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I like that there's OD off, 2 and 1 options on your average 4 speed for quasi manual shifting...do the 8 or 10 have paddle or sequential shift options or something? I can't recall seeing such ...
 


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I like that there's OD off, 2 and 1 options on your average 4 speed for quasi manual shifting...do the 8 or 10 have paddle or sequential shift options or something? I can't recall seeing such ...
Some do. The strippers don’t normally have that, but a lot of the ones with console shifters have a button on the side to manually change gears.
 

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I like that there's OD off, 2 and 1 options on your average 4 speed for quasi manual shifting...do the 8 or 10 have paddle or sequential shift options or something? I can't recall seeing such ...
There's a button on the shifter of the rangers. Can use it to shift while in sport mode, or set the max gear while in D.
 

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Looks like the old Sport Trac adrenaline.

Doesn't look bad but it doesn't do much I need a truck to do.
Was gonna say, looks like a Sport Trac.
Speaking of, someone in the Sport Trac group bought the 2006 Adrenaline concept truck from Ford at Barrett-Jackson. Has no VIN so he can't register it for the road but he drives it around his neighborhood.
 
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This. Or at least not a 10 speed. I'm not a fan of these many speed transmissions. How long will they last constantly shifting like that? What about engine and human comfort with all those shifts relentlessly swinging the tach like a hammock in a hurricane?


Well....they are not putting 671 Detroit diesels in these things.


Even those would have a hard time rocking the boat.
 

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Well....they are not putting 671 Detroit diesels in these things.


Even those would have a hard time rocking the boat.
Haha I might buy one if they did, that would be awesome....but I'm talking about the motor rocking, not the boat, as in many gears make the engine rpms fluctuate a lot more. But I guess modern engines are designed and tuned to be ran like that.
 

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The idea of a sport truck might not appeal to some of you. You may prefer a TRUCK you can drive on the street AND go off roading with. You guys have plenty of options. While some of us would like a TRUCK that we can drive on the street AND go fast. Well I can't afford a $50k Mustang and a $40k ranger, but I can afford one of those. So the idea of a Ranger that performs " like" a mustang is right up my alley. Under $50,000 would really be nice.
 

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The idea of a sport truck might not appeal to some of you. You may prefer a TRUCK you can drive on the street AND go off roading with. You guys have plenty of options. While some of us would like a TRUCK that we can drive on the street AND go fast. Well I can't afford a $50k Mustang and a $40k ranger, but I can afford one of those. So the idea of a Ranger that performs " like" a mustang is right up my alley. Under $50,000 would really be nice.

I am not a sport truck guy

But I love what I see here. Definitely drive that.
 

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Haha I might buy one if they did, that would be awesome....but I'm talking about the motor rocking, not the boat, as in many gears make the engine rpms fluctuate a lot more. But I guess modern engines are designed and tuned to be ran like that.

The problem.

Your applying 70s expectations to this situation.

Your proceeding with your mind and basing opinion on that and will force the square peg into the triangle hole.

Happens with the Ecoboost constantly.

They are low rpm engines. They offer power when needed for occasional work duty for the average bear...and economy when not needed. To a level never seen before. And they are long lived and more robust then ever thought possible because of those facts.

Nothing......from before these modern marvels compares.

Now...my experience with 10 speeds....they are shifty...just like 6 speeds...and 4 speeds....and 3 speeds.

But that's not the problem.

The problem is the engine is too powerful for a transmission that can fit in a normal pickup truck.

So....the reason we have such wonderful capacity....is they took the go pedal away.

The throttle pedal sucks. They have a cure for it...and I can get away with it...but I guarantee if I forget to put it back to stock....one of my hands that's towing our doghouse while I am driving the rig will destroy my transmission.


I suggest test driving a few with an open mind. And if you can ...work it back to back with an older truck.

When it comes to truck work.... These new ones are unbelievable in comparison.

If you have even a shred of intellectual honesty. You will be happily impressed.

