Originally Posted by 0uTkAsT
I don't know how you never heard of them having problems, I know 6 guys on here who have either replaced them multiple times or are about to. I got the info from URD, who said they fit the 6-speed only. And I don't have a 5-speed TOB laying around to compare to a 6-speed TOB. I might be able to stop at my dealer to compare the two parts sometime this week.
I only follow the 6 speed problems because my father has an X-Runner.
I don't really follow 2nd Gen trucks in general..they are pieces. In my opinion.
but I won't start that war.
I'm just trying to help you out man, and good idea on stopping in at the dealer...
If they are different, like I said..you might be able to machine a sleeve or have a sleeve machined..if you could somehow get ahold of a input shaft from one of the 5 speeds to give to machine shop.
That's if the 5 speeds have the same problem wise as the 6 speeds..where the side load of bearing shifts..causing the abnormal wear(which is what happens to the TO bearings and then they go becauseof that)
It'd be a good R&D project for you 5 speed guys if you have the time and funds...