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Old 05-15-2009
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5 speed Explorer?

So while I was taking the carpet out of my truck, I noticed that on the shifter mounty thingy (the black square on the floor that has a rubber seal around the shifter) there was two labels. Saying on one side "Ranger Front" and on the other side "Explorer Front". Now Ive got two questions, 1. I have never seen a 98+ explorer with a 5 speed, so do they exist? and 2. What would happen if i mounted it with "Explorer front" facing up? Cuz the holes that the shift boot screw into are striped. Would I be able to reverse it and use the other holes?

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Yes there where manual V6 Explorers. I believe they where only available as a sport model.

Not sure about the other thing.

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yea my dad had a 99? sport 5 speed.

no idea, i always wondered the same thing.
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Ha, looks like Im gonna have to go out tomorrow and flip it around and try it. There must be a reason why ford defined the directions though.... but it is a square piece... guinea pig time, lol
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mines been on explorer front for about 6 months, now the other two holes finally broke
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Were you rubberizing your interior j/k
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yes they do exsist, we had one on our lot when i worked for the ford dealership
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Yes, you can flip it around and it will work fine. I finally had to get a new one because every corner piece is broken off.
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Explorer Sports (2 door Ranger based) used the M5OD up until 2003, and all V6 Explorers had the M5OD available through 2002. I've seen maybe 2 or 3 new body style Explorers with manual transmissions.
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I've only ever seen a manual explorer in Sport/2dr form. Buckets, shorty console, manual. Was like a 98ish 4.0L.


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mines been on explorer front for about 6 months, now the other two holes finally broke
LOL! That was the reason I flipped mine to Explorer Front! I've been rockin' it for almost 2 years now. lol. Soon it will be removed completely for a new mod...
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Yes there where manual V6 Explorers. I believe they where only available as a sport model.

Not sure about the other thing.
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yea my dad had a 99? sport 5 speed.

no idea, i always wondered the same thing.
Half right. You could get a manual in the xls 4 door explorers, but they had to be ordered. I had a co-worker with a 2000 xls 4x4 4door with a manual. I wanted to buy it from him.
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how the **** am I half right?
i never specified a year.. i just said my dad had a 5 speed sport.
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My mom had a 93 Explorer XLT 4 door with a 5 speed. That thing was a POS
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how the **** am I half right?
i never specified a year.. i just said my dad had a 5 speed sport.
Were you the only one quoted? No....didn't think so lol. You were right by saying the sports were offered with a 5spd. While Christian was wrong with saying he only thought sports were offered with manual trans. Helps to ready my entire post(including all quotes)
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we had a 98 explorer sport. it was a fun ride that thing was quick lol
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