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Auto to manual?

I want to put a 6 speed in, but do not know what my options are with regards to what will fit, price range, what is a quality transmission, and whether to buy a rebuilt or brand new one. I could search online for transmissions, but would like any input on recommendations and parts I would need. Also, would I be able to reflash my electronics for a manual?
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The easy swap would be to a ZF5, for a 6 speed you will need to find a ZF6 out of a superduty 7.3. I would start by looking for a donor truck similar to yours that you can pull parts from, then put in a ZF6, redesign the floor to accommodate the taller transmission and get your drive shafts modified to fit.

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There is a zf6 build thread here on the org, I dont know right off hand where it is, I will take a peek and see what I can find

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Here you go

Auto(e4od) to SD manual(zf6) build thread

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