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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2018 02:37 am
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Have a 2wd 2001 sc Ranger EDGE. Looking for a donor, going 2wd or AWD depending on the donor.

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Welcome!

You will have an "easier" time with the swap if you can find a 2wd donor, it already has the transmission you need for the swap. Wish I had known that when I entered in to mine, but I was able to find a 4r70w 2wd trans out of a 96 explorer that matched the electronics on the 97 mountaineer I took the motor from. Much more expensive route than getting the complete donor as a 2wd.



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Jamman - how's your swap doing? Wasn't sure if you finished everything up. I did the same thing with buying a 2wd donor and grabbing a separate 4wd trans.



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Jamman - how's your swap doing?  Wasn't sure if you finished everything up.  I did the same thing with buying a 2wd donor and grabbing a separate 4wd trans.
Got a long way to go, I'm in the middle of a motor change on a 98 that I threw in front of the V8 project.

Motor and trans are in, just a million bolts left :(



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Hopefully you'll be able to get back to it sometime soon. Mine is done and inspected but idling poorly and with low power. I've been up, down, over and through the thing and can't figure out what's wrong. New rebuild. Going to check one more thing tonight, then hand it off to a local shop I trust to get another pair of eyes on it.



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JAMMAN wrote:
Welcome!

You will have an "easier" time with the swap if you can find a 2wd donor, it already has the transmission you need for the swap. Wish I had known that when I entered in to mine, but I was able to find a 4r70w 2wd trans out of a 96 explorer that matched the electronics on the 97 mountaineer I took the motor from. Much more expensive route than getting the complete donor as a 2wd.

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 I may go with an f150 or Mustang manual aND have the computer returned. But that sounds easier for sure. Thanks.

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I'd go with the mustang 5 speed. Its smaller size makes it way easier to install in a ranger



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Have you installed a Mustang trans in a ranger? I was of the impression that the shifter location was way off.



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CalebJ wrote:
Have you installed a Mustang trans in a ranger? I was of the impression that the shifter location was way off.
It is off but all you have to is patch the old shifter hole and cut a new hole a few inches back. The location of the shifter on a t5 or tremmec is perfect in a ranger. Puts the shifter closer to you. When I did it I used a floor cover from an automatic ranger bolted right to the floor. I recommend using the t5 from an sn-95 mustang. The internals are stronger then previous years unless you can get the extra scratch for a tremmec or a t56.



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Ranger850, welcome to F-R.



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2wd v8 donor would be perfect. AWD would be second choice, then maybe 4wd. Definitely don't want two sticks. That single cab gets cramped pretty easy. So column shift if I go auto trans.

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