swap my 66RFE for a G56....cost?

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If im reading things right it look's like the G56 is an option in the chassis cab. So I assume ( I know, assuming is bad) that the G56 would fit in my truck as well without any major issues.

2016, 3500, SRW, 6.4 HEMI, 4x4, long bed, 66RFE.

anyone ever do this? im wondering if anyone has a general idea of the cost of a swap if my trans is still good ( get money for it) or if my trans takes a **** ( get less money/core trade).

any thoughts?

my reason for simply contemplating this ( only thinking not taking action at all yet) is I wanted a manual in this setup but it was not offered by FCA in this trucks configuration. I ultimately wanted the simplicity and more reliability ( I understand manuals still have issues, though generally not as many) of a manual.

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I’ve read about g56 swaps into Cummins trucks, not sure on the gas. It should be doable. Can’t wait til you get yours done!
My questions would be mostly about bellhousing, flywheel/clutch, input shaft size/splines. Driveshafts can be made/modified pretty easy (shop). You’ll probably be able to tune the computer. Pedal assembly and master can probably sourced fairly easy (JY or new).
PS-I had a ‘14 g56 Cummins, great truck. Now I have a 6.4. I think these hemi’s would be fun and way more useful with the manual. Just seems like the engine has more to offer than the trans will let it use...

Edit- remembered that the title referenced cost. Trans+clutch kit+flywheel+pedal+driveshafts(?)+shift lever(?)+shift boots+custom tune...it could add up. Worth it? Probably [emoji106]
 
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The G56 is an option with the hemi but from what I understand, only in the chassis cab


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The G56 is an option with the hemi but from what I understand, only in the chassis cab


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G56 is what I wanted also, would love to have a manual matted to my 6.4.
 

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Do the chassis cabs come with 4x4? I'm wondering about the transfer case
 
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Do the chassis cabs come with 4x4? I'm wondering about the transfer case

Im pretty sure they do


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Did anyone ever do this? Or find out if we can swap a manual out of a cab and chassis into our auto 3500?
 

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That's the ONLY way I'd change an automatic transmission. I'd never take out an automatic to replace with an automatic. Now if I could put a manual transmission in it's place....... I'd do that if it was cost effective but is there anything you can do to one of these newer vehicles that is cost effective? Probably not, it's just changing things to make us happier with them.
 

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Well I know this is not a new post .. but I'm doing this, well at least I'm trying too. It has been done, just not very much. One company in Texas takes a G56 out of a diesel changes the input shaft (while in there he makes other things more reliable) then changes the bell housing body to mate with the Hemi. Also I've read that the transfer case is changed to a NP271 from the borg unit. If something comes up I'll post as to what I have accomplished
 
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