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Old 12-28-2010
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CL find : FX4 Level ll shifter

I found a FX4 Level ll shifter for $60 on CL. Its a sick deal.

The guy I bought it from replaced this with a Hurst. It has some parts in the box that I am not sure if they should be installed when I do the swap.

First is the large metal washer holes in it and the rubber washer...Does that need to go back in?

Also what kind of boot do I need and does it attach to the stock shifter console?


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I think you'll just need to unbolt the FX4 shifter from the rest of the assembly you have there, remove your current shifter in a similar manner, and install your new shifter. You'll already have those parts in your transmission. And i've never seen the part # for the boot on newer model Rangers w/ the chrome FX4 shifter and plastic console, but they do make it. Look @ the "How-to" (in the how to section) on FX4 shifter installation & it will become clearer.
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Here's the link:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f43/ho...fter-xlt-8214/

And yes, very nice Craigslist find.
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The 2004+ manual LII's used a leather boot that fits the Ranger cupholder consolette. I'd look into using that one or contact RedlineGoods.


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Bob, how does the oem shifter boot attach to the console? I've always wondered that. The "How-to" uses office supply clips for the aftermarket boot.
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Tony, it attaches to little plastic nipples, lol. There is like 8 of them.
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Thanks Jake. I was looking @ the Redline website Bob linked and drew that conclusion. I think the oem rubber boots have a few of those nipples (O: on them too.
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The 2002/3 LII leather boot has 3 or 4 metal tabs and clips that snap into rectangular openings in the bezel. The 2004 LII may be similar or different. I haven't had one apart so I don't know.
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Thanks Bob. I was looking @ a new '08 or '09 Ranger FX4 that had the chrome shifter w/ leather (pleather?) boot and the same plastic cupholder console as in my 2003 XLT.
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Anyone have a pic of the shifter with a BL extension on it?
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Tony, it attaches to little plastic nipples, lol. There is like 8 of them.
well there is about 8 until you go to take off the old boot, then you are lucky if you have 3 and a half.
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So is the BL extension the same as a standard extension for an XLT.
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Both shifters mount the same way to the transmission stub so there shouldn't be any difference.
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Has anyone ever bought a after market boot for the FX4 shifter from Redline, Wheelskins, or any other maker? If so how was the quaility?
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Yup, I bought mine from them and the quality is top notch! Wish I had some pictures to post.

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Go take some pics Sean, lol.
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well there is about 8 until you go to take off the old boot, then you are lucky if you have 3 and a half.
Any progress on your twin stick setup?
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I installed the shifter last night and I ended up using the Hurst boot. It looks pretty slick IMO.

I will post pics later.
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Looks and feels good Jake. Shifts way smoother then your original shifter.
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Its way better. If anyone ever gets the chance to pick one up you need to.
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