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

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Keith120286, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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    Keith120286

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    So pretty much find a donor tranny (giggity) and replace the throwout bearings before swap?
     
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  2. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    hard2kill

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    im a manual guy and have a 6spd....i can tell you that the 6spd sucks....the old 5speeds were much better....the auto is very strong as its the same one they put behind the v8 4runners also...
     
  3. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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    Anything can be done if you put your mind to it. This just depends on how much money you are willing to spend to get it done.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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    I wonder what an out-the-door ballpark figure would be on a 6speed swap....
     
  5. Apr 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    this. Much easier.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    Wouldn't solve a single problem. Still won't be a 6MT in any color DCLB.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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    I have done many swaps from auto to manual but in the old days on old trucks and it was not a fun job .Most of the swaps were old chev , ford and dodge 4X4,s . Take the automatic out and grab a manual transmission , replace the input shaft on the transfer case to accomodate the manual transmission , driveshafts etc etc etc . The list of parts needed was a mile long back then . Easiest with donor truck by far .
    These days it can still be done , however with the original Computer in the truck , its gonna be looking for advice from an automatic transmission thats no longer there . Your cheapest bet is a complete donor truck and hundreds of man hours .
    Just aint worth it to tie the vehichle up that long .
    Now if you have money to burn , why not add a racing torque converter and racing valve body to the truck you already have ?
    Automatics can be seriously modified in comparison to manuals .
     
  8. Apr 3, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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  9. Apr 3, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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    Nice try OP. But you still missed my point.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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    Move along already...
     
  11. Apr 3, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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    They must all be up here
     
  12. Apr 4, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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    You are correct. Derp moment on my part. Got focused on color not 6spd manual.
     
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