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Icon5 4.0 manual tranny?

i'm no expert in ranger history, but has ford ever manufactured a 4.0 ranger that wasn't an automatic?
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Yes. There are a lot floating around.
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yeah..lots of em....there may be more autos than manuels though.... most all the Level II are manuel..this was covered on the ranger station.com...already i think
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are they all going to be 4wd?
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i got a 4.0 thats manual and yes mine is 4wd. not sure if they are all 4wd, but mine is
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there are more automatics than manual transmissions because people are in general lazy....they don't want to shift, or learn how to drive a manual transmission.....

not all 4.0's w/a manual were 4wd, but they are more common...
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lets not forget the manual tranny isnt the best either.

i am not "lazy" just more not what i wanted. i used to tow, manual isnt the best for towing.
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lets not forget the manual tranny isnt the best either.
the M50D-R1 and M50D-R1HD are good transmissions, it is the slave cylinders that are junk.....

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i am not "lazy" just more not what i wanted. i used to tow, manual isnt the best for towing.
i agree, in a Ranger if you plan on towing an automatic transmission is the best......not only does it have a higher towing capacity, but you wont fry a clutch if you don't know how to use it..
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It's not just towing: it's not easy to operate 2-way radios, nav systems, and so forth with a manual transmission, lol. That drives my choice.
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It's not just towing: it's not easy to operate 2-way radios, nav systems, and so forth with a manual transmission, lol. That drives my choice.
true......people spend too much time doing other things while driving.....i admit, i do it on occation...
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i agree. its also one more thing to think about wheeling... but the advantage to the manual is you get to pick the gear...


idk both have their + and -
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i agree. its also one more thing to think about wheeling... but the advantage to the manual is you get to pick the gear...


idk both have their + and -
true dat..
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crawlin i wish i had an Auto at times.. no need for 3 feet so some of my starts aren't very graceful but who cares with the manual i can bump it easier, but every other kind of wheelin i'm glad i have a manual, easier to rock, you can judge what the trucks gonna be more likely to do IMO.

granted i've never driven an auto wheelin.
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my dad has a 93 ranger 4.0 manual 2wd...
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uh.......i got one.


I want a 2wd XL 4.0L 5spd...that'd be sweeeet!
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4.0 4x4 5-speed here. the crap thing is none of the rangers at the dealership sell any with manuals. i drove one (08, 4.0 SOHC auto), and it wasnt a bad ride at all...but i still would want a stick shift if i bought one though.
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are they all going to be 4wd?
Nope.
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4.0 4x4 5-speed here. the crap thing is none of the rangers at the dealership sell any with manuals. i drove one (08, 4.0 SOHC auto), and it wasnt a bad ride at all...but i still would want a stick shift if i bought one though.
Order it then. I'm sure they could do such for ya.
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04, 40. 5sp 2wd here. Mine is an edge.

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i cant drive anything but a manual
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2K 4.0 5-spd 2wd here as well. Lovin' it.
(Even though I was almost swayed to the darkside...)


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ps- What gigs me is having a manual tranny and a cluster with NO TACH?!
I mean, c'mon...
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i had a choice of a manual or auto ( 2 almost identical trucks on a used car lot). i chose the manual, more fun!
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i had a choice of a manual or auto ( 2 almost identical trucks on a used car lot). i chose the manual, more fun!
Didn't know that.. shaaweeeett!
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i cant drive anything but a manual
You know what.....SO TRUE! Ican't drive nothing but manual. When I get my '71 Chevy going, I've got to relearn how to drive, since I converted to a TH400 automatic. lol.
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