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Old 07-27-2009, 04:27 PM
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Couple of Questions

Okay, couple of question here.....

Not necessarily my plans as much as want-to's but here are some ideas rolling around my brain.....

I'm getting ready to look at and hopefully buy a truck this weekend, last deal I made fell through, (dude ignored my calls after making deal)....anyway, got one I'll be looking at and likely buying, 97 PSD 4x4 LWB auto. I plan on swapping the TTB for a dana 60, it already has .410 gearing. But I'm a manny guy, and want to convert the auto to a manny. (I plan on keeping this truck for a long time - non daily driver)...Would there be anybody out there that's done this or know about it being done by someone they know. If I do this I'll wait til the auto craps out first. If that be the case I'm wondering if maybe I should just rebuild it, but beef it up. BUT, if I do a manny conversion can you fit the six speed in an OBS 4x4?.

Also, is there a way to level these dudes up so it doesn't look like a 70's muscle car?
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:34 PM
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The manual trans can be put in, but be for warned it is a royal pita to do. They also make leveling kits for it. You could do an add-a-leaf fairly cheap.
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If you decide to do the manual conversion I can help you if you have any questions. I just did mine a few months ago. And yes they sell leveling kits for the front end. I have one, it raises the front end 2"...
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Do you know what about it makes it a pita? I realize I would have to cut the floor for the shifter, and get the clutch pedal and hydraulic line in... But as far as the the tranny case itself, does it fit without major fabrication or new transfer case, so on and so forth....and what about the 6 speed, will it go in there?
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I think the six speed would work...?

You will also need a new PCM from a manual, front and rear drivelines, and of course new flywheel.
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If you decide to do the manual conversion I can help you if you have any questions. I just did mine a few months ago. And yes they sell leveling kits for the front end. I have one, it raises the front end 2"...
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Does this kit require an alignment after the install? My 05 Chevy Z71 did, but that was torsion keys, not leafs.
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I had mine aligned just to be safe when I had my tires rotated last... not sure if it was needed or not.
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I had mine aligned just to be safe when I had my tires rotated last... not sure if it was needed or not.

I would think that the camber would need adjusting, but I'm not 100% sure of that... Just what I've seen out of those dudes going down the road, and the tires leaning in as they ride over bumps and dips in the road. That's why I'll be putting a dana60 under that beast...
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I would think that the camber would need adjusting, but I'm not 100% sure of that... Just what I've seen out of those dudes going down the road, and the tires leaning in as they ride over bumps and dips in the road. That's why I'll be putting a dana60 under that beast...
Yeah Dana 60 is the safe bet. I am currently looking for one myself.
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Do you know what about it makes it a pita? I realize I would have to cut the floor for the shifter, and get the clutch pedal and hydraulic line in... But as far as the the tranny case itself, does it fit without major fabrication or new transfer case, so on and so forth....and what about the 6 speed, will it go in there?
The way I understand it putting in the pedal and stuff is a whole lot of fun. The steering column would need to be changed for it all to look right as well.
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