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Is there a way - 5.0 w/5sp in an ‘03 ?

Is there an aftermarket harness that can be used in a 5.0L conversion ?

I want a 5-sp with my 5.0L and I do not think there is a 5.0 Ex with a 5-sp.

Is there any other way ?

There is one member on this site that is doing a 5-sp conversion from an auto and he has a 5.0L, maybe he will chime in.

thks ahead of time.

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I read a thread earlier where someone stated they found an Explo with a manual in a junk yard.
Was posted in the last day or so.

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Never mind ,that was for a 4.0.

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Andy (ranger_interceptor) had one, it was a full-size truck manual tranny mated to his explorer 5.0
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I read a thread earlier where someone stated they found an Explo with a manual in a junk yard.
Was posted in the last day or so.

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Never mind ,that was for a 4.0.
It probably came from an Explorer Sport(2 door). I can remember wanting one.
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Yes, you can do a 5sp with an explorer swap. BrianB31 did a tremec 5sp with an explorer engine in his 1998. He used all explorer wiring and pcm. He had the trans functions turned off by custom flash on his pcm.
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Thks for the input.

I would like an Ex w/V8 and 5sp.
Then the computer would be right BUT if the auto trams can be turned off... Might work.

I will hav e to look into this.
I don't want an AWD setup, I need a 5 sp.
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A tremec would work.
You might want to look into a mustang tranny. I think the older 5spds from the 80's might work.
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You want a tremec with the forwrd / mid shifter location. The T5 put shifter too far back.

BTW, the explorer V8, explorer V8 EEC-V (with trans functions turned off), and 5sp WILL work. It has been done.
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BTW, the explorer V8, explorer V8 EEC-V (with trans functions turned off), and 5sp WILL work. It has been done.
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look here
If you want a manual transmission, the Borg Warner World Class T5 5-speed from a Mustang is the way to go. Since the T5 uses a mechanical clutch, you will need to install an external clutch slave cylinder to adapt to your original hydraulic clutch.



http://www.jamesduff.com/broncoII/v8conversion.html

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I guess the main thing to consider is the Computer, is there an Ex 5.0L w/5sp or as stated above can the auto trans function be turned off, I need to look into this more.

thks again for the info.

My ultimate goal is the 5.0L I now have with an NV4500/4.3 Atlas II setup.
I want to use some stuff I had from another project, it is just sitting there.
I asked in another thread about putting this stuff in the truck but my main concern as stated above is getting around the computer.
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I used a trans out of a 4.2 97 f1. Wanna say its called an m5od R2. I need to work on getting pics up of my swap... someday lol
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I know the picture thing I am very slow in getting them too.

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Grev good luck in MA passing inspection and or registration. And you can't change the vins over and say blah blah blah. It's going to fail. But good luck changing the title haha
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Grev good luck in MA passing inspection and or registration. And you can't change the vins over and say blah blah blah. It's going to fail. But good luck changing the title haha
“IF” you were to change over the VIN, you would have a registration that would say an older vehicle, maybe a ’95.
When you go to the Inspection Station wouldn’t the inspector just look at the registration and note the year then inspect for safety only.
There would be no emission testing.
Not sure on this but that is what I was thinking would happen IF you were to change some number, but that is illegal and shouldn’t be done…
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Legally you can't change the vin unless you change the cab.
thats a federal thing.
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IF you were to change some number, but that is illegal and shouldn’t be done…
Thks, interesting idea though.

The inspection tech wouldn’t know the difference, it say Ranger on the side.
Most of them are just Minimum Wage people and could care or even know less.
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Register it in Wi...No inspections here.
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Maybe I can do the paperwork and then just say well it was registered that way in WI. Lol.

Still are MA, it will raise an eyebrow if the person doing the inspection is any good and know trucks.
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