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What did you guys do with the crossmember and pinion angle for a T5 I have the M5ODR2 in my truck and you dont really have to change anything for that. I couldn't find any clear answers in the tech section. I am waiting for a few things to come in the mail then Im gonna pull the motor so I can mock up the hydraulic clutch system a test it. I can do a lil write up on what I did. but I dont want to pull this motor again after this so any one have pictures and measurements that would be great.
 


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Bird76mojo put a T5 in his... he doesn't have a build thread that I found.

Maybe search his posts... he usually documented most of the things he did to his truck in the forums somewhere.
 

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Bird76mojo put a T5 in his... he doesn't have a build thread that I found.

Maybe search his posts... he usually documented most of the things he did to his truck in the forums somewhere.
Ok thanks I might have to do a build thread on this, So its in one place for 83-93 I believe the frames are the same for 2wd single cab regular beds.
 

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Ok thanks I might have to do a build thread on this, So its in one place for 83-93 I believe the frames are the same for 2wd single cab regular beds.
That link I posted said he just used his 2.0L crossmember. Welded holes up ground flat and drilled proper holes. I'm not sure how much different in height the tail shafts are between the two transmissions... you think it's enough to affect pinion angle?
 

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That link I posted said he just used his 2.0L crossmember. Welded holes up ground flat and drilled proper holes. I'm not sure how much different in height the tail shafts are between the two transmissions... you think it's enough to affect pinion angle?
Anything is possible. I would rather be safe then sorry. Thats why im trying to get as much info as I can. My results could be drastically different from his truck. The mounts look similar from M5OD-R2 to T5 just position is most like different. Simple things are my favorite especially when im pressed for time.
 

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I know Rick's rangers on eBay sales a crossmember he say works perfect for a t5 trans.he said someone on his ranger forum on facebook used it and it worked perfectly.so that's probably what I ll be purchasing in the very near future.let me know what u find out on yours either way.i was hoping my factory one would work but sounds like from u it may not.i asked bird76mojo last yr that question but he hasn't responded.not sure if he answers questions anymore.i hasn't seen any responses from him in a while.
 

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I know Rick's rangers on eBay sales a crossmember he say works perfect for a t5 trans.he said someone on his ranger forum on facebook used it and it worked perfectly.so that's probably what I ll be purchasing in the very near future.let me know what u find out on yours either way.i was hoping my factory one would work but sounds like from u it may not.i asked bird76mojo last yr that question but he hasn't responded.not sure if he answers questions anymore.i hasn't seen any responses from him in a while.
I dont think bird is on here anymore. But if you raise the tail of the trans to gigh or low that will effect angle on the u joints. Some people claim there trans lines right up to the ranger crossmember no new holes required. I will have too see.
 

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That post uncle Gump was referring to was from when I asked about it last yr.he said he used front shift rear socket trans from modern drive line new t5 trans he said.he did also say he used his oem 2.0l crossmember and filled in the holes like uncle Gump said.never mentioned anything about pinion angles at all though.hope this helps
 

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i had the 2.9 v6 and auto. Crossmember almost lined up with my t5. Made a 1/4“ bracket and welded it To the crossmember. As far as the pinion angle it was pretty spot on from the get go.
 


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