Now...on edit.... All that said.

They are very complex.... Too complex


At least until they are not because one improves their knowledge.

Though....we will likely reminiss the old days of ice use sooner then later....
 

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The idea of a sport truck might not appeal to some of you. You may prefer a TRUCK you can drive on the street AND go off roading with. You guys have plenty of options. While some of us would like a TRUCK that we can drive on the street AND go fast. Well I can't afford a $50k Mustang and a $40k ranger, but I can afford one of those. So the idea of a Ranger that performs " like" a mustang is right up my alley. Under $50,000 would really be nice.
Not saying they shouldn't make them, just that personally I have no use for one.

To be fair I need more hoss than a Ranger anyway.
 

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The problem.

Your applying 70s expectations to this situation.

Your proceeding with your mind and basing opinion on that and will force the square peg into the triangle hole.

Happens with the Ecoboost constantly.

They are low rpm engines. They offer power when needed for occasional work duty for the average bear...and economy when not needed. To a level never seen before. And they are long lived and more robust then ever thought possible because of those facts.

Nothing......from before these modern marvels compares.

Now...my experience with 10 speeds....they are shifty...just like 6 speeds...and 4 speeds....and 3 speeds.

But that's not the problem.

The problem is the engine is too powerful for a transmission that can fit in a normal pickup truck.

So....the reason we have such wonderful capacity....is they took the go pedal away.

The throttle pedal sucks. They have a cure for it...and I can get away with it...but I guarantee if I forget to put it back to stock....one of my hands that's towing our doghouse while I am driving the rig will destroy my transmission.


I suggest test driving a few with an open mind. And if you can ...work it back to back with an older truck.

When it comes to truck work.... These new ones are unbelievable in comparison.

If you have even a shred of intellectual honesty. You will be happily impressed.

Now...on edit.... All that said.

They are very complex.... Too complex


At least until they are not because one improves their knowledge.

Though....we will likely reminiss the old days of ice use sooner then later....
10 speeds = more moving parts? Or are they using the valve body to get the additional speeds, or shift solenoid type stuff or both to get those magical additional speeds? To me its just something built with more places to fail, or is there? From what I understand the transmission really isn't much bigger physically then its 6 speed predecessor, or 5 speed whichever it was they ended Ranger production with, I think 5 speed maybe?

What about the Super Duty pickups? How's the 10 speeds doing in those? Guess honestly too soon to really know for sure what they're longevity is? I had a 2008 Toyota Tundra with the 6 speed, that thing would hunt all day long for the right gear it seemed like, wouldn't the 10 speeds do that but much worse due to the close ratio gearing? I'm several years away from buying so I guess time will tell how many the transmission shops start seeing in the next few years...but I'd think they'd still have to be better than some of those 4 speeds we had prior LOL. If I recall they have a 10 speed in the F150's as well now, so most likely that would be the biggest truck I'd really need given the towing capacity of 1/2 ton trucks now, I think at most I'd only be towing 7,000lbs, more closer to the 5,500-6,000lbs more frequently, but 7k-7.5k occasionally. I haven't done very much towing with my 2008 Explorer with its 6 speed, but the limited times I have towed with it, it doesn't seem like it hunts for gears like the 6 speed in my Toyota Tundra did...and that thing was quite annoying if you didn't manually select a lower gear and just leave it there. Can that be done with the 10 speed transmission as well, I thought I saw a Manual mode on them, even the Ranger I know does, but not sure I'd want to be towing 5-7k with it frequently...especially when there's the F150 out there that I can get with a larger engine to better handle the load.

The new Maverick though might eventually replace my Bronco 2 and Ranger...I just think I'd miss the bed length of my little Ranger...but maybe not since I could easily pull my little flat bed trailer behind it if I needed to haul something longer....I have my 88 Bronco 2, 87 Ranger, and 2008 Explorer....I'd kind of like to have less vehicles at some point HAHA!!! Maybe just an F150 and the Maverick to be a daily driver.
 

