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Old 07-20-2011
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Making my own shifter extension question 3" body lift

I have a 2000 4wd 3.0L manual Ranger and I ordered the 3" body lift from Summit Racing. Looking at the shift extension, it didn't look that hard to make. I have a milling machine and a turning lathe, so I'm confident I can make it. With the tools I have, I couldn't see paying $40. The only question I have is what length do I make the narrow part of the shaft?
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I made a custom extension as well, but that is only because I have a hurst shifter.

Are you talking about the extension shaft?
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Im holding an extension in my hand right now, but I dont have a tape measure (it grew legs)

The narrow part of the shaft looks to be exactly 2 inches (maybe a smidge more or less)

I dont think it will matter if it is a little over or under 2 inches, just as long as you have all of the little grooves correct. I can take it to work tomorrow to measure it and give you an exact measurement if you would like.
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I got to thinking about it, and common sense kicked in. If i'm doing a 3" body lift, I should make it 3" longer. Thanks for the offer tho!
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Well, the shifter extension has a thicker shaft and a thinner shaft.

I can post a pic later when I get home.
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Well, the shifter extension has a thicker shaft and a thinner shaft.I can post a pic later when I get home.
hah, sorry had to do it. Look forward to the pictures and good luck with making it.
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Just get a hurst! You will hate the way it shifts with an extension. Its super sloppy.
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I had a Hurst for my 64 Comet and I hated it, took it back out. I'm gonna try to make the extension and go from there.
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Hey guys.. Im going to attempt to make my own shifter extension, so Im wondering if any of u have the dimensions of the part. Its for a 2011 ranger. any info much appreciated. tnx
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