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Old 02-28-2018, 10:04 AM
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Second Gen Question

I am thinking of going back to a second gen from my 2008.
My question is which transmission to get- 5 or 6 speed ??

Anyone with personal experience with these please respond as I have only ever had automatics with the Cummins.

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6-speed in my opinion. 5-speeds had their issues stock like the rear nut coming loose I believe.
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5 speed is cheaper to replace/rebuild, 6 speed has a better spread for towing heavy. I have over 100k on a used 5 speed swapped into my truck, I replaced shaft bearings when installed and it is fine. I don't tow heavy very often anymore but still gross 15-20k a few times per year.
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