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4.0l 5speed to 5.0 5speed ?

steve4578

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hi everyone .. i have a 4.0l 96 explorer w. a 5 speed manual tranny .. i want to swap to a 5.0l v8 but i want to keep the ex manual .. i talked to some people about it and they said to get a 5l and put a mustang 5 speed on it .. im not sure what to do .. if any one has any tips or what i should do it would be greatly appreciated ..
thanks .steve
 


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Spdrcer34

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You will have to cut up the body a bit to get the Mustang transmission in the X.

Look at the swap that nick26 did on his 5.0L. He used the M5OD-R2 from an F-150, and installed in his X. That transmission is the better built, Small Block Ford version of the M5OD-R1 that is currently behind your 4.0L.

That transmission is sometimes abbreviated as M5R2, which should help in your search.

Ryan
 




steve4578

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ok thanks man ill look into it
 




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You will have to cut up the body a bit to get the Mustang transmission in the X.

Look at the swap that nick26 did on his 5.0L. He used the M5OD-R2 from an F-150, and installed in his X. That transmission is the better built, Small Block Ford version of the M5OD-R1 that is currently behind your 4.0L.

That transmission is sometimes abbreviated as M5R2, which should help in your search.

Ryan

Just curious, would that M5OD-R2 bolt right up, in place of the stock 5spd, in my '93 Ranger (4.0L-OHV, 4x4)? When I say bolt right up, I mean with absolutley ZERO mods of any kind, just as though it was stock? (ok, I'm willing to swap a sensor or two, swap tailshaft housings or something, as long as there is no fabrication or going inside the trans.)
 




steve4578

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hey i looked into it and theres a ton of custom fab work that has too be done to make it fit...i dont really do any of that kind of stuff neither do i have the $$ to.. what do you mean by alot of cutting? what has to be cut
 




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Just curious, would that M5OD-R2 bolt right up, in place of the stock 5spd, in my '93 Ranger (4.0L-OHV, 4x4)? When I say bolt right up, I mean with absolutley ZERO mods of any kind, just as though it was stock? (ok, I'm willing to swap a sensor or two, swap tailshaft housings or something, as long as there is no fabrication or going inside the trans.)

Nope it won't. The M5OD-R1 and R2s are different and not interchangeable.
 




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