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Transmission swap

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by takamineman, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Jan 9, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    takamineman

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    Is it realistic to even think about swapping my auto for a manual transmission? When I bought my truck I was driving a big truck every day--so I didn't really want a manual. Now that I don't drive a big truck every day, I sure would love to have a manual. I'm a pretty good mechanic but would this be totally stupid?:crazy:
     
  2. Jan 9, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    TacoMX

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    stock.....for now...
    Its very possible. A lot of work and $$$, but very possible indeed.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    Sounds like a lot of work. Do you have something else to drive?
     
  4. Jan 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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    steve o 77

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  6. Jan 9, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    Ok so yeah...after a good bit more research and checking out the links above, this is sooo not gonna be worth the trouble for a little extra zip and some added fuel mileage! Oh well, it was worth a look anyway!!
     
  7. Jan 22, 2015 at 11:24 PM
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    Chopper678

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    Fuel mileage is actually less on the Tacoma. So congratulations :thumbsup: I would look through private seller listings for a used manual Tacoma.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2015 at 9:22 PM
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    neegdogdig

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    This is my old truck barely converted from prerunner to 5 speed manuall. Its way cheaper and no headach to get a manual from the factory than to convert one. The hardest part of coverting is to kill the cell light. Remember once you replaced the transmission you also replace the ecu then you have to rewiring the transmission to be able to shut off the cell light its no jokes but its possible and tons of researches to get it done:)

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