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Old 01-30-2011, 03:56 AM
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Converting From 6-Speed to Auto

I know I've read posts on here of guys putting 6-speeds in place of their autos. I'm thinking of doing the opposite. Can anyone give me a ballpark figure of cost and who in the midwest, I live in Missouri, could do this. Thanks
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um... idk, but you'd have a buyer for your zf6.... i wanna handshaker so bad Where in mo are ya? I'm in southern illinois myself, maybe we could arrange a swap at a reputable mech shop?

And are your talking a built auto or just getting a 4r100 in there? that'll make a difference of who ya should go to... there is a certain shop in arkansas i would direct you to if you're talkin built

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Hey, what a coincidence. I'm in Missouri and want a 6 speed. Where in MO are you at? Specs on the truck (cab, bed, 4x4?) If you find somebody to trade, the costs will be minimal. If you go out and buy everything, your costs are going to be the transmission (varies on cost by how built you want it) + transmission core charge. 4x4 trucks will need an input shaft change on the transfer case. You'll need wiring and computer tuning for the auto.
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I live just north of Springfield. My truck is a supercab 350 dually 4x4. I do have a tuner and pull a 5th wheel camper, so I need a strong trans. I did just put in a new southbend clutch. So I don't want some wore out piece of junk.
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how big of a 5er? if you want somethin heavy freakin duty, give brian at brians truck shop in arkansas a call. top o the line right there
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If you want strong, you'll want a transmission from Brian's Truck Shop in Lead Hill, Arkansas. But, the transmission alone will run you north of $4k, without core or the rest of the swap. It will also be the last transmission you will ever buy for the truck (lifetime warranty). Did I mention I have a super cab long bed 4x4 and am in Rolla?
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If you want strong, you'll want a transmission from Brian's Truck Shop in Lead Hill, Arkansas. But, the transmission alone will run you north of $4k, without core or the rest of the swap. It will also be the last transmission you will ever buy for the truck (lifetime warranty). Did I mention I have a super cab long bed 4x4 and am in Rolla?
Don't think I'll be dropping 4k+ in any trans. I'll keep shifting before that happens. How many miles on your trans Zaairman?
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Truck has 145K on it. I've had it since 95K. Not sure if it is original or not.


Just my $.02, but if I was doing the stick to auto swap like you are wanting to do, I would get the auto rebuilt before it goes in. Or at least add a better torque converter and valve body.
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Truck has 145K on it. I've had it since 95K. Not sure if it is original or not.


Just my $.02, but if I was doing the stick to auto swap like you are wanting to do, I would get the auto rebuilt before it goes in. Or at least add a better torque converter and valve body.
Yup, could just get the bts valve body and precision industries torque converter and itd be the next best thing to dropping 4k on a tranny.... no sence in skimping with the tc tho, some of the cheaper ones are a little sketchy...
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