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Automatic to 6speed MT swap...I know, I know.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Keith120286, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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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.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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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.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    Bring your truck and parts here. Ill do it :cool:
     
  4. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    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!
     
  5. Apr 2, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    Good tranny..

    Clutch kit

    Ecu..

    Wiring harnness..

    Should be it. I think..

    And he'll ya man :cool: should be easy really...
     
  6. Apr 2, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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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
     
  7. Apr 2, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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  8. Apr 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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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
     
  9. Apr 2, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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    just do a T-56 true dual opposing clutch and paddle shift swap. Solves all the problems :D
     
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    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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    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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    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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    You will be my hero if you pull this off :D.
     
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    I wish they offered a 6MT DCLB.

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

    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.
     
  17. Apr 3, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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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.
     
  18. Apr 3, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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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.
     
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    ill clear my schedule..haha

    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 :eek:
     
  20. Apr 3, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    No i did not do them. I was going to do it but then realized i did not have the right tools and know how. Plus people that were supposed to help me disappeared on me. I had Yotamasters install my stuff.
     
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