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Manual transmission w/o tach

ive driven a few dozen rangers of various ages so far at work. A bunch of them manual transmission. I got into an 96 xlt that had a manual transmission and no tachometer in the dash. I just thought it was wierd. Was that offered by ford or was either the tranny or guage cluster replaced.

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my friend also has a 96 xlt with a manual and no tach...my dads 88 custom also
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Pretty much the cheaper models don't have it.
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my XLT silver truck was manual with no tach.. didnt bother me no need for it
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yeah, when i had a manual i never looked at the tach. no need. i just didnt realize they were sold like that
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Through 2000 MY, the tach was optional or standard equipment depending on the trim level. Starting in 2001, the tach became standard on all Rangers.
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my XLT silver truck was manual with no tach.. didnt bother me no need for it


my wifes white 99 was the same way
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Pretty much the cheaper models don't have it.
You calln my truck cheap!!

Haha my truck doesnt have one either. Soon to change though.
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My 87 is the same way. I shift by the sound of the engine though.
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almost bought an 05 ford focus manual... no TACH i was like eww.
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My 99 Ranger manual did not have one in it and it was XLT. I put the Expo Sport one in.
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This is a PRIME EXAMPLE of the struggle between accounting, marketting weenies, and engineers in the world of automotive OEM.

Look back through the history of cars.. sometimes they do and sometimes they don't.


What a pain.. Rich
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my ranger doesnt have a tach.... ive always wonder what rpm im at lol... but just normal driving i shift @ 1st 18-22mph 2nd 33-40mph 3d 40-50 4th 50 ish... and od @ 60 +

but racing :D i shift at 30 mph first 50 mph 2nd to 70 3rd to 85 and fourth the rest and i do that once or twice every 3 days and im yet to blow my engine so im guessing its in the right range..
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This is a PRIME EXAMPLE of the struggle between accounting, marketting weenies, and engineers in the world of automotive OEM.

Look back through the history of cars.. sometimes they do and sometimes they don't.


What a pain.. Rich
our 1930 and 1929 ford doesn't
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my ranger doesnt have a tach.... ive always wonder what rpm im at lol... but just normal driving i shift @ 1st 18-22mph 2nd 33-40mph 3d 40-50 4th 50 ish... and od @ 60 +

but racing :D i shift at 30 mph first 50 mph 2nd to 70 3rd to 85 and fourth the rest and i do that once or twice every 3 days and im yet to blow my engine so im guessing its in the right range..
What do you have? I have a 4.0l ohv and in second gear, if I were to go to 70mph, i'd hit probably OVER 6k rpm, and that's redline.

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well more like 60 then 70 [just started thinking] and even then its more like hit the cluch at 57 and the momentum goes to 60 im in a 4 banger 2.5L =\ but for some reason my engine just wont blow.... but also i know that just because you go in the redline doesnt mean youe engine will blow... my buddy drives his ranger up to 8k all day and hes yet to have a problem. I wish i had a tach i went out and bought one once and then i asked my mechanic to install it when i came back to pick it up he said that the tach would not work with the ranger because 2 of my cylinder fire at once instead of one at a time so my rpms would measure at double rpms so if i were at 6k rpms it would show up at 12k and since the tach i picked out went to 7k rpms it would be more or less usless so i suppose i shoudl buy a scan gauge.....
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hmmmm i run 45 mph in 1st to about 6k and 65 mph in second to 6k and 95+ in 3rd.. and then on
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There is a rev limiter for a reason.
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I don't have a rev limiter. But when I'm driving like a bat out of hell, I shift at 4.5k rpm. If I go higher it seems like I'm losing power.
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1999 4.0 right? You have one you probably just haven't hit it. My SOHC 4.0 limiter is at about 6200 RPM.
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1999 4.0 right? You have one you probably just haven't hit it. My SOHC 4.0 limiter is at about 6200 RPM.
It's probably then.
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rev limter i am 100% sure i dont have one :D but i guess that explains the dodge at the mud hole last weekend i thought the engine was ****ed up i guess he was just sitting in low gear holding down the gas....
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Well if you hit it on accident but back off that't fine. You do damage when you sit on it constantly or if you do a money shift and go beyond it.
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Every car has had one ever since electronic fuel injection was used.
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ya the guy at the pit was a moron he was hitting the limiter for like 5 -8 mins non stop and he keeped slamming it into reverse and back into low while flooring it he ended up getting unstuck but his truck is going to die soon lol
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