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      02-12-2009, 03:55 AM   #1
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6MT to DCT swap

I ordered a 6MT and now I'm chickening out. Is this even possible complete this swap? Google search brings up nothing. How much would it cost to do with real BMW parts? Obviously greater than 3K. But how much more?
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      02-12-2009, 03:59 AM   #2
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Not even worth it, simply cheaper to trade it for a DCT.
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      02-12-2009, 04:02 AM   #3
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call your ca to cancel the order and reorder a new car will even cheaper than the swap
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      02-12-2009, 04:04 AM   #4
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So it's impossible? Any Germans here to confirm that?
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      02-12-2009, 04:06 AM   #5
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why do you need a German to confirm that dude? Simply cancel your order and reorder another car will be less than $3000+.
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      02-12-2009, 04:07 AM   #6
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Let me get this straight. You want to buy a new M3 and throw the warranty out the window by doing a tranny swap? Thats one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. Just buy a DCT, why go through the hassle.
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      02-12-2009, 04:09 AM   #7
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Pretty much. Just change your order to a DCT. End of thread.
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judging from op's sn, he's ordering an 08'?!
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      02-12-2009, 04:13 AM   #9
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Listen, it's just a question. I put the deposit down. I actually am excited about the MT6 but also terrified. I've always blindly hated MTs. I'm more asking to know that if I really hate it, it is possible to change without getting rid of the car.
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Listen, it's just a question. I put the deposit down. I actually am excited about the MT6 but also terrified. I've always blindly hated MTs. I'm more asking to know that if I really hate it, it is possible to change without getting rid of the car.
Anything is possible with enough money, but you would wish you got rid of the car instead of attempting it. Just does not make sense.

You will be happy with the MT. If you have hated MT's, why order one? This whole thing doesn't make sense.
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      02-12-2009, 05:14 AM   #11
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but seriously...change your order or do get the car....simple as that worse comes to worse you loose your deposit(which i doubt) and that will be much cheaper than a swap
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I think this one should go on the 10 stupidest questions thread!
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I cant see why you cant change your order if you have not taken delivery yet. Your negotiating leverage maybe less. Your order is still order the dealership monthly allotment and should be able to still sell it unless you order a very weird color combo and optional feature.
If they say no! walk out of the deal lose your 1K deposit, and go to another dealership. Alot less cash damage than modding yur tranny
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I did read somewhere that the DSG gearbox in the Golf or TT cost £7.5K to replace but only cost £1350 when specced with the car at time of ordering. Making an educated guess the M3's M-DCT is more advanced than the DSG and could possibly cost as much as £10~12K.
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If you only put a deposit down, then back out, get your money back, and get a DCT.
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I did read somewhere that the DSG gearbox in the Golf or TT cost £7.5K to replace but only cost £1350 when specced with the car at time of ordering. Making an educated guess the M3's M-DCT is more advanced than the DSG and could possibly cost as much as £10~12K.
Yep, costs around $ 9,500 to replace.
Besides that there might be plenty of other things including software/DME one would have to change. Even if it was possible (somewhat doubt it) it makes no sense whatsoever.


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Yep, costs around $ 9,500 to replace.
Besides that there might be plenty of other things including software/DME one would have to change. Even if it was possible (somewhat doubt it) it makes no sense whatsoever.


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Probably when the final drive ratio in the diff is changed and the replacement of steering and other stuff relating to the gearbox the bill would be a lot more.

Even if you lost your deposit it would still work out much cheaper.

@OP, why the change of heart to the DCT?
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So it's impossible? Any Germans here to confirm that?
He told me in German it's confirmed:

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Probably when the final drive ratio in the diff is changed and the replacement of steering and other stuff relating to the gearbox the bill would be a lot more.

Even if you lost your deposit it would still work out much cheaper.

@OP, why the change of heart to the DCT?
You're right. He would also need a new final drive ($ 1,900), a new drive shaft ($ 700) and a new instrument cluster ($ 900).


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I think this one should go on the 10 stupidest questions thread!
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It's one to ask this question if you have already taken delivery, but it is indeed a pointless thing to ask if you haven't even bought the car...
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Nothing is impossible, It just depends on how much much your willing to pay to get what you want. I am curious... whay the change?
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