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Old 04-02-2013, 05:11 PM   #41
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Damn I would love todo that swap in my DCLB. Absolutely love the truck, need four doors for the family, and need six-foot bed to carry motorcycles on a regular basis, otherwise I would've gotten the double cab short bed. It really is a shame you can't even order it in a mt setup. Just like the sunroof, I would've gladly paid extra money to get a mt or a sunroof in my truck. It really is a shame. If you do somehow figure out how to do this, please document it on Tacoma world as there are many others who would like to do it as well. If you were closer, I'd offer to lend a hand in the conversion myself when you're ready.
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I wouldn't being doing the conversion myself. I don't have the time or patience for such a task. I'd gladly pay a reputable company to do it though. I'm not sure which would be cheaper though: extending the frame on a DCSB and swapping for a long bed, or doing a 6 speed MT swap on a DCLB.
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What on a 6 speed tends to be faulty that leads people to believe its shitty? If a swap was going to occur, I wouldn't want to put in a tranny that had faulty parts. Might as well build the tranny up with upgraded parts before a costly and timely swap.
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Bring your truck and parts here. Ill do it
I'll tell you what, next chance I have to go back to work in Greybull, I'll take you up on that offer. lol

I need a shopping list of parts though!
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:14 PM   #47
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Good tranny..

Clutch kit

Ecu..

Wiring harnness..

Should be it. I think..

And he'll ya man should be easy really...
i wouldnt think it would be too hard just unbolt one and bolt the other in and maybe cut a bigger hole in the floor for the shifter.
also gonna need a center console that is for the manual transmission
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i wouldnt think it would be too hard just unbolt one and bolt the other in and maybe cut a bigger hole in the floor for the shifter.
also gonna need a center console that is for the manual transmission
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i wouldnt think it would be too hard just unbolt one and bolt the other in and maybe cut a bigger hole in the floor for the shifter.
also gonna need a center console that is for the manual transmission
Pretty much. My current body was an auto and I put it on a manual driveline haha

Bitch part will be the wiring. But that's just time consuming and a ton of swearing at Toyota connectors haha
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just do a T-56 true dual opposing clutch and paddle shift swap. Solves all the problems
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Pretty much. My current body was an auto and I put it on a manual driveline haha

Bitch part will be the wiring. But that's just time consuming and a ton of swearing at Toyota connectors haha
yea that is a pain in the ass i hate those stupid connectors. the only thing worse is the connectors on aftermarket fuel injection kits. once those connectors are together they will never come apart again
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Cool man!

Im in Powell. Just hit up the Big Horns this weekend.

anyways. Yes. Just a second..

Probably the best example..
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ort-build.html

Other then he has kinda a Overland/Expo thing going on too..but suspension wise i think this is a great way to go.
That is a badass MT taco
One day...
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If you're intent on making the truck offroad capable, I would strongly encourage you not to do a 6 inch drop bracket lift. Look into a nice mid travel set up. You'll get much better performance offroad and more clearance.
Is there a LT or MT kit that will also give the ride height of a 6" suspension lift. I love the way a 6" lift looks on a DCLB. The drop bracket is lame though in terms of off-road clearance. It would be nice to have the best of both worlds.
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If you're 2wd check out the RCD 4.5 inch spindle lift. Then throw some coil overs on at 2.5 and boom, 6 inches and much more capable then a drop bracket lift. Someone else will need to chime in about the rear though.
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If you're 2wd check out the RCD 4.5 inch spindle lift. Then throw some coil overs on at 2.5 and boom, 6 inches and much more capable then a drop bracket lift. Someone else will need to chime in about the rear though.
I currently have a 2WD DCLB Tacoma. I'm thinking ahead to the future though. I should've just got a 4WD from the get-go. I should've specified, but yeah, I was inquiring to a lift applicable to a 4WD, since that's what I'll be upgrading to this year.
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I wish they offered a 6MT DCLB.

Sub'd for if you ever end up pulling this off.

I wonder if Tacoma will be even offered with manual in a DC once the 3rd gen finally arrives. I'm sure 4cyl will still have it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't available in DC or V6 altogether anymore.
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I would really like to have the swap done. The money wouldn't really be an issue. Finding time and a competent person/company to do a professional from-the-factory-looking swap would be the hardest part.

I will use 2013 to focus on locating the Tacoma I'd like to have the transplant done on. I searched high and low on Autotrader today and couldn't find one single 2009-2011 DCLB Pyrite Mica TRD Sport - anywhere in the country. Maybe I suck at searching, I don't know.

At any rate, an actual 6-Speed swap would be a project for 2014.
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You will be my hero if you pull this off .
I see you have front and rear ARB air lockers. This is damn near the top of my list to do once I locate a worthy Tacoma.

Did you do the install yourself or have someone else do it? I imagine its a high skill level install.
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I would really like to have the swap done. The money wouldn't really be an issue. Finding time and a competent person/company to do a professional from-the-factory-looking swap would be the hardest part.

I will use 2013 to focus on locating the Tacoma I'd like to have the transplant done on. I searched high and low on Autotrader today and couldn't find one single 2009-2011 DCLB Pyrite Mica TRD Sport - anywhere in the country. Maybe I suck at searching, I don't know.

At any rate, an actual 6-Speed swap would be a project for 2014.
ill clear my schedule..haha

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I see you have front and rear ARB air lockers. This is damn near the top of my list to do once I locate a worthy Tacoma.

Did you do the install yourself or have someone else do it? I imagine its a high skill level install.
timing gears isn't that hard. and install of an ARB is supposed to be pretty easy too.

Still..not for the faint of hear or mechanically minded..


i am hoping to do 4.88 gears to mine this summer. Locker will come later as i can't afford them
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