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Old 03-18-2009, 08:49 PM
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hello SD crowd. I have been looking around at a SD with a 6 speed recently. Found one that is a 99 crew cab long bed with 132,xxx on it. original owner lariat with leather and everything. the guy wants 13K for it. I thought that it may be a tad high in price... what do you guys think? I am dead set on the manual transmission and this is the only one I have found that is in good shape. So I went and look at it and pulled all the dipstick I could find and everything was up to par so it seems as if he has taken good care of it. It fires right up and drives like new with plenty of power. the truck is completely stock. Just wondering if you guys have any suggestions as to what to look for and if there is anything in particular that I should look for in the SD that differs from the OBS that I am used to. thanks
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:53 PM
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Generally it seems that the 6-speed's sell higher in the SD because they are harder to find. Mileage wise it seams pretty good. I have 126*** on mine and I have no complaints at all. If your used to an auto the 6-speeds you will hear gear noise when sitting at idle in neutral but otherwise I think it's a fairly bulletproof setup
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:56 PM
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good deal Ross, I am sick of blowing trannys. Keepin the obs just for fun, but I am wanting a manual to pull the work/toy trailer and such.

Oh and the hubs are a b!tch to turn on this SD. My freind has a 00 and his was the same way until he upgraded to warns. Is this common with the stock hubs or something?
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:00 PM
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Yea there is a rubber o-ring in the plastic that gets bound up. Sometimes you can take them apart and soak them in penatrating oil and loosen it up. I got tired of it and got some Warns' from Raul for 200 bucks. O and if you put a chip on it and it has a stock clutch. 100-140 HP the clutch won't hold with any load. Just to let you know
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:02 PM
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Yea there is a rubber o-ring in the plastic that gets bound up. Sometimes you can take them apart and soak them in penatrating oil and loosen it up. I got tired of it and got some Warns' from Raul for 200 bucks. O and if you put a chip on it and it has a stock clutch. 100-140 HP the clutch won't hold with any load. Just to let you know
Ok, so that south bend you got... good one to guy?
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:05 PM
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I love the clutch but it isn't cheap, it was right at $1000. Only times I have ever slipped it are 3rd gear hole shot(the second I let off it grabbed. And the 2nd time was 140HP missed 3rd and went into overdrive at full throttle.
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my cluthch has held up fine with those tunes and 130,000 and I pull my cat around all the time. I say go for it. The price seems pretty fair.
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alright guys, going to look at it again friday. I have one other truck to look at today but it has rather high mles for the same price. think I might buy the 99. thanks
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