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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Asheville/Fairview, NC
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Ok, first off, i dont know if i'm posting this in the appropriate section, so forgive if it isn't.
Right now my truck is for sale because i really dont want an auto. I wanted a 6 speed to begin with, but got so sick of waiting for one in my price range, that when the truck i currently have came around, i decided to forgo wanting a 6 speed truck and go ahead and get it because it was so well taken care of. well, anyways, 8 months later, i'm still badly wanting the 6 speed. Now here comes the heart of my question
how hard is a manual swap in these trucks? mine is a 2000 ext cab short bed xl truck. I've been told by a few people that its relatively not to complicated because all the cabs were built to have either one, in that there is a plate already in the floor for the shifter to come through and what not. And that bascially everything is straightforward.Now i know i would need the whole clutch assembly, and a new ECU along with the tranny, but is there more to this then it seems??
Also, I'm not saying i would actually be doing it myself. I would more the likely have someone do it for me if it is possible, only due to the fact that i just dont have the facility nor the tools to do it.
I dont know if 6 speed swaps are done that often or not, but if i can avoid selling my truck, that would probably be the best option. Just trying to figure out if its worth looking into and considering.
Thanks in advance for your help.