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but mine isnt an auto, its a 5 speed. same problem? also, im not going ttb, im hacking off everything and going coil sprung sfa.
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but mine isnt an auto, its a 5 speed. same problem? also, im not going ttb, im hacking off everything and going coil sprung sfa.
Your 2000 takes its speed sensor reading off the rear axle so it reads true speed in low range or high. Plus, you don't have any shift scheduling tables to worry about.
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so i dont have to worry about the ecu at all with the manual t-case? what about the tranny hooking up to the t-case? is the problem john stated only in autos or in 5 speeds also?
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I believe so. You have a tail-cone and longer shaft -- different than mine, but you don't have the proper shaft/adaptor to bolt up to the t-case.
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does anyone make an adaptor, or should i ditch the tranny for a same year 3.0 4x4 tranny?
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so i dont have to worry about the ecu at all with the manual t-case? what about the tranny hooking up to the t-case? is the problem john stated only in autos or in 5 speeds also?
I won't say that you will have NO problems with the PCM but it looks pretty good. The 4x4 and 4x2 transmissions have different output shaft housings on both automatic and manual.
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I believe that you will need a 4x4 PCM calibration or external correction box when you're in 4LO. The calibrations that I've seen use a shift schedule table based primarily on calculated vehicle speed and throttle position. Introduce a 2.48 multiplier and I doubt that it will ever get out of first gear!
I have been rethinking this, John, and I believe that I overstated its importance. While the shift points and feel might not be fully optimized using the 2WD PCM and the speedometer would be way off, I think that the shift scheduling would be usable as is.
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I'm not really sure, Bob. I can see where the really early shifting might be a problem, or perhaps the PCM will not like the differential between the input and output shafts.

It might or might NOT be a problem -- but it could be corrected by switching in a device like a speedo corrector, if necessary.
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What the heck is a solid axle compared ot a stock ranger 4x4?
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Solid axle: a one-peice drive axle assembly that extends from hub to hub. Our Rangers (and most other pickups) feature solid rear axles. Vehicles w/ solid front axles have a solid axle up front as well.

All factory 4x4 Rangers have independant front suspensions. This means each side of the front drive axle is seperate once you get past the differential. In fact in late model trucks, the front diff doesn't even move under articulation.

As to which is better and/or why.. that's a whole different novel. Google or search this site..

Isn't engine RPM used in the shift scheduling as well? I would think you would get to a certian RPM and the controller would override and shift, regardless of the speed. .. Meaning it would work, although maybe not all that horribly efficiently. No? Would it seriously just bounce off the limiter?

I bet you could do a half-assed test: put the rear axle on jack stands and put it in gear..
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me and my dad are thinking about buying this ranger from my neighbor its a 2000 trailhead with a 3.0 its gonna be cheap cause its a totaled truck but was rebuilt b 4 she bought it we were at her house the other day and it started right up.....what i want to know is how hard it would be to make it 4 wheel drive.....either a straight axle or what ever just a 4 wheel drive setup....

hell if yur gonna make it a project just buy a 5.0 awd 98-01 explorer and put a 5.0 and awd in there or you can go all out mount up a f150 or exped transfer case.
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holy old post superman :)
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Holy shiz-it this post is old as hell.
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opps i didnt know how old it was. but i didnt bring it back up either just saw it
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Icon7 Can I build it? Yes I can!

Hello fellow Ranger enthusiasts,

I just wanted to invite you to review my Ranger 4x4 project. I am starting with my 2006 Ranger Sport 2WD 2DR and converting it to IFS 4x4. I have read that it is cheaper to buy a 4x4 than to do the conversion, but I disagree. I priced a 2006 4x4 4DR with a 4.0L and it was $21,000+ with my X-Plan discount. The dealership offered only $13,000 for my 6 month old truck with 15,000 miles. After payoff of $12,000 that is only a down payment of $1,000 and leaves me with a $20,000 debt to repay. Not a good deal by any measure.

I have bought nearly all of the components for 4x4 and only lack transfer case control/engagement and front and rear driveshafts. My investment thus far is only $850. While I have it apart, I am replacing all of the seals and checking for hidden damage. I don't want to have to pull anything apart once I get it all together.

Here are links to the pages showing my progress. Right now I am replacing the transmission in my convertible so that I have something to drive to work while the truck is apart. Feel free to offer your feedback and ideas.

http://www.geocities.com/ranger_bronco/ranger.html
http://www.geocities.com/smellylittl...uck_parts.html


Regards,
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good luck dude....ill for one will be paying attention to that one...
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holy old post.. good luck dude.. shoulda just did the SAS, anyone kno how the original poster's project went?
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