- August 1, 2012
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- City, State
- PA, USA
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 1998 explorer 4dr ohv
- Hello, first off if this is in the wrong section i apologize. I realize it is modified once I do the swap but I need info on what these cars came with stock. So... Someone in the 3rd gen sections said I should try and post here as well. It appears the 02 sports are more similar to the 2nd gens. Comparing the suspension alone they are nearly identical.
I have an 02 explorer 2 door sport 4wd with the SOHC. The auto trans that is in it is shot so its either put a junkyard auto in, which I dont like that idea of or do the swap (yes I could rebuild it but this is a project car not my daily driver and I like manual trans). So to my understanding the m5od-r1 and m5od-r1HD will bolt up to the SOHC with no problems. RIGHT? I just read another thread on here and someone said the sport had a different transmission put in it? Is this correct? It doesnt make sense to me but I have been wrong before! If it is different how is it different?
I did read the thread by jrood (probably wrong user name sorry?) about the transmission diary. Very helpful. On that note I am aware the computer needs reprogrammed or tricked. I am also aware of the vss sensor in the extension housing.
To sum up im looking for info on which manual transmission years will bolt up to this engine? I find it hard to believe Ford would have a different transmission for a 2 door when they could just shorten drive shafts? I am I correct in assuming any manual trans with the vss extension housing will bolt up? Also I am aware that technically the HD version is suppose to go with the SOHC since its slightly beefier but looking at the torque rating the regular r1 version should work if I cannot find the HD one in a yard somewhere. Assuming im right that they both bolt up ?
Also if there are any full right ups on this kind of swap please direct me! I did a quick search and only found a few that were on sport tracs. If this process is truly the same as the 2nd gens then I have found and red the swap posts on them for a previous swap i did a few years ago!
Thank you all for the help!