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Toy_Runner
02-21-2006, 09:57 PM
ok so my tranny in my '85 truck is fucked, i got an '81 parts truck, it has a L50 tranny, and my '85 has a G52


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Info provided by Marlin Cralwer
All 84 to 95 22R trans are 25.5" long including the bellhousing. The only shorter trans is the 79-83 year trans which are 20.75" long with bellhousing. These early short trans have had a poor service record due in part to their small bearings and lighter gears. The 82-83 L52 5 speed which had a 80 x 20 mm front input bearing has had the best service record. A number of years ago, I invented a way to install a oversize 80 x 23 mm input bearing with an inproved gear set which features a greater helix angle for added strenght. I call it my L52HD and is the strongest 20.75" long trans.

so will the L50 bolt up to my bellhousing and engine, will the mounts be the same. and if it 4.25'' shorter won't i need a longer drive shaft???

Toyquad
02-22-2006, 07:53 AM
i wouldnt put that tranny in. They arent as strong as the one that was in your 85, and you have to modify both driveshafts, tranny xmember, and possibly hole in floor for shifters. but it will bolt up to the engine

Big_Ern
02-22-2006, 10:59 AM
[stupid]

G-rizzle Swank
02-22-2006, 03:54 PM
easy to find another one, could prob get one for 50-100 bones and then not have to worry about moving the x-member

Toy_Runner
02-23-2006, 12:48 PM
easy to find another one, could prob get one for 50-100 bones and then not have to worry about moving the x-member

ya, what junk yards have them, or i could rebuild mine?

Stetson
02-23-2006, 01:34 PM
my 2 cents...I agree, the L series are not as strong as the newer G's and W's. We just had a complete rebuild done on a W56 for approx $500.00 all new/all in. Ive looked at wreckers many times for spare trannys just to have an extra one, they all want about $400-$500 too. but......you never know how good it is. they all will take it back and exchange for a different one, but thats after you have allready had to re and re it twice, with no compensation. I found a low k G58 for super cheep and swapped it over, but it has a VF1A instead of the RF1A, but a good note, the VF1A is a 26 spline with a 2.57-1 low, instead of a 21 with 2.28-1.

Toy_Runner
02-23-2006, 05:59 PM
my 2 cents...I agree, the L series are not as strong as the newer G's and W's. We just had a complete rebuild done on a W56 for approx $500.00 all new/all in. Ive looked at wreckers many times for spare trannys just to have an extra one, they all want about $400-$500 too. but......you never know how good it is. they all will take it back and exchange for a different one, but thats after you have allready had to re and re it twice, with no compensation. I found a low k G58 for super cheep and swapped it over, but it has a VF1A instead of the RF1A, but a good note, the VF1A is a 26 spline with a 2.57-1 low, instead of a 21 with 2.28-1.

ya i think i am just going to rebuild it, and it should be good for another 20 years of abuse [36]

Toy_Runner
03-04-2006, 08:43 PM
ok, so i get a used tranny out of an '88 runner, guy say it will fit, pull mine out put them side by side, shifters in diffrent location's, housing is completely diffrent, turn out its a w56 tranny mines g52 :mad: so we decide to rip mine apart to see whats wrong with it, turns out its only the 1 gear shift fork and a gasket kit, get parts tuesday from toyota, so hopefully that solves the problem of jumping out of first gear [36]