Coverting to manual... - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Dodge Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 28th, 2006, 11:18 AM   #1
SS
Blinded By The Light
 
SS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
Posts: 11,909
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Default Coverting to manual...

The classic question:

How hard would it be to convert my 95 dodge ram with the 318 over to a manual?

Which trans would be used? Would the t-case bolt right up to the manual trans?

What about rearranging stuff in the interior? Holes would obviously need to be cut... Would this interfere too much with the 4wd shifter?

I'm not a huge fan of the slush box..
__________________
-Jeremy

Watch yourself. I'll light you up.
SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old February 28th, 2006, 05:41 PM   #2
user name
keep your stick onthe ice
 
user name's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-23-06
Location: around MI and such
Posts: 903
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

i think it would be best to find a truck with a stick and get all the stuff to do it out of that. you need lots of parts to make the stick and new would probly be real expesive. or just buy a truck with a stick
user name is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2006, 02:45 PM   #3
noodles
give 'er sh*t ay?
 
noodles's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: holland Mi
Posts: 1,029
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to noodles Send a message via MSN to noodles Send a message via Yahoo to noodles
Default

there would be alot of work, the shifter for the 4x4 would have to be new. im not positive but you might get away with enlarging the whole for your 4wheel shifter now. to get the manual in. ive got a manual that i can look up what stuff bolted together.
noodles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 14th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #4
Toivo
Feel lucky?
 
Toivo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-24-06
Location: Denver
Posts: 5,146
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default BAD IDEA lol

I would HIGHLY advise against a manual trans...HIGHLY...you can build your automatic up to out perform and outshift a manual trannyed truck..as well as not have to deal with all the bullshit (and co$t) of switching to a manual trans...youll prolly have to switch over the computer or some crap like that as well as find a way to put the damned clutch pedal in the truck...my '72 came with a stick and diviorce t case...right into the scrap heap went the stick lol but as always with any vehicle...do what ever you damn well please!
Toivo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 14th, 2006, 01:22 PM   #5
PavementPounder
I am the law.
 
PavementPounder's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Birmingham, Michigan 48009
Posts: 29,824
iTrader: (224)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Yeah, just buy a manual truck.
PavementPounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 14th, 2006, 01:40 PM   #6
Monster4.0
Senior Member
 
Monster4.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Carleton
Posts: 1,585
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to Monster4.0
Default

To answer some of your questions a Getrag or a NV4500 would work. Depending on if you wanted a creeper gear or not. I think a NP435 would work too if you machine a cps notch for it.

I know in the 2wd version the trans cross member is different.

You would need the pedal assy, slave cylinder, trans, all the clutch parts and probably a whole slew of other things I'm forgetting.

I'm assuming you have a 46RH it is not the most desirable trans "my trucks on its fifth one" in 200,000 miles.

Overall I'd go against the crowd but first ask yourself....Are you going to keep the truck long term?

If you are I'd put the stick in it. If you replace/rebuild the auto trans it will still be iffy at best.

I thought about going to a 727 for a stronger trans but I don't want to loose my overdrive.
Monster4.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 14th, 2006, 01:43 PM   #7
Monster4.0
Senior Member
 
Monster4.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Carleton
Posts: 1,585
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to Monster4.0
Default

Your computer should be ok because your trans is hydrolicly(sp) controlled.

You might have to figure something out for the nuetral saftey switch also.
Monster4.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 24th, 2006, 12:33 AM   #8
noodles
give 'er sh*t ay?
 
noodles's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: holland Mi
Posts: 1,029
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to noodles Send a message via MSN to noodles Send a message via Yahoo to noodles
Default

it might screw up the OD, or when he shifts in to that because the computer doesnt control it anymore.. but that owuldnt be that big of an issue, i woudl think. i lost my first 46rh at 220000 miles, and i was very happy how long it lasted. i think if you are going to buy a truck to get parts why dont you just go with that truck. but its your own and if you want to go for it.. do it..lol
noodles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Dodge Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:24 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.12135 seconds with 44 queries