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Old 09-16-2016, 05:44 PM   #1
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Spicer 5 speed transmission

Anyone have any experience with these? Thoughts? Is this a better alternative in terms of longetivity to say, an Allison auto? What should I expect?

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Old 09-16-2016, 06:06 PM   #2
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Welcome wolf. My first bus had a spicer, but i know nothing about em.

Is there a bus you want that has one?
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:29 PM   #3
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Yes. Considering a 99 DT466E with under 120k miles and approximately 6800 hours. What are your thoughts on it?
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:15 PM   #4
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Runs well? Price?
Do you get warm fuzzy feeling thinking about it?
That's always a good sign for me.
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:57 PM   #5
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Spicer

My bus has a spicer 5 speed, Several of our tow trucks have spicers. They are good transmissions. The clutch is a single plate ceramic disc, I plan to go to a twin disc organic easy pedal clutch or an allison mt643. If you like driving a standard trans , this is the way to go.
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Old 09-17-2016, 12:46 AM   #6
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I swapped a spicer from. A 72 dump truck into my bus, you gotta bump second to get the synchros going to get 1st from a stop. But I'm sure modern spiders have 1st and reverse synchronized. Spicers are beefy. Some people say they don't shift as smooth as an eaton m. I don't know I never drove one. Bottom line, in a rv application, your unlikely to
Ever break a spicer 5speed as long as you keep the fluid full.
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