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Old 11-07-2008
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swapping full length consol

okay, so i saw the other thead and started wondering...

how much work is it to swap out the standard consol from my 2006 ranger with the full length variant?

what about the air bag switch?

do all the newer full length consols have a sub in them? that would be a plus, i would like a little more bass, but don't want a sub box cluttering up my cab.

is the rest of the dash (the ash tray and all such things in that neighborhood) still the same, just covered up?

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EDIT: i should add that i have an auto trans, and electric shift T case.
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Are you talking about a Explorer or Ranger full length?
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the factory ranger consol.
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The airbag switch mounts on the console and everything, it replaces the ash tray and everything. The sub isn't in everyone and you need the special radio to run the factory sub as well. The swap is super easy.
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The airbag plugs right in. Only thing is you have to cut the factory tape to extend it further out.

It's easier to just remove all the other factory stuff that way you can make a bracket to attach the new console to the dash

If you can get your hands on these parts circled in red will make it work a lot better. If you dont attach it to the dash with these parts is will want to slide when making sharp turns.

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thanks for the info and the pic. very helpful!

are those vents on the side of the consol towards the front?

does anyone have a pic of the consol in their truck? i've looked at the junkyard truck a while back, but but i don't remember exactly what it looks like, refresh my memory! thank you!
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Does anyone have a picture of this thing?
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It is kinda like a vent but no air duct connects to it.

Think it's more for the sub that goes in there.

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Another picture while installing it

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Man I really like that console!
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That looks awesome. Thanks for the pics.
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I really like that too, looks sweet! Too bad it wont work with my 5 speed...
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i love mine
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neat, thanks for the pics!
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I really like that too, looks sweet! Too bad it wont work with my 5 speed...
Ya, I wish they made one for our 5 speeds that nice.
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I can't give up my 60/40 because that extra 1/4 of a seat comes in handy sometimes.
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