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Converting Auto tranny to Manual?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Karo, May 26, 2010.

  1. May 26, 2010 at 1:09 AM
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    Karo

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    What is the price tag for this process? (to DIY or pay someone else)
     
  2. May 26, 2010 at 4:15 AM
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    You're probably better off selling your current truck and getting another one.

    That process is not gonna be simple or cheap. Afterall - there are electronics, sensors, & computer programming involved that might not function properly if everything isn't synced together (so to speak).
     
  3. May 26, 2010 at 4:22 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Definitely better off selling the truck. I'm not sure of an absolute cost, but it would be more than the hit you'd take by trading in the truck and buying a new one. And it would be hard to do it right, like Janster said.
     
  4. May 26, 2010 at 5:08 AM
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    I've seen in done a couple times in rangers, but not in a taco , not an easy process at all and IIRC, the cost of the interior work is almost as much as the tranny, but it also gives you the option to run a manual t-case , or even a doubler!


    Disregard that i didn't realize you were 2wd , here have this link though

    http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=119117
     
  5. May 26, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    Buy another truck with a stick shift.. Too pricey to convert.
     
  6. May 26, 2010 at 5:43 AM
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    if you could do ALL or MOST of the work yourself, it wouldn't be too bad. but if your just swapping in a tranny that's already available in a similar, or possible identical truck, the labor and monetary costs greatly outweigh the benefits.

    people have begun swapping transmissions in tacos...but not just for a simple auto to manual swap. there's a thread on here with info for a T56 swap, but its for performance reasons.
     
  7. May 26, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    What about electronics? Is there a Ecm flash a new harness for this mod??
     
  8. May 26, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    It can be done...however save yourself the blood, sweat, tears, and money and just sell the truck and buy a manual.
     
  9. May 26, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    Yep, easier/cheaper just to buy the manual.
     
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