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this write up may or may not be helpful.

http://members.aol.com/arnie897/97auto2manual.pdf

edit, i just noticed you posted in his thread over there. anywho, maybe it will help someone else
yea i saved a copy of that to my computer......it has some good information in it, but a couple of "ni**** rigged" stuff that I don't want to do........
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haha, jerry rigged is a better word to use.
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i sat here for about 5 minutes thinking of a better word.......nothing came up....
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oh um, "ghetto rigged" works too.

don't want to offend anyone.
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i guess
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Afro Engeneering, 70's term.
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coulda tried to not use any stupid terms at all, like this:
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it has some good information in it, but also some stuff id like to do differently
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coulda tried to not use any stupid terms at all, like this:
true.....good call....

D. i know you have an opinion on this swap, what do you think about it......
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sounds like you just about got everything to do the job.....good luck with it
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This will be interesting, welcome to the club! It is a lot more fun to drive a stick (IMO)
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i test drove an '03 in late '03 that was a 4.0 5 speed 4wd.....i loved that truck....
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Mine moves pretty good for what it is, I was shocked at how much slower the autos are, but then again, I think thats always the case...
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yea and how much power the auto's lose through the tranny...
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this is the clutch i am going to install:
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...art=HAY-90-239



This is the pilot bearing:
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...part=RAM-BA50M



i haven't decided on a shifter yet.....i like the FX4 shifters, but finding one and the trim for it will be hard.....i might get the Hurst shifter....that way i don't have to find the stock boot and attachments.......i probably will stick with the stock shifter for a while, then go the Hurst route..
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Hurst shifters don't allow the tranny to vent the way the stock shifter assembly does, you will need to modify it (this is why I haven't done it to my truck)
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Hurst shifters don't allow the tranny to vent the way the stock shifter assembly does, you will need to modify it (this is why I haven't done it to my truck)
i guess i don't understand what you mean......how would it need to be modified?
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I think there are instructions on RPS. The rubber seal around the base of the trans. actually flex's and allows for pressure to escape, the new hurst assembly does not. People have often noted that there will be oil under there truck, or pressure will release when you open the fill cap on the trans. If your vehicle is old enough (speedo cable) then some have reported trans fluid seeping up the cable and actually leaking from under the dash.

It can be modified to work, but I never felt confident enough to buy something like that, install it and then have to f*ck with it right away. If you were to get the level II shifter, people have said that it actually shifts better because of the shape and placement of the stick. Its not a shorter throw, but it is smoother I guess...
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i would love to find a FX4 Level II shifter......the only problem then is getting a shift boot for it and not having the twin sticks.......i guess the Hurst boot would work though...
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Don't get me wrong, people have bought the hurst and make it work, and it works well. However, for me my trans shifts pretty good, so I never wanted to screw with it...lol
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Don't get me wrong, people have bought the hurst and make it work, and it works well. However, for me my trans shifts pretty good, so I never wanted to screw with it...lol
i will probably just go with the stock shifter until i can find a Level II shifter......
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Don't forget to save the receipts. I wanna know how much this costs. Sounds interesting.
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Don't forget to save the receipts. I wanna know how much this costs. Sounds interesting.
definately........shouldn't bee too bad.....i would say around $1000 total....
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Small price. I'd consider doing it.
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yea considering that the cheapest place i found to get my 5R55E rebuilt was $1,600.......
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last I checked you were going to a manual tcase as well.. if that is still the case then keep in mind that a full length explorer console would need to be heated up and reshaped or something to accomodate both shifters. something to consider I guess.
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