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10 speeds = more moving parts? Or are they using the valve body to get the additional speeds, or shift solenoid type stuff or both to get those magical additional speeds? To me its just something built with more places to fail, or is there? From what I understand the transmission really isn't much bigger physically then its 6 speed predecessor, or 5 speed whichever it was they ended Ranger production with, I think 5 speed maybe?

What about the Super Duty pickups? How's the 10 speeds doing in those? Guess honestly too soon to really know for sure what they're longevity is? I had a 2008 Toyota Tundra with the 6 speed, that thing would hunt all day long for the right gear it seemed like, wouldn't the 10 speeds do that but much worse due to the close ratio gearing? I'm several years away from buying so I guess time will tell how many the transmission shops start seeing in the next few years...but I'd think they'd still have to be better than some of those 4 speeds we had prior LOL. If I recall they have a 10 speed in the F150's as well now, so most likely that would be the biggest truck I'd really need given the towing capacity of 1/2 ton trucks now, I think at most I'd only be towing 7,000lbs, more closer to the 5,500-6,000lbs more frequently, but 7k-7.5k occasionally. I haven't done very much towing with my 2008 Explorer with its 6 speed, but the limited times I have towed with it, it doesn't seem like it hunts for gears like the 6 speed in my Toyota Tundra did...and that thing was quite annoying if you didn't manually select a lower gear and just leave it there. Can that be done with the 10 speed transmission as well, I thought I saw a Manual mode on them, even the Ranger I know does, but not sure I'd want to be towing 5-7k with it frequently...especially when there's the F150 out there that I can get with a larger engine to better handle the load.

The new Maverick though might eventually replace my Bronco 2 and Ranger...I just think I'd miss the bed length of my little Ranger...but maybe not since I could easily pull my little flat bed trailer behind it if I needed to haul something longer....I have my 88 Bronco 2, 87 Ranger, and 2008 Explorer....I'd kind of like to have less vehicles at some point HAHA!!! Maybe just an F150 and the Maverick to be a daily driver.
They use multiple gears at the same time to get some of the gears (like 2nd gear in the 5r55e). It isn’t new technology.

I have 10 speeds in both my ‘20 f150 and my ‘21 f550... so far no issues with either one and no issues with hunting for gears. (The programming is pretty good at staying in a specific gear until it needs to shift.). The only issue I have is when I’m cruising along and floor it... The ECM has to decide what gear it wants, shift to that gear, then it will allow the engine to accelerate. It takes a good half second to go through all that. I would much rather have instant acceleration.
 

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They use multiple gears at the same time to get some of the gears (like 2nd gear in the 5r55e). It isn’t new technology.

I have 10 speeds in both my ‘20 f150 and my ‘21 f550... so far no issues with either one and no issues with hunting for gears. (The programming is pretty good at staying in a specific gear until it needs to shift.). The only issue I have is when I’m cruising along and floor it... The ECM has to decide what gear it wants, shift to that gear, then it will allow the engine to accelerate. It takes a good half second to go through all that. I would much rather have instant acceleration.


Pedel commander ... Or pedel monster...


At over 10k weight it blows the tires off on the 250 I just got. We swapped it on from a 21 to try it not knowing if it would work.

I can't describe the difference. But I do think you can murder the trans with that damn thing .... So I am resisting the urge to buy one for the reasons I stated earlier.
 

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Pedel commander ... Or pedel monster...


At over 10k weight it blows the tires off on the 250 I just got. We swapped it on from a 21 to try it not knowing if it would work.

I can't describe the difference. But I do think you can murder the trans with that damn thing .... So I am resisting the urge to buy one for the reasons I stated earlier.
I know why they have to do it, I know why I shouldn’t change it... I just don’t like it, but I’ll live with so I don’t have to scoop my transmission parts up with a shovel.
 

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Not saying they shouldn't make them, just that personally I have no use for one.
Just like I have no personal use for a 4wd, or even a lifted 2wd.
 

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