Is it possible to switch a 2016 manual Challenger R/T to an automatic? Just wanted to know if this is possible and the price range if I ever decide to do it.
Probably before electronic transmissions became the standard? Back in the day all you had was a kickdown cable, trans cooler lines, speedo cable, bell housing and drive shaft spline to think of. Nowadays you need to be able to program modules to get things to work and usually the settings are all trial and error (if you have the tools). Just trying to get launch control enabled on my non-STP challenger took weeks figuring out (initially I thought it was not possible) because there was nothing on the internet that showed what changes are needed. I'd say converting to a manual would be way easier as a manual trans requires no communication with the PCM/BCM except for clutch switch. Having a donor car would make things easier to swap in an automatic (you can read the modules and compare configurations). I have spent months tinkering with the PCM/BCM and it is not obvious or intuitive as to what changes should be made unless you have something to compare to. Considering the price difference between an auto and manual is ~$2000 just not worth it (although really depends on the trade-in loss). There is a member on here converting an SXT to a HC and it is not an easy task of unbolt and swap. He is even a mechanic by trade and has access to witech equipment.I have done this job before when I was younger with my 1st husband and we changed an automatic to a manual, it was a job in a half to do and pretty frustrating. Worth it in the end for what we wanted to do but it was probably easier to just go buy the vehicle. Now, we had a donner vehicle to do it with.
I was looking to do the opposite when I had my Mustang and the cost wasn't worth it, even if you have a donor car. The only way I can see it being worth it is if you have a donor car and you're willing to do the work yourself. But you'll have to figure out how much time you're willing to spend on it and what that time is worth.Is it possible to switch a 2016 manual Challenger R/T to an automatic? Just wanted to know if this is possible and the price range if I ever decide to do it.