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Old 11-26-2007
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I love having my manual, makes it feel more like a truck in my opinion, and have better control throughout the powerband.
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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.
i had changed my mind because it would be too custom of a shifter to work with the Pioneer console......i am going to get a shroty console, i don't like the look of a full length Explorer console and a manual tranny...
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Maurice you already have a shorty console with the pioneer center console. All you need to do is remove the front part of the console and buy the cup/change holder that goes in the front of the console.

You also have a pm.
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true.....good call....

D. i know you have an opinion on this swap, what do you think about it......
As stated before, theres a reason the factory tranny is not in my truck. I don't care for a hydraulic clutch, I like my cable type.

Its your truck. I would look for a transmission from an F150 or something though.. the 5M series are rather weak IMO.
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As stated before, theres a reason the factory tranny is not in my truck. I don't care for a hydraulic clutch, I like my cable type.

Its your truck. I would look for a transmission from an F150 or something though.. the 5M series are rather weak IMO.
What tranny are you running?
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Custom adapter or is there a vendor somewhere that sells this? Ive been looking for a different manual tranny that will open up some tcase options.
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Maurice you already have a shorty console with the pioneer center console. All you need to do is remove the front part of the console and buy the cup/change holder that goes in the front of the console.

You also have a pm.
replied to your PM......

i sold the entire console.....i am going to look for a grey one, that way there is no painting it....

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Its your truck. I would look for a transmission from an F150 or something though.. the 5M series are rather weak IMO.
i want something right now that is simplier to swap in.......
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Custom adapter or is there a vendor somewhere that sells this? Ive been looking for a different manual tranny that will open up some tcase options.

All I can remember is its a Borg T-5 trans, I cant remember where he got the adapter.

Maybe something off a 89 ranger? the bell housing? It was something weird like that
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I think the bell housing was from a 2.8 liter S10, but 1 of the bold holes didn't line up. Now that the mustang 6 cylinders run a T-5 though, I would think its a direct fit...
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I think the bell housing was from a 2.8 liter S10, but 1 of the bold holes didn't line up. Now that the mustang 6 cylinders run a T-5 though, I would think its a direct fit...
never know...
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I think the bell housing was from a 2.8 liter S10, but 1 of the bold holes didn't line up. Now that the mustang 6 cylinders run a T-5 though, I would think its a direct fit...

S10 does not sound right. 2.9L or 2.8L Ranger seems like something he was rambling on about one time... could be wrong tho
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Maybe it was 2.9 ranger, they are close is displacement, and it isn't impossible that i got the 2 mixed up...lol
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it is common on the 2.9 Rangers to swap in a 4.0's clutch.....i would say that the bell housing is of a 2.9 Ranger....
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You have to change PCMs also, they are different between manual, and auto trannies.....
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You have to change PCMs also, they are different between manual, and auto trannies.....
yep got that covered, thanks for the heads up....
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- manual transmission PCM off eBay ($35)
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yep got that covered, thanks for the heads up....
You are correct, I was looking for that, and I missed it!
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Custom adapter or is there a vendor somewhere that sells this? Ive been looking for a different manual tranny that will open up some tcase options.
Bell housing from an 88 2.8L v6 mustang ( 5 bolts fit perfect, the 6th required some filling/drilling/tapping ). Flywheel had to be machined from 6 to 8 bolt pattern. Driveshaft had to be worked and balanced as well.

You can now buy a 2005+ v6 mustang stick from a boneyard. Its a T5 with all the workings already there. Flywheel, bellhousing, starter.. You will still have to get your drive-shaft adjusted for it, but its a direct swap now.
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The T-5 has a external slave though, correct? So something has to be done with that as well...
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i believe the T-5 is a mechanical tranny, no slave needed....
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Oh boy, it probably is a bear to clutch compared to the stock ranger 5 speed. Mine is like butter...
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new part edited on the first post.....i added a "Gathered Parts Section" with the part info (year, make, model it is from), part price, and a picture of it...
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added another part.....
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Bell housing from an 88 2.8L v6 mustang ( 5 bolts fit perfect, the 6th required some filling/drilling/tapping ). Flywheel had to be machined from 6 to 8 bolt pattern. Driveshaft had to be worked and balanced as well.

You can now buy a 2005+ v6 mustang stick from a boneyard. Its a T5 with all the workings already there. Flywheel, bellhousing, starter.. You will still have to get your drive-shaft adjusted for it, but its a direct swap now.
Then you'd have to deal with the extension housing for a 4x4 like Maurice's. I know that some S-10's had the T-5 w/4x4 extension housing but I don't know that it matches the bolt pattern of a Ford transfer case.
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ahhh good point Bob....
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