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Old 03-15-2016, 09:31 PM   #1
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Which trans

So I want to get some opinions here. My bus has a DT466 with a spicer 5 speed. Direct in 5th.
I am considering getting a 5 speed O D or a 6 speed O D. any opinions on ones to look for? I will end up with a 2 plate easy pedal clutch. and the trans must be synchronized.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:08 AM   #2
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So I want to get some opinions here. My bus has a DT466 with a spicer 5 speed. Direct in 5th.
I am considering getting a 5 speed O D or a 6 speed O D. any opinions on ones to look for? I will end up with a 2 plate easy pedal clutch. and the trans must be synchronized.
Since you are going to go thru the trouble to make a swap, I'll just go ahead and suggest an allison automatic. If no, then any of the spicer 6 and 7 speeds. I dont know about the 6 but there are two different 7 speeds. One had a very low 1st and 2nd reduction, I think more for vocational usage, but it would also work for a bus when you want to go slow thru a camp ground or something without slipping the clutch or running the risk of stalling the engine at idle.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:14 AM   #3
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Unless you just enjoy shifting gears...a 5 or 6 speed Allison auto with OD will give you better performance.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:42 AM   #4
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O K, let me pose the question differently, If your bus has a 5 or 6 speed manual trans with overdrive, what is it? A model number would be great. thanks.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:10 PM   #5
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I wouldn't want a 5 speed with overdrive not nearly enough gears.
I'm away right now so I don't have all my notes, but I know that the spicer
ESO 66 7B has a .75 overdrive. It is a 7 speed.
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