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Location: Akron, OH
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An auxillary overdrive unit would work, so long as you don't have the truck in 4 wheel drive with it engaged. The only problem is that the boxes become the weak link in the driveline, and if you tow a lot and/or do some spirited driving, you can expect to break it. As far as the tranny swap, anything is possible although I can forsee it being a big pain in the butt. I think the 6 speed is longer, so the tranny crossmember would have to be moved, and the driveshafts would have to be lengthened/shortened. I've thought about doing this swap in my truck, just haven't had the time or money to jump into it.
'96 F250 4x4 Ext Cab, 5 speed. K&N FIPK - modified to use 6637; 3" downpipe, 6" stack; Beans modded IDM; Beans stage 2s; shimmed FPR; exhaust brake; 6 position TS; locked 4.10s
'93 F250 4x4 regular cab long box. 7.3IDI nonturbo/E4OD 8' Western. STAYING STOCK
'65 Pontiac Tempest, 406ci chevy small block, TH350 with shift kit, 2700 stall converter.
'01 HD XL1200S - Lots of Screamin Eagle goodies
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'96 Tbird LX V8
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