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Does GM offer a Standard Trans Truck option ?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Cosmic Charlie, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    ( Not a Hydro-matic / Automatic ... )

    In either a 1500, 2500 or 3500 ?

    Special order ?

    Last year offered ?

    Why ?

    :confused:
     
  2. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,621

    Not anymore. Don't know why other than guessing that it was not a popular way to build a truck. I know they did have some issues with the transmissions in the last few years they made them though.
     
  3. carkey351

    carkey351 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    i researched this a bit wanting to find a duramax with a manual...GOOD LUCK! according to wikipedia and other places (not the best but a decent source) GM stopped U.S. production of manual/standard transmissions in 2006 (even then I think it was an order-only option). It went on to say that they still built manuals outside the US until 2008...after that probably not...

    Reasons: due to significant progress in automatic transmission technology (i.e. the allison) there really wasn't a need for a manual transmission. Plus I think they just want to take out all the fun...

    That all being said...If you find a crew cab short box duramax with a manual/standard tranny, let me know!
     
  4. kah68

    kah68 Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    Ford is the same way, and Dodge is only available with a standard in CC models, I think it sucks, we tow with our CCs every day and 5/6 speeds are the way to go. I think they should bring them back with Eaton/Spicer offerings.