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want your Opinions on trany..

well im still trying to decide what i want to do for a trany for the 302. im gona be using it offroad and not just mudding proly trails and tech stuff. so im wondering if i should play it safe and get the auto trany for making tech riding a bit easier and safer. or get a manual, which would make driving the 302 much more fun, and sound alot cooler. downside is it would be a bit harder to do technical manuvers offroad. but that could possibly be mastered with more skill and getting used to it.

so what do you guys think i should do, input on both sides of the trany spectrum would be good, like what do you manual guys think its like offroad, compared to auto

i was just up late runing through some more stuff that im trying to get ready for the summer, thanks for yer help
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Manual granny low , that's what it's for, creepy crawlng . Unless you'r a heritic and insist on drivability. Then get the to nunnary.
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gotcha, and i think the manual would be alot more fun on the street too
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i'd like to know some info about this as well, what manual tranny options are there for an explorer 5.0L?
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manual = cheap to fix ..also, so yea idk yet
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id get the manual. i want a manual tranny in mine.
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u want overdrive or not? if u dont then a NP435 is the ticket with a 6.69:1 granny low. i dont honestly know of any 5 speed manuals (4 + OD) that would be worth while swapping that wont cost a small fortune.

if u want an auto then the C4 is key, unless u want overdrive than a gAyOD is the way to go but it must be accessorized to handle any kind of abuse.

and what is tech. wheelin?
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tech, like skill wheeling, like technical trail riding etc. not just flying through mud
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tech, like skill wheeling, like technical trail riding etc. not just flying through mud

Like rock crawling and stuff. Not jus droppin the clucch and spinnin through mudpits. Slowly lettin it out crawlin over rocks and such. Andy makes wierd names for stuff cuz he's part black.
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tech riding isnt a weird name, its just what it is. aparently everyone is part black to your purebread Alaskan ***
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tech riding isnt a weird name, its just what it is. aparently everyone is part black to your purebread Alaskan ***

Yah, there's no black people up here haha. cause they're not stupid like us whiteys.
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If going Auto, your #1 choice is the Explorer's 4R70W trans. These can be made to handle in excess of 1000HP in a drag car, so no issues there. You can hold 450+HP for basically the cost of a shift kit!

For manual, an intrigueing offering is the NV3550. It is strong and gives 4:1 first with an OD for highway use. Plus, shifter location looks pretty good.
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he never dsaid if he is gunna say EFI or carb, so i didnt suggested the 4R70W. if he used that he would need the ECU for a 302/4R70W or a stand alone trans controller.
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thanks for the info.. yea efi for sure, and im prolly gona be going with the stang 5.0, buying a turd foxbody with good motor/trany and bad body for cheap so i have all the parts i need
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then if u go auto it'll ne the gAyOD...no computer or stand alone needed...life is good.
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he never dsaid if he is gunna say EFI or carb, so i didnt suggested the 4R70W. if he used that he would need the ECU for a 302/4R70W or a stand alone trans controller.
What possible reason could he have for not using the Explorer EEC-V powertrain controls in his late model ranger? If is alot easier than any other route and he ends up with the best trans! Win-Win!
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why are u asking me? im not him, nor did i say do this or not. plus how easy is it to find an xploder with a 5.0 anyway? i seen maybe 3 around here. plus i reckon hes gunna use a wrecked fox body.
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why are u asking me? im not him, nor did i say do this or not. plus how easy is it to find an xploder with a 5.0 anyway? i seen maybe 3 around here. plus i reckon hes gunna use a wrecked fox body.

Definately not. They're not too hard to find. Also, our year rangers swap with the newer explorers very easily.

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Aaron seacrest out..



yea it will either be a v8 swap in my truck, or if i dont keep mine another ranger will get the treatment
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