I've been pondering this evil idea in my head for awhile now, and, I grabbed the pedals, lines, clutch master...etc, the steering column plastic, the gear indicator block off plate, and the 5 speed console all out of a junkyard truck.
Well...I'd love to put a t-56 trans into my SS/T. Nothing like a manual tranny
But, my question is, is it realistically possible?
I would need a bellhousing, a custom driveshaft, a flywheel, some clutch (I don't know what car I would buy the clutch for), a slave cylinder (same issue as the clutch).
But, has anybody done anything like this or know where I should start. As I said, I have all the little things...now, I just need the transmission part. Even stuff like making the speedometer work and all, and making the computer not throw codes.
I would consider the 5 speed that came in the Rams, but, they aren't even rated for the stock power out of a 5.9L, so, I would be afraid to even put one of those in.
Any info would be greatly appreciated. I don't even know where I would get a bellhoiusing, or, if the Viper V10 bellhousing is the same.
And, don't worry, I would keep the stock trans/pedals...etc. This is just one of those things thats for more fun whilst driving. Automatics, while they are faster in the 1/4 mile, are not nearly as fun in the twisties
As a matter a fact, my SS/T is the only automatic I've ever owned, and, its the only thing I hate about my truck...haha.