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Old 05-08-2014
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I am: Dakota Geil
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Icon4 3.0 to 5.0 trans question

I am working on gathering parts fir a 5.0 swap but haven't finished gathering parts yet. I have to rebuild the 5 speed behind my 3.0 and wanted to know if i could just use a different bell housing when the time came, or do i have to get a custom adapter plate.
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Old 05-08-2014
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You probably have the M5OD-R1 for the 3.0l, it will probably not last you long if you ever use the V8 power.
You should get it's big brother, the M5OD-R2 used in F-150s
Find a '97-'04 V6 F-150 4x4, it will have the M5OD-R2, get the trans and BW4406 transfer case.
Shifter will be very close to Ranger shifter hole, and it will bolt to the 5.0l as is.
Transfer case is a tight fit.

Found this conversion thread: Swapping An Explorer 5.0L In To A 1998-Up Ranger
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