Sorry to say, No.cajuncummins said:...would there be any possible hope of specially ordering a manual trans new,...
jc64 said:Sorry to say, No.
GM in their great wisdom dropped the manual transmission in favor for the Allison in Dec of 2005(?). GM claims that in 2005 over 90 percent of the three-quarter and one-ton customers ordered their Duramax 6600 with the Allison transmission - prompting them to focus on power, torque and emissions improvements, where they provide greatest benefits for the largest number of customers, leaving the, so called, 10%... SOL.
I call BS on "90% customers order their Duramax with the Allison transmission" part, but that is a long RANT of mine about salesmen and dealerships.
So do not give up hope. Remember, 10% of the used DMax's have the ZF-6.
This is my RANT exactly.01duramax6spd said:90% were not ordered that way by customers,the **** dealer ordered them that way IMO,if there had been more ZF6 trucks on lots more would have sold.That and GM made it out like the Ally was the "god" of trannys. The local dealer always had some and always sold them :Thumbup: .