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how strong is the 5 speed

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by cliff334, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. cliff334

    cliff334 Member

    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
  2. yotchie

    yotchie Rockstar 100 Posts

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

    Jimmiee Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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. :)

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