zf 542 4x4 trans swap - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-02-2010
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mount Washinton KY
Posts: 4
zf 542 4x4 trans swap

Ok, I am looking in a new direction now. I found a zf 542 transmission for a 4x4. I was told the overall length of the transmission is 29 inches longer than my c4 in my 83 ranger 4x4. The zf will bolt strait to my 302 installed in the ranger but how about the transfer case? I dont know what transfer case it is (can't find any markings on it) but it mates to my c4. I know I will need different drive shafts to run the zf, but the extra gear and over drive would be great on the highway and the truck isn't going to see the strip so the c4 seems to just be hurting my gas milage. If anyone had any input for me that would be great. Also the truck was a factory 5 speed so putting the parts back in for the hydraulic clutch is no problem. Thanks
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
98-00 3.0 4x4 4r44e trans work in a 1996 3.0 4x4 4r44e ThomasHarlow 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 0 05-26-2013 12:50 AM
The difference between a 4X4 manual trans and a 2WD manual trans BlackRanger04 Drivetrain Tech 26 12-05-2010 11:17 PM
83 Ranger 4x4 302 trans swap hillbillydoc505 Drivetrain Tech 1 05-28-2010 06:02 PM
servicing trans and adding trans cooler silverfox Drivetrain Tech 0 12-18-2009 05:20 AM
'95 2wd 4.0 5-speed engine and trans harness -vs- '97 4wd 4.0 engine and trans harnes lifted97ranger General Technical & Electrical 3 01-23-2008 12:48 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:47 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.