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Need Trans help BAD...

Ok.. here is the problem... 1993 2.3L with i beleave an R1 (Someone correct me if i am wrong please!!)

the lower shifter "stud" that goes into the trans is mechined so the shifter bolt mounts Front/Back

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Ok newer trucks have it mounted from Side/Side...

ok i am getting some people that says i can just swap this part off a newer truck onto mine then i can have a "newer" style shifter....



there has to be a trans god out there, that knows of this part and if there is a difference... PLEASE i beg of you....
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pay pal me $50 and I will give you my awnser
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you should have the standard m5od trans, isn't the newer m5od shifter the same style?
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yes Stone, you have the M50D-R1......you will be able to swap in a newer shifter with no problem....
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yes Stone, you have the M50D-R1......you will be able to swap in a newer shifter with no problem....
see no... cant do that the lower shifter part thats in the trans wont accept it, its the lower trans piece i need to know if i can swap it to put the shifter on...

anyone?
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see no... cant do that the lower shifter part thats in the trans wont accept it, its the lower trans piece i need to know if i can swap it to put the shifter on...

anyone?
yes......that is what I am telling you. ALL M50D-R1 transmissions shifters interchange. That is the tranny you have along with all other manual Rangers to present......
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So maurice, he can swap the lower shifter shaft to one with a horizontal bolt from a newer trans without a problem?
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isnt this a head ache Justin LOL
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ill call carl and see if i can get one that we can test fit or we will have to test fit mine wghen i take it out to do the bushings
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ill call carl and see if i can get one that we can test fit or we will have to test fit mine wghen i take it out to do the bushings
thats an idea.. hey you want my shifter! haha.... j/k
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So maurice, he can swap the lower shifter shaft to one with a horizontal bolt from a newer trans without a problem?
i believe to do that you have to change the mechanism out....the actual part that goes into the tranny.....the part that the shift handle attaches too......
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i believe to do that you have to change the mechanism out....the actual part that goes into the tranny.....the part that the shift handle attaches too......
ya thats what Justin and i are trying to find out.. 1 place says it will work 1 place says the part is longer after the ball inside the trans...

AHHH...

Stay tuned Justin and i have some things up our sleeves to see if this is gonna work...

if it does you will see a couple How To come out of this haha...
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With your '93 you should actually have a shorter top cover and stub shaft than the '97-up M5ODs so no you cant just swap the stub shaft from a newer tranny into yours because it will be longer. This is why the hurst shifter comes with the spacer so it can be used on the older transmissions. You can however swap an entire top cover from a '97-up transmisson with the stub shaft in it. It is only held in with 10 bolts and is very easy to swap, however you cant do it with the tranny in the truck...

Why are you wanting to swap to the newer style? the only different shifter that was offered is the FX4 L2 shifter.
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he is wanting to install the Level II shifter..
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machined is spelled "machined" lol

all you have to do is un-bolt the 4 bolts that hold the top plate in and replace it with the newer one.

did you ever get pics of the step bars?
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theres no advantage into swapping in a level 2 shifter its only cosmetic looks not a shorter throw.
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yea but it looks a heck of a lot better than the stock one, and it is not near as problematic as a Hurst...
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theres no advantage into swapping in a level 2 shifter its only cosmetic looks not a shorter throw.
really caption obvious? also it brings the shifter a little more back to the driver.. it feels nicer to shift personally... its what i want in my truck.. what a thought OMG....
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zach, why don't you just bend the stock arm?

im going to some day, some of the gears are just to far, i have to sit closer to the wheel because of it.
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zach, why don't you just bend the stock arm?

im going to some day, some of the gears are just to far, i have to sit closer to the wheel because of it.
maybe you should grow up a tad
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really caption obvious? also it brings the shifter a little more back to the driver.. it feels nicer to shift personally... its what i want in my truck.. what a thought OMG....
I want a level duece shifter in my truck too, when you get yours in let us know how ya did it!
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really caption obvious? also it brings the shifter a little more back to the driver.. it feels nicer to shift personally... its what i want in my truck.. what a thought OMG....

True you should just go with the hurst though.
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True you should just go with the hurst though.
the Hurst has some sealing issues......
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maybe you should grow up a tad
um, im only 5'8.
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um, im only 5'8.
yea yea yea....
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