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So heres the question i have a 2001 F250 with an auto tranny. I kinda wanna do a manual swap but then i want your guys thoughts. i do plan on building a good bit of power. i know i will have to build my tranny. so what would the better/cheaper.


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I have a ZF6 and love it. However if you want to race it at all go with a built auto. If you just want to tow and DD then I would say the manual.

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okay see i dont really wanna race but everyonce in a while i might and i hear its not that hard to do the swap


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Re: Auto vs Manual

mine was a manual when I bought it

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Build up that auto and you will never regret it! Been there done that and sware I will never let an auto strand me again. Like my sig says, I Got WOODS built tranny and the ford 6.0, 26 or 31 row can't be beat for a cooler. Do that and you will have the best of both worlds. The only reason I would think of goin with a stick, (and it's a pretty good one!) is for the gas mileage. But it will still take a long time to pay off in the end for you to swap over. With a good tuner and drivin it like grandpa you'll almost match mpg's with a manny.

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Build up that auto and you will never regret it! Been there done that and sware I will never let an auto strand me again. Like my sig says, I Got WOODS built tranny and the ford 6.0, 26 or 31 row can't be beat for a cooler. Do that and you will have the best of both worlds. The only reason I would think of goin with a stick, (and it's a pretty good one!) is for the gas mileage. But it will still take a long time to pay off in the end for you to swap over. With a good tuner and drivin it like grandpa you'll almost match mpg's with a manny.

Your talking to a 19 year old here lol not much grandpa driving here.
Were did you get your tranny from. What did it run you?


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When looking for my truck, two of the main requirements were a 7.3, and a stick. But then again my opinion is extremely biased as i own 4 vehicles and each one of them is stick. Creeper gear is so awesome thought, feels like you could pull down a house.

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When looking for my truck, two of the main requirements were a 7.3, and a stick. But then again my opinion is extremely biased as i own 4 vehicles and each one of them is stick. Creeper gear is so awesome thought, feels like you could pull down a house.
i really wanted a manual also but i git a real good deal on this truck i couldnt pass it up. all the vehicles ive had have been a manual except my last truck 97 f150 the other 4 were



i think ive desided to go with a built auto cause i cant have to much down time right now its my dd


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Your talking to a 19 year old here lol not much grandpa driving here.
Were did you get your tranny from. What did it run you?
Okay since you drive it like you stole it every once in a while And if you decide to stick with the auto, IMO, if you are close, Brian's transmission shop will probably do you right. But if you are on the left coast then I can't say enough about John Woods! He built my tranny and even though I have an 8" lift I use my truck! It was 3800 back in 05, with a billet converter and 6.0 cooler. What might cost you alot is shipping. I myself made a trip out of it, to socal. But for me to ship it to either of these shops was 300 one way So I hope this helps. And Just for the record I learned how to drive in a stick so I love them too Just so happens I have a great wife that love to drive all my vehicles and she can't stand stiff clutches and the spec racing clutch I had in my 5oh killed her leg

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