy and Air Force used them at overseas bases, and the Canadians had some at Comox and Cold Lake.

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    I've heard it said before ....

    "Real men shift their own gears."

    Steve
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