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post #1 of 20 Old 03-15-2010, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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I have an 03 f-350 dually with the torqshift, but would really like to move to a 6spd. How much am i talking here? i would have to buy the stick and whatever stuff to make it go. would i be able to "trade in" my auto for a stick or just find a junkyard to buy it? just looking for prices to get an idea. Thanks!!

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If you want a stick sell your truck and buy a stick. If you love your truck so much and won't give it up for anything but want a stick, good luck finding someone to do the swap for you. Alot of different, including the floor of the cab, between the two.
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You will have quite a bit of work ahead of you to swap to a manual; besides the obvious tranny swap there is everything that holds the clutch pedal and return spring under the dash, the drive shaft is different, all your clutch controls, etc. I think you will find it to be better to find someone with a similar truck to yours who would rather have an auto...

That being said, it can be done if you have the coin... "with enough money, you can make the devil dance"

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Not worth the cost of doing it...just buy one with a stick already in it....

With that said..there is a guy on here that turned his into a stick with an 03 cr cummins behind it...motocrossracer or something if I recall...just search for cummins swap and you will find it....maybe he can give you a ball park figure on what it cost him..

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Ive looked into it, and have been told I'm looking at about 2500-3000 for the parts, and then the labor on top of that (I would do that stuff myself). Good luck, there is a chit ton of things that need to be replaced


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I think it would get pretty expensive paying someone to do it. As was mentioned, there is a difference in the floor of the the cab. I have no idea why, but there is.

Aside from that, it really ought to just be about finding the parts. I saw a thread where someone swapped a king ranch cab onto a 6spd frame. That might give you some ideas.

I have done this on a car before, and while not "easy" it wasn't the hardest thing I have done.

Finding a truck like yours with a 6 spd will be a chore as well. While considering the swap, I would be looking for a truck that already has the 6 spd.

It took me 8 months to find mine, and while not equipped exactly as I wanted (color, trim), I got the 6 spd long bed CC and love it.

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That sounds about right in parts...its the labor that will kill you if your not doing it yourself...figure about 3k in labor if you don't....anything custom is gonna cost ya...

I think that moto cross guy threw a G56 tranny in his..

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Here's the list as I know it:

Manual trans (not an easy find)
Manual trans floor hump
Driveshaft? (I don't know that has to be replaced)
Pedal assy
Slave cylinder, and hydraulic lines
Engine plate (yeah, it doesn't just 'bolt up' like it should )
Tranny cooler
Starter
Transfer case
TCM for a manual trans

There's probably more, but this is what I know from my investigating. I WILL do this, but not for a while. The cost can be somewhat offset by selling the part and pieces from your truck


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* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



New truck has a Cummins and a handshaker
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well i guess i will continue my search for a truck with a stick. its so hard to find one with low miles!!! thanks for the input

2008 F350 6.4 6spd Crew Cab Dually, 4x4, Lariat

03 F350 6.0, 6spd, reg cab, srw
PHP tuned FICM, ECM
EGR Delete
Edge juice platinum with attiude
4 inch straight pipe
161k
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03 F350 Lariat 6.0, DRW, CC, auto
FICM, ECM, TCM programmed by PHP.
Gryphon with custom tunes from PHP
4 inch straight pipe
Zoodad
High idle mod

01 xlt F250 7.3, ext cab, long bed, 6sp, stock..for now
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I have a 6-speed Ford manual transmission, but i would like to sell it with the 12v cummins its attached to.
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