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e4od to zf5: Read Post #1 Before Posting

I know this is a semi-redundant thread but i'm hoping to put a new spin on this topic.

I would like to hear from those who have actually performed a zf5 or zf6 transmission swap on their rigs and no one else. I've read plenty of threads with people bickering back and forth about auto vs manual, but now I would like to know form those who have done it:

1) Was it worth the time/ money
2) Would you do it again given the chance
3) How long did it take
4) Do you like the zf5/zf6 over the automatic or do you wish you'd left the auto

I'm hoping to get some real tech from people that have done it and not a bunch of "well I would do this or that". Thanks guys!

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Re: e4od to zf5: Read Post #1 Before Posting

yea I broke the rules....

If your going to do a swap do the ZF5 over the 6spd easier to swap

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Re: e4od to zf5: Read Post #1 Before Posting

if you have all the parts there to swap in, it shouldnt take more than a day to do the swap. when i did mine i had to wait on drivelines. it was well worth the money at the time, i broke my auto and it cost me less than rebuilding it. for towing in the hills i really like the 5sp but i now wish i had the auto back, now that i am getting to the point of not being able to have a completely street friendly clutch.

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Re: e4od to zf5: Read Post #1 Before Posting

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yea I broke the rules....

If your going to do a swap do the ZF5 over the 6spd easier to swap
I'm just wondering to why they ZF5 is easier than the ZF6.

Is there a size difference? One longer then the other or what? I'm not to familiar with the ZF5


I did the auto to ZF6 swap on my SD and I love it. I know my brother would love to do it to his OBS so who ever does it take some pics and post up. I would like to know some info on it.

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I'm just wondering to why they ZF5 is easier than the ZF6.

Is there a size difference? One longer then the other or what? I'm not to familiar with the ZF5


I did the auto to ZF6 swap on my SD and I love it. I know my brother would love to do it to his OBS so who ever does it take some pics and post up. I would like to know some info on it.
If memory serves right ZF6 is taller and shorter than the ZF5

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Re: e4od to zf5: Read Post #1 Before Posting

It is taller and shorter, so you have to either do a body lift or massage (bfh) the transmission tunnel to make it work. Will the transfer case from the ZF5 work with the ZF6.

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Re: e4od to zf5: Read Post #1 Before Posting

There is no way a 6 speed is shorter(length) than a 5 speed. And a SD and obs transfer case arn't interchangable

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There is no way a 6 speed is shorter(length) than a 5 speed. And a SD and obs transfer case arn't interchangable
To put a zf6 in an OBS you have to move the trans crossmember back, as well as change driveshaft lengths, our shop did one several years ago.

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Re: e4od to zf5: Read Post #1 Before Posting

Have you started on your swap yet
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Re: e4od to zf5: Read Post #1 Before Posting

also on the zf6 the dowl pins (sp)? on the motor are in different spots then the zf5 but it wouldnt be hard to make work

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