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Transmission Conversion - Auto To Manual

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Old 01-02-2006, 01:05 AM
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Default Transmission Conversion - Auto To Manual

OK, here's the deal. I have an 84 D150 with the 318 V8, 3-Speed Auto, and an Edelbrock Carburetor (600 c.f.m.) and Intake Manifold. I want to replace the transmission with a racing manual transmission, preferrable a 5- or 6-Speed with a racing clutch and a Hurst Shifter. Which is the best kind of transmission and clutch to get and where can I get them? Also, how hard it it to set up a clutch pedal and the linkage?
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:36 AM
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I would go with a TCI they make very strong transmissions and clutches, i dont know how hard it is to convert an automatic to a stick, but i know it can be done, my truck used to be a V-6 with a 3 speed auto and now it is a 360 with a 4 speed manual... If you want i can take as many pictures of the set up as i can and send them to you.
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:11 PM
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:39 PM
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im doing a conversion on my dodge ram from a auto to 4 spd...i am using a manuel clutch not a hydraulic one..its fairly easier..just got to cut 2 holes in the floor..one for the shifter and one for the clutch linkage. obviously need to change to flywheel and clutch
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:26 PM
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I would go with a TCI they make very strong transmissions and clutches, i dont know how hard it is to convert an automatic to a stick, but i know it can be done, my truck used to be a V-6 with a 3 speed auto and now it is a 360 with a 4 speed manual... If you want i can take as many pictures of the set up as i can and send them to you.
I would be interested in them as well.
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If your pockets are deep enough, talk to the guys at Keisler Engineering. They canhook you up with aTremec 5 or 6 spd and related parts.If not, look for a 5spd out of a Dakota or Ram, although first gearcan belittle low.Get aboneyard pedal setup, if you prefer or need a hyd. clutch, Keisler has a setup for this also that could be adapted to the stock pedal. The factory shifter location in a pickupis the same as a B-body carwith an 833 4spd. [Uses the forward mnt.]Had an 833 with a RoadRunner PistolGrip in mine until I broke the bellhousing. Also note that the factory manual pickups have a different trans tunnel,which may or may not cause fitment issues, depending on the trans used.
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what all should i take from my auto 4x4 dodge cummins to put it in my 5 speed 4x4 cummins truck? computer? how much of the wiring harness ? is this a hard job?
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:32 PM
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Hey if you know what i need to remove for a 5 speed to auto swap on 97 dodge cummins 4x4 call 9377188364
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:37 PM
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I want to convert my 5 speed truck to auto..sounds crazy but im done shifting
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Default automatic to manual swap 97 ram

I've been searching the net for information on swapping from a automatic to a manual trans in 94-2000 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks and haven't been able to find nothing. I am amazed honestly. With a good many of the problems this gen of trucks have with automatics that there isn't more info out there on this. I want to change my auto trans in my 97 Dodge Ram 1500 2wd for a 5 speed manual. I found one out of a 94 1500 2wd with a V6 but don't know if it will fit. I already have some of the components needed for the swap. I've got the clutch pedal brake pedal assembly which looks easy to swap. So if anyone knows if there is a 5 speed manual that will fit my truck let me know. Thanks.
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