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When did Ford put a manual behind the SOHC?

Discussion in 'Ford Ranger - Mazda B-Series Forum' started by Hokie, December 12, 2004.

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    1. Hokie

      Hokie Hokius Maximus

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      I'm flirting with the idea of getting an ext cab 4x4 Ranger but I'd want a 5spd and I don't want the OHV or the 3.slow

      When did Ford finally make the change to putting the M5R01-HD behind the 4.0 SOHC? I think it was 01 or 02... I know the FX4 Level II's get the SOHC, 4.10 gears, manual trans and manual shift transfer :) but they're way out of my price range :(

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      I think it was 2001 when the 4.0 ohv was phased out.
       
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      Rangers retain their value much more than the Explorers do. I looked into getting an FX4 Level II before I purchased another explorer. I couldn't even find anything in 4x4 with decent miles for under $10. They all were about 100k and expensive.
       
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      Yeah but atleast they're not like Tacoma's which never seem to depreciate. Finding a used, late 90's Taco for less than 10k is hard to do
       
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      Later Sports, Sport Tracs, and a handful of 2002 4 doors could have a stick and SOHC.
       
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      My sons 01 Job 2 trac has a manual, I think a mazda R1, piece of crap, always haveing syncro problems, maybe it's just his.
       
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      I've got the R1 in my 92 and its been nothing short of perfect for the time I've owned it. It's got a 106,000 on it now. Still shifts smooth as silk. My dad had an 89 ranger with an R1 that went to 250,000 on just two clutches without a rebuild.
       
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      The M5OD isnt the best manual transmission ever and it's not close to it. There problems here sometimes, but they're a lot better than A4LDs. And not as fun
       
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      135k miles on my M50D and still in good shape cept my slave cylinder is shot. I beleive the M5OD HD is the transmission behind the sohc and it is beefed up a little bit.
       
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      But you gotta have a 4 door stick :thumbsup: :D
       

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