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6 spd trans?

anyone attempted or kno anyone who attempted putting a 6 speed transmission in a Ranger? mated with a factory engine... no v8's or anything.
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Why?
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lol T-56 Viper Spec in a stock powered Ranger . . . may as well toss in an Eaton 15 speed.
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Reverse is a speed. LOL
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i think it would be cool... plus we'd get better freeway mpg.
just a thought.
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I don't think it would be worth it. Finding a 6 speed to bolt up to the stock engine would be a hassle.

Although a 6 speed with a V8 with true dual exhaust on a 6 inch suspension lift and 33's sounds hawt.


Ahhhhh, I can't wait!
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i think it would be cool... plus we'd get better freeway mpg.
just a thought.
Most 6spds do not give you an extra overdrive. Alot of times they are an extra gear to bridge the gap between 2nd and 3rd. And besides, a ranger can only go so fast lol
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actually some of the modern automatic transmissions have multiple overdrive gears.

the new GM 6 speed automatic is double overdrive.

there is also an 8 speed automatic available in one of the import SUVs, i forget which one off the top of my head..

anyways, probably not realistic for a ranger!
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be nice if the 6spd would have a nice lower first gear but yet not be tachin out on the hwy.
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i just wish we had one more gear cuz wen im in 5th runnin 3000rpm on the freeway it kinda sux. one more gear to drop it down to like maybe 2300rpm would be nice...
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be nice if the 6spd would have a nice lower first gear but yet not be tachin out on the hwy.
I think Gear Vendors makes an overdrive unit for your truck.
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yea they do...... but me, my first born, leg, arm, and many many other body parts wouldent touch the price for the damn thing lol

but it would be neat if the truck came with a 6spd stock.
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If lower R's is all you want then higher gearing in the rear will accomplish the same thing for a much lower price. But then you'll low end grunt when you off road. If you just want it because it "looks cool" I can think of a lot cheaper ways to do that. But hay, it's your truck so whatever floats your boat. If you can find one that will fit your track and your budget, I say go for it.
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there is also an 8 speed automatic available in one of the import SUVs, i forget which one off the top of my head..
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Are you thinking of the Lexus ISF?
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The new Merc GLK or something like that has a 7 speed
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Lower RPM's are not a way to get better mileage...the engine's gotta be in it's powerband to produce torque in order to keep speed...

imo...if you have a low gear ratio, meaning high rpms on the freeway in 5th, that's the only way you'll gain anything by doing a double overdrive or an over drive unit like a gear vendors.
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could have been lexus, perhaps VW... i can't remember. i'll bet you that trans is worth nearly as much as my truck!
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what gears do you have at 65 im at 1800 rpms and i have 3.27 gears
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