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Old 11-14-2009
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I NEED HELP AND IDEAS!!!!!!

so just recently my little 02 danger ranger started crapping out (170k miles) i went down to the transmission shop and it needs a rebuild... 1400-1700 buck estimate... yeah they are trying to rape me... but i think im gunna say ***** it and do something new.... would putting a mustang 5.0 engine tranny and rear end be worth doing? i just dont know where exactly to start im not exactly made of money just need god ideas that are gunna make it fast and fun spending about as much as i would be on getting tranny rebuilt
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ok 10 people looked someone help me out here
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Usually always best to fix up what you have, but 170k on a 4 cyl and looking at 1500 bucks is a bit tough to take. How much you figure a 5.0 swap with tranny will be? Can't be that much more I wouldn't think.
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it wouldnt be too overly bad but if i do that would i need new rear end too? and idk if i could get it to pass inspection i dont know enough about it down in texas havent been here long.. all i know is those jerks made me peel off my window tint
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what the hell happened to this site... it used to be so good and everyone used to help... i leave for a couple months when i moved and no one does anything to help anymore
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theres been alot of people on here with 302 swaps, you should contact them. very few were 2wd because of a 2wd explorer/mountaineer being found

as for the texas inspection im not sure, maybe someone from texas can chime in?

or you could buy a junkyard 5r44 and put it in and be done with it for about 1/2 the price of a 5.0 swapif not less
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and that will be my auto tranny that i have now?
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That sounds like your best bet. Better than trying to turn your truck into something it's not, IMO.
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Just get a tranny from like a pull a part and put it in yourself. Find one that looks and feels good (when shifting). It wouldn't cost that much. Why are you letting a shop do it? They're always going to try to rape you when you bring it in cause they know they can.
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how soon you doing this? call FM 600 wrecking in abilene and i could pick it up and deliver it and help you i will be in area 19 dec to 4 jan.

(325) 672-2597 This is there number

i have gotten alot off parts from them and multiple transmissions. i could help you do a tranny swap not a 5.0 swap lol just to clarify

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really it would be that easy? how much do you think that the used tranny would cost?
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depends i called fm 600 they dont have one they told me to call these people (325) 673-6542 mikes wrecking i just did but they are closed until one for lunch i will call them in a cpl min when they open back up and i will get back to you.

we could have a tranny swaped in a cpl hours
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ok mikes said have one with 40000 miles 750 with a 100 core charge shoot me a pm if your interested ive done alot of tranny swaps and im a mechanic in the army.
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yeah that would be amazing i am just not sure where we would be able to do it up here i am going to talk to my buddy that owns a body shop
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does it drive? i have a garage on my famileys farm in Loraine tx its like 4 hours from dallas(and 45min from that transmission i called on) id be willing to help for nothing maybe we could get the midland guys to come out and have a mini meet.
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