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Body Lift Shift Extension

I plan on getting a body lift for my truck. Where is the cheapest place to get the shift extension for my truck since I have a manual? I see them on ebay for $35. can I get it anywhere cheaper than that? I think it is kinda rediculous to pay that much for a little piece of metal. Could I make something or is it something special?
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what makes it special is it is milled for your shifter.. if you have access to machining equipment then make one.. if not then your SOL...

summitracing.com sells them also..
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I shoulda took pics of mine before I put it in but its so simple lookin

basically looks like an aluminum cylinder a few inches in height and maybe 2" diameter with a shaft stickin out of it a few inches

You don't NEED one right away. In fact for the 2 years I didn't use one I actually found it comfortable with the shifter lower. I just found a good deal on R-F and snagged one.
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I shoulda took pics of mine before I put it in but its so simple lookin

basically looks like an aluminum cylinder a few inches in height and maybe 2" diameter with a shaft stickin out of it a few inches

You don't NEED one right away. In fact for the 2 years I didn't use one I actually found it comfortable with the shifter lower. I just found a good deal on R-F and snagged one.
thats personal preff on that one.. i dont like it that low at all. but then again i am a taller guy and also dont like alot of the short throw shifters because there always to low for me
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Ya, I am a tall big guy. But, maybe I will see if I like it or not short and then I will by the extension.
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Ya, I am a tall big guy. But, maybe I will see if I like it or not short and then I will by the extension.
Also worth noting, I couldn't use my stock boot when prior to the shifter being raised. It would hit the plastic shroud in 2nd, 4th and reverse. You can get creative with a different boot tho
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There may be some cutting needed if you rock the stock w/o extention.

imo...go hurst and you'll never have to get that extendo.
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Also worth noting, I couldn't use my stock boot when prior to the shifter being raised. It would hit the plastic shroud in 2nd, 4th and reverse. You can get creative with a different boot tho
Had the same problem in my 93...had to leave out the cup holders until I got the extension. Prolly won't find it anywhere cheaper than $35. I had to buy a new one b/c that tension bolt stripped out in the middle of changing gears.
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Sorry to bring this thread back, but the shifter extension on summit says its only for 1983-02?

I have an 04 will it still work? And it also says 4wd but mine is 2wd, I am still assuming this is the same piece, but just want to be sure before I order it...
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Yeah the shift extension is the same for all Rangers, you'll be fine.
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Yeah the shift extension is the same for all Rangers, you'll be fine.
Sweet I guess Ill order it!

And damn summit for taking all of my money...
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Yeah the shift extension is the same for all Rangers, you'll be fine.
So do all Rangers have Mazda transmissions cuz they all say Mazda trans only On the extension kit
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Your Ranger has a Mazda transmission. I dont remember when Ford started using the Mazda units, but it was in the late 80's or early 90's.
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Even if mine is an 08 sport 4x4 4.0 ? I've just herd of a HD tranny in later years with a dident stub coming out of the trans

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Even if mine is an 08 sport 4x4 4.0 ? I'm just herd of a HD tranny in later years with a dident stub coming out of the trans
Yes.

There were two different shifter stubs used in the Mazda transmissions. The first was used up until the late 90's on the M5OD-R1 transmissions. The M5OD-R1HD transmissions like yours were given a different shifter stub.

Since you have an 08, it doesn't really matter because you have the HD trans. If you had say a 98 Ranger, you would have to figure out which transmission you have.

With that being said however, I think the shifter extension that Performance Accessories sells is usable on both of the shifter stubs. There are extra slots drilled into it that I think allow you to run it either way.

Here's a picture from TRS that shows the different stubs.

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To add, the HD was used when they went to SOHC from the OHV motor. The HD was stronger for the extra torque the new motor put out.
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Thanks for the knowledge I will put it to good use now I can oder the kit
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