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6 speed manual

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kpazzh0ly, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Jan 7, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    hello Tacoma owners. I don't actually own a Tacoma, just work on them. I ask of you for a favor as one car enthusiast to another.

    I own a Lexus IS300, and found that it may be possible to use the 6 spd from a Tacoma in our vehicles, obviously with some modifications. IS300's don't have a lot of options for standard transmissions that are reliable and economically friendly to swap. So we are venturing out and trying to find some specifications.

    I have found some information and would greatly appreciate it, if possibly a guru could help me out. I would like to know the bolt pattern on the Transmission for the Bellhousing, and I could use overall dimensions.

    If someone has a trans. out of there truck right now, id be willing to drive and compare. At the moment I do not have any Tacoma's with a 6-spd at my work, otherwise I would do there.
    Thank you for reading, looking forward to your replies.
     
  2. Jan 7, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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  3. Jan 7, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    The IS only came in a 5 speed. Which they used a W55..... :-/
     
  4. Jan 7, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    That's really interesting because the IS300 from 02-05 only had the option of a W55 5-spd. So that's interesting.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    I'd like to know the answer to this as well. I don't have an IS300 but I think they are awesome cars and would love to own one. GTE/Getrag swap would be nice as well.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    Yea I totally agree, but you're looking at 4000 just for a used trans. (ballpark) Plus drive shaft, bellhousing, clutch. And our dif. is to tall (3.72) for that trans. So best bet you have to swap it out with gs400 i believe.

    Or you can got with a r154 but that trans is sloppy. Now we have found that more than likely you can use an AR-5. Because it is built on the r154 housing.

    In any case thanks. But I am really curious about this trans. Although I do think that the first gear is too high.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    I would not use this transmission. I would search out another. It has a history of bad throw out bearings. Also, the input shaft is not supported at the tip like most manual transmissions.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    Well would anyone the difference between the RA60 from the tacoma and the RA62 of the IS250?

    At the moment I am just trying to find out if the bell housing bolt pattern would match up to a 1jz bell housing. Basically is the RA60 and the R155 the same bell housing bolt pattern?
     
  10. Mar 7, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    Did you ever find the answer to this or any other alternatives?
     
  11. Mar 7, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    Have to add that this transmition is a clunka. Bad to bearings make it very squeeky deeky. Trust me, mine squeeks and squeeks and squeeks. Toyota doesn't even have a tsb for it. They'll put in a new bearing thats good for another 25,000 miles. Then it squeeks again. There too busy keeping there cars from crashing into things right now. I hope they come to terms with a permanent fix.
     
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