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Old 01-26-2011, 07:51 PM
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eaton 6 speed or spicer 6+1??

which is a better trans?? the extra gear much different than the 6 speed??
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:37 PM
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I've never driven either, but as a rule of thumb, in my opinion, Eaton makes better transmissions than spicer.

Cheaper parts
simpler design
longer service life

But.. Like I said Ive never seen or used either.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:58 PM
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I have the eaton 6 sp(direct 6th gear) in my truck.
It works fine in mine. I have no knowledge of the spicer unit
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I'm betting the extra gear might be some sort of low hole. You'd have to know the exact model number, and then find out what the ratios of each tranny are.

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