Ultrashift Swap...

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by MacLean, Dec 13, 2020.

  1. MacLean

    MacLean Bobtail Member

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    Can it be done? I and driving a Coronado now with an 18 speed and my left knee is wrecked from an accident. I have a 2000 W900 X15 / 13 speed that needs the transmission replaced... Could full on Ultra Shift be swapped in it’s place and made to work? It’s a great truck that has a newly rebuilt engine and a fresh CVIP and ready to roll so it deserves a transmission regardless but, could I get an Ultrahift in there? Anyone have prices?
     
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  3. Roberts450

    Roberts450 Road Train Member

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    The transmission install is super easy. Its the electrical wiring and ECM programming thats going to be the hardest and most expensive part. Expect to be in the $10k+ price range.
     
  4. AModelCat

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    Were there even 2 pedal autos back then? Might be limited to the earlier, 3 pedal models.
     
  5. MacLean

    MacLean Bobtail Member

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    $10K would be worth it to me just to save that knee. I’d lose more than that selling the truck and buying a newer one with an Automated and then end up being into something with Emissions.
     
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  6. rbrauns

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    This can be done. The easiest and cheapest way would be to find a Coronado with an Ultrashift in a wrecking yard and buy the shifter, wiring harness (there are 2: one on the transmission and one that goes to the ECM) and of course, the transmission itself.

    I looked on truckpaper and there are a few Coronados for sale with Eaton Ultrashifts. Here's the VIN from a 2011:
    BF5862

    Or do you want to convert the W900 to Ultrashift?
     
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  7. MacLean

    MacLean Bobtail Member

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    What is the difference between the two?
     
  8. rbrauns

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    You will need to find a W900 with Ultrashift if that's what you have in order to get the proper wiring harness, shifter, clutch, etc.
     
  9. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    It would be a lot of wiring to add to a truck. You'd almost need a donor truck to make it work and I dont think a 2000 came with a no clutch auto shift. But don't take our word for it, find a shop to ask. But I'm sure you'd be money ahead to buy a truck with an auto
     
  10. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    Whats the story on the w900, wanna sell it right?
     
  11. MacLean

    MacLean Bobtail Member

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    No, I’m pretty attached to it.
     
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