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Is this 5-Speed / Transfer case combo possible?

Ok, here is my question. In the good sporting nature of converting my 2.3L to a 4X4 5 speed, from it's 4X2 Auto state.... will these two items Match up, or will I need to have a different Transfer case?

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88-94 5-Speed 4x4 M5R1 Tansmission

I know I will need to have a shortened drive shaft and hook up the electrical for the 4x4 switch, but I just need to know if it will match up to my 2.3L without having any complications.
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It will work just fine, but why not go with a manual t-case. Its easier to install and much more reliable in the end. As for the drive shaft, you can just buy a used 4x4 one and it will bolt right in.

I don't know anything about swapping the auto tranny for a manual one though. You will need a lot of extra things for the clutch. It probably won't be an easy conversion.
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Yea, I don't expect the swap to be easy. I know I would at least need a Clutch, pressure plate, and associated gear, clutch pedal, new brake pedal (thinner), master / slave cylinder assembly, and there was something else that I can't remember.

As for the transfer case, I would, but I can't find a manual transfer case for the 2002-2003's that is a cheap price..... I don't want to pay for a new one....
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Wished I could just buy a 2002 / 2003 FX4 LvL 2..... get it over with... do a SAS and call it a day
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It won't bolt in unless you have the factory tranny that came with a 4x4 truck. The 2wd trannys are longer to compensate for the absence of the T-case. That way they can keep the same size driveshaft in 2wd and 4x4

And if you're swapping crazy **** like trannys and engines, why stay with OEM parts?
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They are not the same driveshaft. And that tranny and t-case WILL bolt up. Did you even look at the links he posted? I'm pretty sure he knows the t-case won't bolt to a 2wd tranny.
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Any Transfer case from when the Ranger was first built will work. The 1350 and 1354 have the same stud pattern. This means you dont have to get a manual case from a newer vehicle. I just picked up a Manual 1354 for my 2000 for 100 dollars from a junkyard. My new tcase is from a 91-94 Explorer too. all the explorers from those years have the 1354E and 1354M. I found it is easyer to find the manuals in Explorers then older rangers.
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It won't bolt in unless you have the factory tranny that came with a 4x4 truck. The 2wd trannys are longer to compensate for the absence of the T-case. That way they can keep the same size driveshaft in 2wd and 4x4

And if you're swapping crazy **** like trannys and engines, why stay with OEM parts?
i swaped my auto 2x4 to 4x4, tore the trans apart and simply replaced the output shaft and tailshaft housing
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yes that transmission is perfect and you can get any manual t-case from the beginning of the ranger... a 1350 will work just fine, however if you can get a manual 1354 from a 90+ ranger or 91-94 explorer the front output is much easier to work with than the front output on the 1350.
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I found the Manual Transfer Case!. The Guy will let me buy it out right!!!!!

Manual Transfer case
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It won't bolt in unless you have the factory tranny that came with a 4x4 truck. The 2wd trannys are longer to compensate for the absence of the T-case. That way they can keep the same size driveshaft in 2wd and 4x4

And if you're swapping crazy **** like trannys and engines, why stay with OEM parts?
you douche bag... you know what I am trying to do to my ranger.... I am not keeping this POS 2WD auto tranny..... LOL... what a Dilph... Go get laid... maybe it will clear your head a bit!
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