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In some previous life the original W56 five-speed was replaced with a G54 from an '84-'88 carbureted truck. The G54 is recognized by the forward shift lever (the second shifter back from the bellhousing) that shifts the transfer case. Behind the G54 is a dual transfer case for added gearing and a lower crawl ratio. As the miles creeped around 200,000, the G54 became a sloppy mess, and though it could have been reused with our new Tacoma four-cylinder, an upgrade would add security with the higher torque numbers.

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