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post #1 of 102 Old 03-13-2009, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Which tranny?

I am well aware of the fact that it is only a matter of time before my tranny takes a dump. Thing is, I'm not real sure what i want to do when, not if, it goes out. I could either go with a built auto from BTS or equivalent, or do a ZF-6 swap. When I was looking for a PSD, I was really hoping for a manual, but I couldn't pass up this truck, as the auto trans was the only thing that didn't fit what I wanted to a "T."

So what is y'all's opinion? It's an open poll, so people will see what you voted, which is ok because I want you to explain why you voted the way you did.

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I voted 4r100 due to the fact Im lazy and dont wanna change gears..lol..

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Fair enough, lol. I don't mind changing gears though. My beater is a manual and it has never bothered me. The biggest downside i see with a manual is that its slower in a race. But the durability is definitely there.

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i like Manuals so i picked the 6 spd !!!

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I'm sorta leaning towards manual, but i know its a lot of work, and roughly the same cost. So i don't know.

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I am well aware of the fact that it is only a matter of time before my tranny takes a dump. Thing is, I'm not real sure what i want to do when, not if, it goes out. I could either go with a built auto from BTS or equivalent, or do a ZF-6 swap. When I was looking for a PSD, I was really hoping for a manual, but I couldn't pass up this truck, as the auto trans was the only thing that didn't fit what I wanted to a "T."

So what is y'all's opinion? It's an open poll, so people will see what you voted, which is ok because I want you to explain why you voted the way you did.
I had the same situation as you just described. I wanted a manual, but mine was too good of a deal, and in too good of condition to pass up.


I'm getting ready to do a 6 speed swap in mine here shortly. Got everything but a transmission, but i'll have a ZF-6 here in about 2 weeks.

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Am i right about the cost being pretty even?

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i love my 6 speed and would never buy an auto

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Am i right about the cost being pretty even?
Well, depends on what kind of built tranny you go with.


I've got about $1100 in my swap stuff so far, and that's buying alot of it new from Ford. And i bought the clutch from Raul.

Still gotta get the transmission(which is gonna be a about $500 from the guy i'm getting it from. but it has a bad syncro that's gonna have to be fixed), get a new transfer case(or just put the output spline of a manual tranny on my transfer case. which is prolly what i'm gonna do), and then get the the syncro in the tranny fixed(but my buddy's dad does transmission work, so he won't charge me much for labor).

If you have to get a ZF-6 from a salvage yard tho, they normally run $1500 around here, and there a bit more other places.

So all in all, i'll have about $2000-$2500 in my swap. But i will get some of that back hopefully once i sell the automatic stuff that's getting taken off


And i could have done it cheaper, if i'd gotten all the stuff used/from a salvage yard.


I'm also keeping the auto steering column in for the time being, so that is saving me a few more dollars.

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Well, depends on what kind of built tranny you go with.


I've got about $1100 in my swap stuff so far, and that's buying alot of it new from Ford. And i bought the clutch from Raul.

Still gotta get the transmission(which is gonna be a about $500 from the guy i'm getting it from. but it has a bad syncro that's gonna have to be fixed), get a new transfer case(or just put the output spline of a manual tranny on my transfer case. which is prolly what i'm gonna do), and then get the the syncro in the tranny fixed(but my buddy's dad does transmission work, so he won't charge me much for labor).

So all in all, i'll have about $2000-$2500 in my swap. But i will get some of that back hopefully once i sell the automatic stuff that's getting taken off


And i could have done it cheaper, if i'd gotten all the stuff used/from a salvage yard.


I'm also keeping the auto steering column in for the time being, so that is saving me a few more dollars.
Hm, so its actually cheaper. Don't you have to modify the floor though?

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