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how much money and time would it take to switch 6 speed auto to 6 speed manual
 

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I don't have an answer for your question, but I'm wondering why you would want to do that. I think the auto is rated higher than the manual. It would depreciate the value of the truck well over $1,000 etc. You would be better off trading the vehicle for a manual.
 

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my local stealership told me that they tunned the manuals down cause they were burning up clutches in em. the auto has 650 tq and the manual has 620 tq.
 

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it will cost far more than trading your automatic truck on the exact same truck with a manual plus you will retain your factory warranty.
 

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BBram should chime in, but you two guys with the same year trucks that want to swap would be the easiest way to do it...that's how BBram did his, but if you don't do it that way it's gonna be WAY expensive and a HUGE PITA...well BB will tell you it is a PITA anyway
 

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my local stealership told me that they tunned the manuals down cause they were burning up clutches in em. the auto has 650 tq and the manual has 620 tq.
Its actually 350/650 for the auto and 350/610 for the manual.
 

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If you want to control your truck down an ice dirt road mountain grade in Montana in the heart of hunting season, best have a manual. If you like cruisin the flats of the mid-west with a coffee in one hand, your ok with the auto.

Either way, please don't convert your truck, swap or get a new one.
 

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If you want to control your truck down an ice dirt road mountain grade in Montana in the heart of hunting season, best have a manual. If you like cruisin the flats of the mid-west with a coffee in one hand, your ok with the auto.

Either way, please don't convert your truck, swap or get a new one.
You have obviously never driven the new 6.7 with the 6 speed automatic trany. I have driven my new truck on many mountain logging roads and the trany controls my truck as good or better than a manual.
 

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I had an 07.5 as a manual and absolutely hated it. Traded for an 08 auto and could not be happier!
 

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how many of you saying you would rather have an automatic than a manual pull a backhoe around that weighs in 21,380 lbs. Plust a Load Trail 25+5 flatbed gooseneck. I weight alot rollin down the road and the auto is cool driving around but not pulling all the time. Truck+ trailer and hoe= give or take 40,000lbs. 500hp WORK truck= $4000 auto or 1500 clutch. $$$$$$$$ it would be cheaper for the clutch. And more dependable dont ya think.
 

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how many of you saying you would rather have an automatic than a manual pull a backhoe around that weighs in 21,380 lbs. Plust a Load Trail 25+5 flatbed gooseneck. I weight alot rollin down the road and the auto is cool driving around but not pulling all the time. Truck+ trailer and hoe= give or take 40,000lbs. 500hp WORK truck= $4000 auto or 1500 clutch. $$$$$$$$ it would be cheaper for the clutch. And more dependable dont ya think.
Hm...Sounds to me like you need a different class truck with that much weight (I could be wrong on the weight limit). Otherwise...one could add many many thousands of $$ over what the insurance company pays out in damages if involved in an accident for knowingly overloading a vehicle.
 

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I'm not runnin ya down, but why did you buy the auto in the first place knowing what it would be used for? It's a brand new truck.
 

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I agree. You should be in a different class truck or you should have bought it new like that.
 

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how many of you saying you would rather have an automatic than a manual pull a backhoe around that weighs in 21,380 lbs. Plust a Load Trail 25+5 flatbed gooseneck. I weight alot rollin down the road and the auto is cool driving around but not pulling all the time. Truck+ trailer and hoe= give or take 40,000lbs. 500hp WORK truck= $4000 auto or 1500 clutch. $$$$$$$$ it would be cheaper for the clutch. And more dependable dont ya think.
You can neither legally or safely haul that kind of load with that type of truck.So please let us know where you are so as to avoid that area:butt::rof:rof:lol3:
 

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just what i thought none of you guys work your trucks, you go get groceries in them dont ya. Why would i go get a different class of truck, you guys are forgetting that our dads and grandpas (for those of us that had dads and grandpas that USED their trucks) use to do things like that and pull seed and fertilizer around on flat bed trailers or pulled gravity flow wagons and amonia tanks with old chevy 454's and 350's and ford 460's but hey maybe I'M WRONG. They normally only had 3/4 ton trucks. Think they were overloaded. Prob, why they always got them resprung dont ya think they never used firestone airbags. But hey you guys want to nag on me that's fine I've got wide shoulders, but if you don't use your truck i don't even know why you are on this thread. But those walmart bags are probably heavy huh. haha
 

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yes you are right i should have got a stick to begin with that is my fault but i dont know why you are blowing me about it. Just a question on switching it over. Wanted other opinions, you guys are supposed to be friends and peers with ideas and complements, not remarks on degrading a guy or giving him hell about something stupid.
 

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just what i thought none of you guys work your trucks, you go get groceries in them dont ya. Why would i go get a different class of truck, you guys are forgetting that our dads and grandpas (for those of us that had dads and grandpas that USED their trucks) use to do things like that and pull seed and fertilizer around on flat bed trailers or pulled gravity flow wagons and amonia tanks with old chevy 454's and 350's and ford 460's but hey maybe I'M WRONG. They normally only had 3/4 ton trucks. Think they were overloaded. Prob, why they always got them resprung dont ya think they never used firestone airbags. But hey you guys want to nag on me that's fine I've got wide shoulders, but if you don't use your truck i don't even know why you are on this thread. But those walmart bags are probably heavy huh. haha

I'd like to start off by saying that I in no way intended my input to be a flame.

That being said...I never said that the truck couldn't pull it. A lot of times people don't think of the ramifications of their actions. If you overloaded your truck and got into an accident your insurance company would pay limits on your policy. After that, the damaged party could very possibly receive payments and or assets from you...probably for the rest of your life due to your negligence. This isn't even taking into consideration the fact that you may have caused someone a serious bodily injury or worse because ...your the man.

There are a lot of folks on here and other boards that want to max out performance and do all kinds of mods to their vehicles for many different reasons. Ultimately, if it hurts our pockets because our warranty is stripped from us...that's our choice. If you knowingly and intentionally make a safety hazard and something regrettable happens take what happens like a man. Don't say you got hosed.

Even if your not being serious, there are probably folks on here that don’t know that and may think your cool or something and think… if you can do it…so can they.
 

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The times of what our fathers and grandfathers is long gone. I remember riding in cars without a seatbelt jumping from front to back, or being left out in the car as my parent ran in to do some real quick shopping. Try that now and they'll nail your:butt: to the wall. What was done in the past can't be done now.
 
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