Transmission Swaps

67 ElCamino silver transmission swap

Auto to manual? 3 speed to 4 speed? We’ve got it handled here

Ditch that 2 or 3 speed automatic and get cruising down the highway at a comfortable RPM level. Or - if you are looking to swap that auto and put in a manual trans and start rowing some gears, we can do that as well.

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Add gears to your automatic

We’ve done a ton of upgrades to cars with automatic transmissions over the years. Ditch that 2 speed powerglide or 3 speed auto and put in a 4 speed automatic and enjoy lower highway cruise RPMS, firmer shifts and a bit of fuel economy. We can handle it all from the trans to the shifter and driveline with matched components for your car.

How Driven Does It Right

Tips from the Pros
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After years under cars, we've honed the best installation matched with the right parts to do the job right

Matched components are important

Whether we are adding a gear to your automatic, or swapping out for a manual trans - we want to make sure you get the right blend of power and drivability. Part of a trans swap is also taking into account the rear gears and tire size and calculating the best torque converter, gear ratios and other things to make everything work well together.

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84 Camaro Z28 interior pedals

We are members of the 3 pedal mafia

Call it an anti-theft device if you want - but nothing beats the thrill of controlling your car’s power than a manual trans. We specialize in hydraulic clutches - making your beast shift as easy as a BMW with little pedal input needed. We match the clutch components and driveline to your expected use and performance level and can dial it all in for you.

Keep it looking original

At Driven Garage we have done 4 speed swaps in restored cars and can keep the original shifter intact by modifying the shift gate and using a linkage that doesn’t require us to ditch the originality of your interior. This allows you to keep the original look but get the advantage of that extra gear.

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Transmission Swaps cost

Each job will be estimated individually, but here are some guidelines to help you budget

For a 4 speed auto swap, you can expect to spend around $3,000 for parts, and $2,000 - $2,500 in labor. Manual swaps will require 20-25%+ more for parts and labor than an auto.
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around $3,000

for the parts

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$2,000 - $2,500

for labor


Totally doable with one caveat - to get the RPM’s down with gears alone - off the line performance may suffer.


No problem, we can handle re-builds as well.


Sounds like you need a hydraulic throwout conversion - we can do this on almost any car and make your clutch work like a late model car.