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Anyone have any ideas on how to build a performance automatic tranny for a 2006 STX with the 5R55E transmission. I did a google and found a few places that sell kits and such but i am an idiot when it comes to this stuff...

I have a half-ton lead foot and want to have a beefy transmission able to handle it...

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I am interested in this as well.
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you mean 5R55E?

Talk to NicksterSVT he has a kit he was selling.
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OK i have done extensive research and am getting conflicting information about what transmission I have... I am thinking i have a 5r55e according to the rangerstation diagram and on transtar.com it says i should have the 5r44e. Any help from the ranger community over here would be appreciated....
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You have the 3.0, its the 5r44e

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Thanks... guys looking at order a new valve body with all new solenoids and gaskets along with a shift kit...
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I looked for a shift kit for the 5R44E and could not find one.Any suggestions?
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just shift gears lol
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I have a Automatic so no shifting for me... Still looking into the shift kits and such. Will report back when I find one....
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http://www.transgo.com/sk_ford.php

Third down in that table.

I want to say an ex-member here used that with good results.
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It's the installation that'll get you.
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Yeah thats why Transgo stopped selling them to the public directly, too many DIYers were screwing up their transmissions and complaining to them.
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Keep in mind shifts kits do not come with gaskets. You will need a pan, filter, upper and lower separator plate gaskets. Also pending year and mileage you want to get a new EPC solenoid.

I got my stuff from bulkpart.com. It one stop shopping for all the parts you need. minues the fluid.

For the fluid you will need about 8 quarts to refill your trans.

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I just did a search on rockauto and it says I have the following:

2006 FORD RANGER STX 3.0L 182cid V6 FI (U) : Transmission-Automatic : Rebuild Kit Related Parts

Item Price Core Total
PARTS AUTHORITY Part # DK5600H {Master Kit}
5 SPD 4X4 5R55E Transmission
5 SP RWD 5R55E Transmission

$118.79 $0.00 $118.79
PARTS AUTHORITY Part # MRK5600H {Deluxe Kit}
5 SPD 4X4 5R55E Transmission
5 SP RWD 5R55E Transmission

$157.79 $0.00 $157.79


I am so confused now.... Please Help. Thanks for the info on what I will need... just did the filter and gasket with full system flush using the transmission cooler.... So will be replacing it all again unfortunately....
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If you want a complete bolt in kit, I can help you. Parts arent cheap, but the results are fantastic!
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I think the shift kits are the same for the 5r44e and the 5r55e can anyone else confirm this, Nick?
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I have read they are as well.

What Nick sells is a mirage of 2-3 different shift kits. I really like my 5r55e now with his stuff. it shifts so much better. I break 37s loose shifting from 3rd-4th!!
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I have read they are as well.

I break 37s loose shifting from 3rd-4th!!
lol, are you kidding me???
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those are pretty good how to's, but even with those, i wouldnt recommend doing something like that if you never have before...
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Yeah I have read all the how to's on explorerforums and also on fordtruck.com... Just want to ensure the money i spend is well worth it and the transmission will last the abuse i throw at it. I am building the truck up for better horsepower when needed and a great daily driver that will alst me a while... plan on having this truck for a long time...ie 10 years or more...
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Yeah I have read all the how to's on explorerforums and also on fordtruck.com... Just want to ensure the money i spend is well worth it and the transmission will last the abuse i throw at it. I am building the truck up for better horsepower when needed and a great daily driver that will alst me a while... plan on having this truck for a long time...ie 10 years or more...
i have a transmission with over 100k miles on it that has been built by me, it has seen nitrous, supercharger, and any kind of abuse you couldnt think of... Still shifts the same way it did when I first did it...
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Roger. I am going to go ahead with this fix from Nick and will report back all findings along with a write up utilizing Nick's directions... Nick B and Nick P's tranny fix....
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Roger. I am going to go ahead with this fix from Nick and will report back all findings along with a write up utilizing Nick's directions... Nick B and Nick P's tranny fix....
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i just posted this vid in another thread, but it fits both...

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