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      09-11-2008, 08:43 PM   #1
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Changing my M3 gear from 6MT to M-DCT (HELP)

Hi, does anyone know how much it will cost me to change my M3 gear from 6MT to M-DCT.
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      09-11-2008, 08:56 PM   #2
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Why..?????????
If you can't drive 6mt really good...watch these two... it will help alot

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I don't know and I don't know if it would even be possible but I think you would be MUCH better off just selling your car and buying a new DCT than trying to retrofit everything that would be required to make this work.
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How are you gonna find a M-DCT that someone is selling? I mean does BMW even sell that directly to private buyers?
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I switched an older 318ti from a manual to an auto, and it wasn't cheap. And there is far less required for the old auto's compared to the M-DCT. Time alone in a shop could be 2-3 thousand not to mention the price of the tranny, which i bet is super expensive. You would be way better just trading the car in or selling it.
I will pay more than 25,000$, so if i will pay 5000$ for the gear it is better than buying a new M3.
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Why don't you simply sell your car and buy a new DCT car if that's what you want? Trying to swap transmission does not make any sense...There is no way you'll do that for $5000. No way. You'd spend $20000 at the very least--if you can find a dealer/shop who be interested in doing it to begin with...
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your from Saudi? Just sell it and buy another, sure money isn't a big thing for you...
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Why don't you simply sell your car and buy a new DCT car if that's what you want? Trying to swap transmission does not make any sense...There is no way you'll do that for $5000. No way. You'd spend $20000 at the very least--if you can find a dealer/shop who be interested in doing it to begin with...
$20,000
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Like everyone has stated before, it will probably be a heck of a lot cheaper and a much better idea to just sell your 6MT and buy a new or slightly used DCT M3. There is no way a local BMW shop or any other shop will have as high quality work as what the car comes from the factory. Does this not make any sense to you?
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why do you want to switch?
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wow....
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      09-12-2008, 03:07 AM   #13
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why do you want to switch?
Because MDCTFTW!
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Boo hoo hoo, should have test driven them both.

Too bad, pony up the cash and get a new car. Send a few barrels of oil this way while you are at it.
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Boo hoo hoo, should have test driven them both.

Too bad, pony up the cash and get a new car. Send a few barrels of oil this way while you are at it.
no need
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best idea eva!
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Boo hoo hoo, should have test driven them both.

Too bad, pony up the cash and get a new car. Send a few barrels of oil this way while you are at it.
That sounds a little derogatory/xenophobic. Not called for.

Sure the OP is a ridiculous idea but....
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Yep, buy a new one or get used to 6MT. I think 6 MT is more fun. But to each his own!
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Looks like everyone scared away the OP and perhaps sent him into hiding.
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