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manual swap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by l_prettyman, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Jan 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    l_prettyman

    l_prettyman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    how hard would it be to do a manual swap...?
     
  2. Jan 15, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    are you talking tranny or transfer case?
     
  3. Jan 16, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    tranny
     
  4. Jan 16, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    No personal experience, but I would think the mechanical end of it would just be a matter of locating a wrecked truck with everything there to swap over. The potentially difficult part would be the electrical. Probably need a new computer and possibly wiring harness as well.

    Finding a whole donor truck would be best because you are going to need the pedals, center console, etc.

    No pilot bearing on a six speed, so no worries about there being a place to put one like on some other vehicles.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    I think substituting "absolutly" for "probably" would be the better note here.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    Did it on a Dodge once, it wasnt much fun.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    these are the responces i was dreading cause i really want to do this. i hate automatic, but thats what my dad bought before he gave me the truck
     
  8. Jan 16, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    Monkeysuncle

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    Older cars, like the others have stated, easyish, newer cars not so much. Too many computer type thingys to worry about.
     
  9. Jan 16, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    true i didnt even think of it that way
     
  10. Jan 16, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    Take a lot of investigation anyway. There are wrecked cars out there you can salvage almost anything from. Did a couple swaps on some fairly recent model cars. Had to change a couple things beyond the obvious; wasn't for me, so I didn't do the leg work and research. Sounded like the hardest thing was finding the parts, especially the dash parts to bolt in a clutch pedal. After the guy showed up at my garage with all the parts in the trunk it was a full weekend job but fairly straight forward. Its knowing and getting what you need that's the killer.
     
  11. Jan 16, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    wat?
    i know a guy that did it on a 00 blazer...got his hands on the parts (ie master cylinder, tranny, manual ECU) and did it. he knew a good bit about the mechanics of it all, so it didnt take him long. he did an entire frame off rebuild on that blazer b/c he got it from a junk yard for $700 w/ a messed up front end and frame.
     
  12. Jan 16, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    If you desperately want the manual, you might as well sell that truck and buy a manual then. You surely won't save any money by attempting to switch out the transmissions yourself.

    I have a 6spd. I never thought I would ever want an automatic, but I must say the Tacoma occasionally drives me to want one.
     
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