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Old 04-12-2017, 05:16 PM
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Default Steering column swap -- LBZ into LB7

Hey guys!!!
New guy here,,,and not sure if I missed it under the search function or not,,,but couldn't find what I'm looking for!!!

I am in the planning and gathering stages of putting an LBZ in my 03!!!
I;ve read and printed off lots of awesome wiring info off of here!!
I'm not sure exactly about the steering column swap,,,,I have steering wheel controls,,the donor doesn't!!
Do (or can I) swap the clock spring,,,steering wheel and air bag,, etc from my existing column (2003) to the lbz column (2006) to keep my radio controls etc,,,
I haven't torn the column out of mine to check wiring etc and don't have the donor in my possession just yet to check!!!
And also,,,I will have the 2006 cluster,,,does the 2006 cluster support all the DIC info that my 2003 now does??
Any info,,,tips,,links or ideas of things to do before or after the swap are greatly appreciated!!! Chris
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:57 AM
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I put an 06 steering column into my 02,for me,I had to put the column stuff of the 02 on the 06,all I had to do was drill and tap a boss for the ignition on the 06.
yours should be a direct swap over w/ no issues.
I did it for the steering wheel controls for the pioneer head unit.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:25 AM
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Is there something wrong with your 03 column? Why go through the trouble of changing it?
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:49 PM
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Is there something wrong with your 03 column? Why go through the trouble of changing it?

From what I've read,,,to run the 6 speed and have the tap shift I need to swap to the 06 column!!!
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just swap the shifter and a wire. Plenty of people running 01-05 with tapshifters
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:14 PM
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just swap the shifter and a wire. Plenty of people running 01-05 with tapshifters
its that easy on an 02.
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:04 AM
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OK thanks guys!,,
So I just need to swap the shifter pieces over to my column???
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You can do just the shift lever, but the shifter on a 6 speed column is angled slightly different than a 5 speed. The tap shift lever on a 5 speed column will be positioned lightly lower than it would be on a 6 speed column in the same selected gear. You can either live with that or you can swap the shift mechanism also.
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Mind if I semi hijack?

What about swapping in a telescopic wheel/column? My back would be grateful haha*
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:00 PM
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You need to swap the "rooster comb or detent" along with the shifter if you are install the six speed tap shifter. Two small screws hold it on.
The 06 cluster DIC will display what is needed. You might loose the 2nd driver MPG but overall you will like it better.
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Thanks for all the replies!!!
Ive got the box and cab off,,,,going to sandblast and paint the frame once the engine and trans are pulled! !!
Another question about the wiring,,,,the dude im getting the lbz and 6 speed from says hes giving me the fusebox along with everything wirimg related,,,,,
Do i still have to swap some wires into different positions to make everything jive??
Thanks again!!
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Thanks for all the replies!!!
Ive got the box and cab off,,,,going to sandblast and paint the frame once the engine and trans are pulled! !!
Another question about the wiring,,,,the dude im getting the lbz and 6 speed from says hes giving me the fusebox along with everything wirimg related,,,,,
Do i still have to swap some wires into different positions to make everything jive??
Thanks again!!
This;
http://www.duramaxdiesels.com/forum/...ad.php?t=27198
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:50 AM
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Here's mine;
http://www.duramaxdiesels.com/forum/...ad.php?t=72330
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:17 AM
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Thanks for the links 03!!!!
Did you notice much difference between the lb7 and the lbz??? Fuel mileage etc???
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:26 AM
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Thanks for the links 03!!!!
Did you notice much difference between the lb7 and the lbz??? Fuel mileage etc???
I have not checked the fuel milage of the LBZ, but the yes I have noticed a difference.

The LBZ is quieter, smoother and a much better driving experience. The six speed is responsible for much of that.

I have towed very heavy with it a few times it is much more capable, than the LB7.

Idaho Rob at ATP did my tuning, so my truck runs VERY well, depending on who you have tune yours, your results may vary.

Overall very happy with the swap. Thankful for the guys here, that made it possible.
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