Man photobucket is so annoying. Is there anyway we can get this pics back without having Aaron re upload them?
I'm definitely still around. I'm more active on some of the Facebook groups these days. I've still got the truck, and still have the manual trans. I think I've got about 35,000 miles on the setup now. Still love it as much as when I first swapped. I wouldn't have it any other way.Photobucket got greedy and I think you need to pay now or something. This is what I see. Really just came to look at the list of parts and noticed the photos.
glad to see you’re still lurking around this site.
Where you guys able to bolt the trans right up to the factory cross member and what mount did you guys use?
That depends on which 6 speed you run. The t56 has different gear ratios. The viper spec will lug in 6th gearI know this is an old build thread...but I'm doing my reading and researching..
Read every single word from everyone in here.. now my question is qould you have done anything different now that you have some miles on it? I'm doing a lighting engine swap in my 97 Lariat 2wd 4.6 5 speed. Will be buying the 6 speed as well. Is the 373 gears enough on the highway without bogging the truck down?
That's not the one I'd run. Unless you're running a really short tire.I figured it out..I need to run the wide ratio tremec with the .5 6th gear. Thanks for the reply though
That's the one I'm going to buy.. close ratio, but I thought it was a .5 or something like that for 6th? I'll be running lighting wheels, stock size. "Maybe" a little bigger in the back.. but nothing to crazy. I'm building it for a daily driver.. not a race truck.That's not the one I'd run. Unless you're running a really short tire.
Highway speeds will be around 1500-1600 rpm. That's going to lig the motor hard.
I will be running American powertrains close ratio Magnum transmission which comes with a 62 overdrive and will put you about 2,000 RPM on the highway
Close ratio has a .62That's the one I'm going to buy.. close ratio, but I thought it was a .5 or something like that for 6th? I'll be running lighting wheels, stock size. "Maybe" a little bigger in the back.. but nothing to crazy. I'm building it for a daily driver.. not a race truck.
Anyone know the difference in rpms on stock size tires and stock gearing at highway speeds between the.5 and .63 6th gear?
Hell, I might be better off keeping my 5 speed. It will last as long as no hard WOT or clutch dumps or power shifting. I know how to break them or make them last. I'm 49 years old and very rarely will you see me buy anything if it is an automatic. Semi retired from dragracing.I still get the itch. I just race my Harleys when that happens.