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Icon5 Converting From Auto 4wd Tranny to Manual 2wd Tranny

For those that know iam converting my truck to a 2wd and need a 2wd tranny but i would like to go with a manual tranny if possible but if not i would like to go back with a automatic tranny...
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you'd probably be better off just getting a 2wd ranger. Sell the 4x4 and get a 2wd. You'll end up with more money.
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you'd probably be better off just getting a 2wd ranger. Sell the 4x4 and get a 2wd. You'll end up with more money.

hate to be an *** but thats not what i asked if you havent seen my truck lately take a look in this thread and you will understand...

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=62122
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Have you looked over Maurice's thread in the project logs? It should be the same process, the fact that you're switching it to a 2wd tranny would only require the 2wd rear driveshaft. That should be the only difference.
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Have you looked over Maurice's thread in the project logs? It should be the same process, the fact that you're switching it to a 2wd tranny would only require the 2wd rear driveshaft. That should be the only difference.
so if i swapped a 2wd auto tranny in there the only difference would be the driveshaft? no pcm upgrades or anything
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To tell you the truth I'm not to sure what the pcm would think if you ditched the transfer case. I was going on the fact that you wanted to go manual tranny, in which case you'd need a new pcm anyways. Maybe Maurice could answer that one for you. I wouldn't imagine it would throw any major codes......possibly flashing 4x4 lights but like I said I'm not sure.
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If you decide to convert your auto I have a 2WD output shaft and tailhousing from my 4WD conversion
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If you decide to convert your auto I have a 2WD output shaft and tailhousing from my 4WD conversion
i know nothing about tearing into the transmission...how much are we talking? how hard would it be to convert?
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If you had a manual, I'd swap with you...I'd drive up there and give you my built transmission and ds for your tranny, tcase, and front/rear ds and d35....I can't have another auto though!
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Converting from a 4x4 to 4x2 tranny won't mess anything up with the pcm. That's if your going auto to auto or manual to manual.

I don't know about converting auto to manual though.

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auto to auto you won't need a new PCM. The 4wd is controlled by a seperate controller. Just swap one trans for the other and install a 2wd driveshaft.

If you want to keep the 4wd transmission and install a dummy transfer case, I have one that I will sell you for $50. Then you could use your tranny and rear driveshaft. It is from a 2wd Bronco II with the dummy transfer cases.
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Same line of questioning but in a different project..My 93 4x4 auto trans PCM is bad. My local junkyard has an auto trans 2wd pcm. This will work on my 4x4 ranger? Will the 4wd still work?

I realize this is a really old thread but its the only place read chatter about interchangability of the PCM.. So, im excited.lol
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