|10-22-2011, 08:24 AM||eBay Motors #11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
here's a question, lets say someone built their transmission and did the appropriate valve body mods that are required, but then they switched to the 6speed conversion, do they need to re-modify the valve body then??
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|10-22-2011, 08:36 AM||eBay Motors #12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: So. Cal
I don't know--but I was told the valve body does come with a TransGo Jr. kit.
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|10-22-2011, 08:55 AM||eBay Motors #13 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2006
2011 LML Chevy Duramax CCSB 4X4
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|10-22-2011, 11:29 AM||eBay Motors #14 (permalink)|
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If ever planning to do it, wouldn't it be best to include the 6 speed conversion at the same time as doing a full rebuild? Seems like there would be considerable labor saving?
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|10-27-2011, 07:54 AM||eBay Motors #15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Parker, CO
I have no knowledge on this at all nor have I searched but just wondering a common sense question.
"Couldn't you just find a 6 speed Allison and put that it in"
It seems like it would be way easier unless of course they don't bolt up to the earlier models or something.
I will shut up now for I am sure that I will get slammed for asking the question...lol
|10-27-2011, 08:08 AM||eBay Motors #16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Maritimes, Canada
Short answer is no, you can't. Put in a 6spd and you will still only have 5spd. Can't swap the TCM's either because they run on different protocols. Another issue is that the TCM gets locked when you do the Suncoast 5-6spd conversion so you can't modify trans parameters with EFI later if you want to. That was really a big dealbreaker for me as well.
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|10-27-2011, 08:47 AM||eBay Motors #17 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Jun 2011
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dont know much about the 5-6 conversion but if you end up getting it post what you think about it!
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|06-16-2012, 02:37 PM||eBay Motors #18 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2009
My first post here and to an old threat at that but thought I'd share my experience. I purchased a suncoast 5 to 6 speed conversion for an 03 2500HD. Just got the truck back yesterday and have driven it twice. Everything is exactly the same except for the extra gear. I do mainly highway/freeway driving and rarely haul anything. I read the 03 duramax doesn't have enough torque for 6th gear and that it would be hunting for gears. I haven't experienced this so far. But as I said, I only got the truck yesterday and have driven about 70 miles on it. I'm liking the conversion so far.
|06-21-2012, 11:31 PM||eBay Motors #19 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Where it always rains.....
keep us posted on your driving and what you think about it. I have a 2005 HD and have been thinking of this conversion & getting the tranny beefed up at the same time.
2005 Black Chevy 2500 HD 4x4 Crew Cab. LLY, 4 inch exhaust, EGR delete, PPE Tuner, edge monitor, BD diesel tranny cooler & deep pan on the tranny.
|06-03-2013, 11:17 PM||eBay Motors #20 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Bring up an old thread, wanting a six speed and figure it would be cheaper to do this mod than buying a newer truck.
Any help would be grateful.
2004 Silverado, 2500HD 4X4 CC SB LLY/ALY
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