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Old April 23rd, 2012, 07:23 PM   #131
kkodet
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And it is done!

I took truck on an 80 mile shakedown and it is awesome. The Southbend clutch is oh so smooth and the extra gear greatly helps keep it in the RPM band.

For those who would like to know, here is a breakdown of costs:

17,000 mile G56a trans - $2750

Southbend Clutch w Flywheel -$989

Driveshaft Re-work - $479

Fluids, various small stuff - $100

Dakota SGI-5 unit - $85

Sub Total $4,403

Sale of old trans. +$600

Total project cost $3,803

Final notes:

Get shifter and wiring plug for reverse light switch with trans. They are not yet available aftermarket.

If possible, get front yoke with bolts off driveshaft to avoid having to buy them.

Get short (G56) slave rod with trans, it is the one you need.

I will give an update once I get some miles on this. So far so good!

Last edited by kkodet; April 23rd, 2012 at 07:44 PM.
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