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Offline 87GMC2WD

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Manual swap
« on: September 04, 2007, 10:55:19 AM »
hey guys, i have an 87 GMC 1500 2wd with  a 350 TBI and a 700R. Has anyone swapped the 700r out for like a 5 speed stick? im 17 and would love the truck to be a stick. just wondering if its worth it

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Re: Manual swap
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007, 04:23:38 PM »
I wouldn't do it unless you're putting in a 6 speed. It can be done though
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Re: Manual swap
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007, 05:36:06 PM »
You will need to source everything from a manual equipped truck.  OR I think Keilser has setups now that are hydrualic and pretty much complete.

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Re: Manual swap
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2007, 03:33:35 PM »
how much do those run for? and a 6 speed would be better than a 5?

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Re: Manual swap
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Re: Manual swap
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007, 01:55:41 PM »
anyplace that sells a kit with a transmission? or is there any good kinda of trannys that would fit that i could get from a junk yard? and who prefers the 5 speed over the 6?

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Re: Manual swap
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007, 08:45:20 PM »
I've already decided that if I have the money, when my my 700r4 finally bites the dust, I'm converting to a Tremec TKO 5-speed (the one w/3.27 1st).  I would like the T56's better if they had four underdriven gears, one direct, and one overdrive.  Who needs double overdrive?  You could get a Richmond six, but that's big bucks.  And close ratios boxes aren't approprate for trucks with torquey engines IMO.  The TKO has a GVWR of 5500 lbs (based on last generation rating) vs. max 4000 lbs for the T56 (depends on version).  On top of that the TKOs offer more shifter mounting options.
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Re: Manual swap
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2007, 11:18:14 PM »
Keilser that I listed above sells the whole kit with the trans....  You could get a T56 from an F-body, but I would avoid the factory GM 5 speeds..  They won't hold up to abuse

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Re: Manual swap
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2007, 12:11:10 PM »
I'd suggest going with the Peugeot BA-10 5-speed, it is very reliable  ::) and has a nice rally-esque gear whine  :P, which is why i have it in my Jeep  :D....haha just messin, it wouldn't probly fit nor would it stand up to the abuse, I sometimes wonder why I still have it....

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Re: Manual swap
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2007, 01:43:24 PM »
is said on that website that captkoas gave me that it was for a 55-57 chevy truck. idk if i just miss read it or not but.

Offline 1badgmc

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Re: Manual swap
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2007, 02:31:45 PM »
In my '88 dually, my dad had the TH400 swapped out for a 5-speed a few years ago.
Jason

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1991 GMC Sportside
1998 Chevrolet Suburban