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Old 05-21-2009, 12:05 PM   #1
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is this possible???

ive been reading into this and asking around about doing this for a while, ive been wanting to see how much or even if it is possible to convert my 04 DC into a 5 speed manual???? i know that it will take some work but thats fine by me. i just want to see if it IS in fact possible and about how much it will cost???
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:09 PM   #2
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Got me interested....
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Yes it is. It will cost more time and money than what it is worth.

You will need
  1. Complete manual trans (clutch plate, pressure plate etc.)
  2. ECU from a standard vehicle with same options
  3. Pedal assembly (all the mounting hardware)
  4. Clutch cylinder
  5. Clutch fluid reservior
  6. Possible new tranny mount
  7. A new wiring harness ( I believe)
  8. A new instrument panel (for tach-probably not necessary but recommended)
  9. You may need a new drive shaft due to length (not 100% sure of this)
There may be more also. There are fitment issues to analyze. Hole locations......
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:14 PM   #4
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:15 PM   #5
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Sounds like he would be better off with a trade-in


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Yes it is. It will cost more time and money than what it is worth.

You will need
  1. Complete manual trans (clutch plate, pressure plate etc.)
  2. ECU from a standard vehicle with same options
  3. Pedal assembly (all the mounting hardware)
  4. Clutch cylinder
  5. Clutch fluid reservior
  6. Possible new tranny mount
  7. A new wiring harness ( I believe)
  8. A new instrument panel (for tach-probably not necessary but recommended)
  9. You may need a new drive shaft due to length (not 100% sure of this)
There may be more also. There are fitment issues to analyze. Hole locations......
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:16 PM   #6
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Yes it is. It will cost more time and money than what it is worth.


You will need
  1. Complete manual trans (clutch plate, pressure plate etc.)
  2. ECU from a standard vehicle with same options
  3. Pedal assembly (all the mounting hardware)
  4. Clutch cylinder
  5. Clutch fluid reservior
  6. Possible new tranny mount
  7. A new wiring harness ( I believe)
  8. A new instrument panel (for tach-probably not necessary but recommended)
  9. You may need a new drive shaft due to length (not 100% sure of this)
There may be more also. There are fitment issues to analyze. Hole locations......

People claim you will need a new ecu and wiring harness, but that is false. You can make it work without one. Also, you will need a new driveshaft.

This is A LOT of work, and i contemplated it, but decided against it and went with a built IPT transmission.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:16 PM   #7
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Sounds like he would be better off with a trade-in
Yeah for sure or just wait until you get a new Taco!
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Sounds like he would be better off with a trade-in
Yes, by the time you are done, it would cost more than to have just purchased it with the manual tranny.
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think its gonna be over 2k???
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:17 PM   #10
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think its gonna be over 2k???
Oh hell yeah. Unless everything comes out of the junkyard.
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Yes, by the time you are done, it would cost more than to have just purchased it with the manual tranny.
i dont think they makee a first gen DC in straight drive??
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:19 PM   #12
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Oh hell yeah. Unless everything comes out of the junkyard.
And you do all the custom work yourself. Can you weld and fabricate?
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:21 PM   #14
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:21 PM   #15
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:22 PM   #16
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People claim you will need a new ecu and wiring harness, but that is false. You can make it work without one. Also, you will need a new driveshaft.

This is A LOT of work, and i contemplated it, but decided against it and went with a built IPT transmission.
You will need a new ECU if you don't want the CEL lit up 24/7
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Is this your DD?

not rele i have a accord (gas saver)
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:25 PM   #18
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You will need a new ECU if you don't want the CEL lit up 24/7

The only electrical wiring going to the manual trans is the speed sensor, and that can be wired into the existing harness. The truck will drive regardless of whether there is a speed sensor or not.
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The only electrical wiring going to the manual trans is the speed sensor, and that can be wired into the existing harness. The truck will drive regardless of whether there is a speed sensor or not.
I never said it wouldn't drive.
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