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M5OD-R1 vs M5OD-R2


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My ranger currently has a 2wd M5OD-R1. When I put in a 302, I want to run the 4x4 M5OD-R2 (with a tcase, obviously), so hooking up the clutch and everything will be easy.

My question is, is will I need to cut another hole in the floor for the shifter, or would I be lucky enough that the R2 shifter will come up through the same hole the R1 uses?
 


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the r2 will be way up to the dashbored....kind of fun to drive...i iwll find pics of mine....also some one told me that if you take the top off the newer f-150s like 97 or 98...that top will put the shifter further back
 

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you see the opening for the stock vs my new one...and this is on a gen 1
 

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What exactly do you mean by taking the top off a 97 or 98?
 

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He's talking about the shift tower. That will give you a little better shifter position. That's if you an get a junkyard to separate a transmission. Really just find a 4.2 6 cylinder because it will have the SBF bolt pattern and use that transmission.

Matt
 

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ya it is an r2...no befor
 

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Hate to dig out and old thread,buttttt has anyone tried a newer M5OD-R2 4x4 transmission from a 4.2 liter F-150?I'm doing a manual upgrade from a 4r44e in my 2001 standard cab Ranger.I have the 60/40 bench seat with the crap/cup holders under the dash on the hump.I'd like to keep the interior as intact as possible.TIA
 

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Won't fit any RBV engine. You would need a 4cly m5od-r1, not the r2.
 

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Won't fit any RBV engine. You would need a 4cly m5od-r1, not the r2.
I'm an ass,sorry.I didn't provide enough info.I'm using the M5OD-R2 from a 4.2L F-150.I will be running an OM617 TD.I have a carbed 3.8L as a back up motor.Just gotta find a manual shift T case that will match the passenger side diff, and allow me to use a cable driven speedo.Guess I should have added that.Sorry bout that.I'm ditching the 2.5L as soon as I find a ditch close by.Wonder what the neighbors would think if I dropped that boat anchor in my ditch? :icon_rofl:
 

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Hey um Stegomon would be interested in updates with the 3.0 to 4.0 sohc swap. same idea i had. mainly for retaining underhood "room", rather than a 90 degree swap (302).
 

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Draggin this out again.. lol building trucks 2.3 with a turbo. swapping out 4r44e for m5r1,BUT going to build it with the 4.0 heavier duty parts.. Do I have it right? Is there an option with this f150 motor mentioned aboved? I don;t think so because i am stayin with 2.3 and thats what the R! is set up for and fits,so i could not go directly to an m5R2 behind the 2.3,correct?... I been buggin folks a bit thank yall I think i got it now and can scare up the parts.I'm in Atlanta and gonna need everything.so if someone here has an m5r1, housing clutch pedals etc. I'm ready to buy.don;t wait if ya got the parts, and want em gone contact me ,I hit local craigslist alot and just sold a bike... hawgford@windstream.net
 

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Draggin this out again.. lol building trucks 2.3 with a turbo. swapping out 4r44e for m5r1,BUT going to build it with the 4.0 heavier duty parts.. Do I have it right? Is there an option with this f150 motor mentioned aboved? I don;t think so because i am stayin with 2.3 and thats what the R! is set up for and fits,so i could not go directly to an m5R2 behind the 2.3,correct?... I been buggin folks a bit thank yall I think i got it now and can scare up the parts.I'm in Atlanta and gonna need everything.so if someone here has an m5r1, housing clutch pedals etc. I'm ready to buy.don;t wait if ya got the parts, and want em gone contact me ,I hit local craigslist alot and just sold a bike... hawgford@windstream.net
F150/M5R2 parts will not be useful to you, nor will the 4.0 trans parts, they are NOT "heavier duty" they simply have higher gear ratios. A four cylinder trans is what you need, don't bother looking for any other M5OD parts.
 

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Thanks S.. so none of the internals from the r2 would help the trans handle the power from the turbo 2.3?. Am suprised ,but I knew that the gear ratios were gonna be different. The orginal plans was to go T 5, but theres hyd cable hassle and even just findin a 4 cyl t5. but i don;t plans on a hot rod truckk nor racing it.beatin on it, just need it to pull Harleys in 4x6 and load in bed,.Thanks for chimin in..
 

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Nope, the R2 is a scaled up R1.

Clutch hydraulics interchange and if you do a little work you can swap shift levers between them (the part with the knob that goes into the cab)

Anything "better" might as well be from a Romulan Warbird, it won't do you any good.
 


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