I'm going to have to go against the grain here and say the while the hurst might work it probably wouldn't be a good idea in your particular truck. Here's why:
The twin stick rangers use a different inner boot/floor plate setup than the normal manual trans ranger. The normal rangers use a floor plate that is separate from the inner boot. This normal inner boot is removable for installation of the Hurst shifter. I've never installed a hurst so I'm not sure if this inner boot is completely ditched or not so maybe someone else can confirm that. BUT if that piece is ditched then a hurst will not work. I know people complain about the extra noise they make and I'm not sure what constitutes that....
In the twin stick rangers the floor plate and inner boot is one piece and they cannot be separated. IF the inner boot is not to be ditched when using the hurst then you should still be able to use one in your truck, but keep in mind installation will be much more involved in your case. Since the inner boot is the same piece as the floor plate then you'll have to remove the entire floor plate for installation of the hurst. Removal of the floor plate requires removal of the carpet from the truck, which means you'll also have to pull the seats and whatnot.
If I had to guess I'd say that the hurst will probably work without and kind of butchery or modification, it would just be a much bigger PITA to install in your particular truck. In any case please don't butcher your floor plate.....the twin stick ones are super expensive to replace, not to mention very hard to find.
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