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    Nov 2009
    south jersey

    Default how strong is the 5 speed

    i was just wondering how strong the manual 5speed transmissions that gm puts in the pickups with the 4.8. i want to build a single cab short bed with a built 5.3 and really want a stick.. so i was thinking about buying a base model 99-02 with a stick thats either blown up or wrecked and putting my extra 5.3 in it and doing a full build
    99 4x4
    slp exh. 20s
    blacked out
    goodmark cowl hood

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    i dont know about the 5 speed but that sounds like a fantastic idea. hope to see some pics of that

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    The 5 speed will be fine as long as you don't abuse it. It's not built for racing but will work OK if you drive it normally.

    2004 SILVERADO 2500HD LS
    Pro Comp Leveling Kit
    285-75-16 Cooper ST All Terrains
    Pro Comp Programmer
    Bilstein Shocks
    Linux Bed Liner
    Tinted Windows

    Other rides:

    1967 Landcruiser <350 Chevy>
    1970 Camaro
    1990 Geo Metro Convertible
    2007 FJ Cruiser

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