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5r55e WINTERS SHIFTER!

HollywoodFMX

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I have been searching everywhere I could for months trying to figure out how to put a winters shifter on my 2005 Sport Trac that has the 5r55e transmission. I couldn’t find anywhere of someone adapting (or at least talking about it) a winters shifter. Since I was successful on the install, I wanted to share every step so others can do the same if it’s what they wanted too.

I spent $200 on Summit Racing and ordered the Winters Shifter for the AODE/4r70 transmission option. (After more research, I feel the E4OD option would have been the way to go in order to save time custom making a shifter linkage) I ran the shift cable through a factory covered hole, and back towards the transmission over the T-case. I flipped my factory linkage arm and found it to be set at the proper angle for the shifter cable. (Factory cable pulls from the front, winters cable pulls from the rear). I was going to cut off the connector for the factory cable linkage and drill a hole to link the new cable to but the factory linkage arm was a lot tougher steel than my drill bits so I couldn’t drill a hole. I just cut the arm in half, welded on my own new connection, and it worked! Took quite a bit of struggle to get the cable adjusted properly to line everything up but it works just great! I hope this helps anyone looking to install a winters shifter on their 5r55e transmission.

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HollywoodFMX

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Thanks for sharing.

So what exactly is the advantage of this shifter over stock?

The idea with the winters shifter is to mount it anywhere that’s convenient or comfortable for you, and It helps against accidental shifting into another gear while off-roading.
 






domct203

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The idea with the winters shifter is to mount it anywhere that’s convenient or comfortable for you, and It helps against accidental shifting into another gear while off-roading.
I did notice the ‘steps’ to get through all the gears manually, and recognize the advantage when your getting knocked around on a rough trail.

Thanks for the reply.
 






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Hey you could have used the shifter arm and cable from a 4r70w mustang
My 88 BII has a 96 Mustang floor shifter, cable and shifter arm (points down like you needed)
The factory floor shifter is similar to a winters unit, except it has green interior light and a OD on off button, plus wrapped in leather :)
I used a file to make "gates" so my shifter holds the gears instead of shifting from 1-2-d on its own......

The 4r55e, 5r55e, 4r70w, E4OD, etc all use the same 1-2-D-N-R-P pattern and throw
The ranger and explorer cable approaches trans from the front and the shift arm points up, the mustang the cable comes from the back and shift arm points down

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Thanks for sharing!!
Nice upgrade
 






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The idea with the winters shifter is to mount it anywhere that’s convenient or comfortable for you, and It helps against accidental shifting into another gear while off-roading.

Almost forgot, another great use of the winters shifter is most want to have a manual Valve body.
 






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