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Old 03-07-2007, 12:47 PM
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Auto 5spd vs. Manual 6sp

Hey Guys,

I'll start the post off by admitting this is a dumb question, but i had to ask.

I've got an 06 250 XLT PSD Extended Cab Long bed 4x4 (on the fly) with Auto Tranny. When i bought the truck, i was talked into buying an auto trans and didn't even bother test driving a manual. Chaulk it up to being young and stupid. Then, about 3 months later, shear curiousity got the best of me. I went and test drove a PSD with the 6spd manual transmission and fell in love. Here is the dumb question....

Can you swap and auto tranny for a manual? If you can, is there a reasonable cost to getting a 6spd and doing the swap? How bout the computer?

Thanks in advance.... and be gentle.

- Jason
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:18 PM
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Yes I think it is possible to swap to a manual transmission. Besides the transmission itself you will need the clutch peddel assembly and the gear shift. It will require some modification but I think that if you pull up the floor liner that there maybe some panels that you can cut out where the peddel and gear shift go. If not then you will have to do some measuring to get the locations for them. I am sure that there are some more things that I am forgetting and someone else will be along shortly. As far as the computer goes I am not sure if it will need any changes.

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Simple answer no you cant. Not without changing the floor pan. Notice how much room the pass. side has in your auto equipt truck then go look and see how little room the manual equipt truck has. With enough money anything can be done.
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:53 PM
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You have the BEST auto tranny behind a light duty pickup and you want to get rid of it?

You could probably sell the truck, and buy the same year/model/miles and make money since more people want the auto.
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:26 PM
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The manual shifting all the time will get old in traffic... Feels like a novelty until you live with it.... Just my two cents worth, but the auto lifestyle, beinga able to drive and eat a sandwich or a cup of coffee or anything else?

Manual is fun, until you get the long term lifestyle, and then you would miss the Automatic... Also, on my own research before I bought my own 06 CC King Ranch 4x4 F-350, that automatic is bulletproof... There are transmission places that have never seen one in the three-four years it has been out...

And it would be easier to sell the truck and buy a manual if you are convinced.... WAAAAAY CHEAPER, and less bugs to sort out... Don't try...

Words of advice from a Veteran Rig Junkie..... lone Ranger in Oz...
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