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Old 06-03-2008
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Well, I've been looking for a 99 or 2000 4.0 with 5-speed, 2 wheel drive and it's almost impossible to find one for sale.
I must've gotten lucky when I found mine. 2000 4.0 5-spd. 2wd Ext Cab XLT (with hardly any extras on it...). My favorite color too!

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my s/c is a 4.0 i know of a few std cab 2wd's with 4.0/5 spd. thay have like a 3.45 or 3.08 rear end ratio though. i like the balance of the 3.73 ratio. good power and reasonable mileage. thats with stock 235/75-15 tires. bigger tires, need lower gears of course.
your completly wrong with the gear rations they only came from the factory with 3.27 3.55 3.73 or 4.10 gears in rangers.
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There's a member on here who lives pretty close to me that has a '01 reg cab, 4.0, manual.

Brenton
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It shouldn't be that hard to find a 4.0L/manual combo, unless you are not flexible in cab/bed configurations. I too have a 4.0L w/ manual..

One other comment is that the resale for manual trans'ed Rangers is crap. Do not pay auto-prices for a manual equipped truck, you should be able to do much better. Shop around..
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One other comment is that the resale for manual trans'ed Rangers is crap. Do not pay auto-prices for a manual equipped truck, you should be able to do much better. Shop around..

true true. me chosing a manual transmssion saved me, $1400 on my sticker price. like someone else said. regular cab, 4.0L's stopped being produced in the early y2k's. 01 or 02 was the last. i inquired about ordering one back then with a 7' box. there were only 6 in all of canada when i inquired that had 4L, manual trans, 7' box, reg cab, XLT. 2 out west, 2 up north, one near ontario/quebec boarder and 1 out east. (something like that).
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I was just discussing this w/ someone today. IIRC I saved something like 30% off the MSRP/sticker price on my LII by picking a truck w/ a manual trans that was in dealer stock. I couldn't believe it at the time. When I first saw the dealer's tag in the window (not the factory sticker) I thought it was a misprint.. had the sales lady double check it. I thought I was getting away w/ something. And it sure made the Tacoma I was cross shopping.. which was going for just under MSRP, no if or buts.. look massively overpriced.

3 years later I tried to trade and found out why I got such a good deal.. and that I wasn't the only one who did.
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your completly wrong with the gear rations they only came from the factory with 3.27 3.55 3.73 or 4.10 gears in rangers.


yeah, thats not completely right




rangers came with:
3.08, 3.27, 3.45, 3.55, 3.73, 4.10, and 4.56



Just depended on the year ranger

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/tech/?p=76
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Everyone's right about there definitely being a 4.0 liter 5-speed and in both Mazda and Ford. You lose a lot of towing capacity with the 5-speed and the automatics tend to be what the dealers stock.

You can definitely find 4.0 liter manual Mazda B4000s right now. The way the Mazdas are currently packaged, (and yes, it was different in previous years) you can get the base B4000 with a manual but no limited slip, not even as an option. For limited slip (4.10), you have to get the B4000 SE, which comes with the automatic standard with no manual option. Also comes with carpet and a load of other options.

So, in Mazda, your options are base B4000 4x4 with an open diff and a 5-speed or go hog wild and get the SE model and be forced into an automatic. The dealers in Austin are flooded with new Mazdas right now in any configuration you want. And, ironically, it's next to impossible to find a 4x4 Ranger of any kind.
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the gear ratio thing was just a example, there's so many varibles and some areas of the country can only be optioned out certian ways. (i remember a literature for something once stated "no manual transmission for california applications" or something like that.
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There's a member on here who lives pretty close to me that has a '01 reg cab, 4.0, manual.

Brenton
who's that. They are really fun in reg cabs, especcially with 4.10 gears, lol.
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You lose a lot of towing capacity with the 5-speed and the automatics tend to be what the dealers stock.
Kind of a nit-pick, but I would clarify that as "..you loose a lot of RATED towing capacity.."

In my opinion the manual is 'good' for more than its rating suggests, especially in real-life use when used with discretion. (Read: If you use your head!) It has been posted here before, but the word has it that Ford's acceptance tests for towing is quite aggressive.

I would not hesitate to exceed the towing rating on my manual if I ever had the need. In fact I'm sure I probably have.

Then again, I'm the same guy who used to tow a 17' boat with an '86 VW Jetta! (Yes, that had a manual too!)

I'll also point out that the Ford 5R55E and 5R55W auto transes are both 5-speeds. Using the term '5-speed' to refer to a manual trans is misleading these days.
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Holy old thread, Batman!!!
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