6 Speed Conversion Kit for the LB7 & LLY 5 Speed Allison:
Your 2001-2005 Silverado/Sierra HD diesel is powered by either the LB7 (2001-2004) or LLY (2004.5-2005) Duramax. That Duramax is tied to one of the most popular automatic transmissions, the Allison 1000.
While the Allison 1000 was a big step forward, it still needed improvement. The LB7/LLY models came with 4 gears and Overdrive, or "5 speed". In 2006 General Motors (GM) released the 6 Speed transmission for the new at the time LBZ model and other HD trucks.
Without getting too technical about how automatic transmissions work, they did not actually add a physical gear. The Allison works through a series of clutch packs being applied with hydraulic pressure to create different gear ratios. What GM actually did was design a brand new valve body and improved tuning to achieve the 6 speed Allison 1000.
DuramaxTuner.com now has a 6 Speed Conversion Kit which includes a new valve body and custom tuned TCM that allows your truck to achieve 6th gear.
Who Will The 6 Speed Conversion Kit Help?
- Owners wanting a quieter ride
- Drivers looking for a smoother shifting transmission
- Highway commuters