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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)




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Installed the new air intake tube and gave it a good run from NY to MA. Other than the constant 3rd-4th-3rd shifting caused by the 3.45 gears it carved the mountain road well. It really was nice to not hear the rattling of the shifter knob.

The beer fetcher got me back and forth to the orthopedic doc and now the truck will have a vacation because my right shoulder is going to be operated on, finally after 20+ years of the issue, next week so because it, the truck, is a standard I will not be allowed to drive it for a couple weeks, as if I really drive all that far anyways with my 5k miles I put on it a year.

I think I am in more of a relationship with my truck than the GF because I spend an obscene amount of money on a truck that sits more than its driven where as the GF gets the scraps left over from the expenditure... :icon_twisted:
 
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They look like a hybrid of 90 Ranger and fox-body Mustang.
 

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Not what I did to it, but what's being done. It's in my friend Rick's shop. Getting a locker, 4.10 gears and a shift kit put in the transmission.

He put a shift kit in my Mustang's transmission while it was being rebuilt after it failed about six weeks ago. He describes it as not being a neck jerker. He's correct. Doesn't jerk your neck, but you definitely know it shifted, even into OD. Mikey likes it! It's not a purchased shift kit, it's something Rick does himself.
 

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Not what I did to it, but what's being done. It's in my friend Rick's shop. Getting a locker, 4.10 gears and a shift kit put in the transmission.

He put a shift kit in my Mustang's transmission while it was being rebuilt after it failed about six weeks ago. He describes it as not being a neck jerker. He's correct. Doesn't jerk your neck, but you definitely know it shifted, even into OD. Mikey likes it! It's not a purchased shift kit, it's something Rick does himself.
Funny.... I've never liked an automatic that slammed into the next gear. I much prefer the shift to be smooth as silk.
 

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Funny.... I've never liked an automatic that slammed into the next gear. I much prefer the shift to be smooth as silk.
You may like smooth shifts but I can assure you the transmission doesn’t.
 

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Funny.... I've never liked an automatic that slammed into the next gear. I much prefer the shift to be smooth as silk.
Besides, I believe I said it doesn't slam into the next gear. It is just firm enough that you most definitely know it shifted. I don't like slushy shifts. And has already been said, neither does the transmission.
 
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You may like smooth shifts but I can assure you the transmission doesn’t.
Besides, I believe I said it doesn't slam into the next gear. It is just firm enough that you most definitely know it shifted. I don't like slushy shifts. And has already been said, neither does the transmission.
Strange. My brand new car shifted so smooth the only way I knew it had shifted was seeing the tach drop, and hearing the engine RPMs drop. I guess there was something wrong with my brand new transmission.
 

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Transmissions will shift that way for a certain amount of time (they're gambling for til the end of the warranty period), but the transmission internals will last longer and hold more horsepower with firmer shifts. Soft shifts are like slipping a clutch on a manual transmission to get going smoother, sure it works and will do it for a while, but there's more wear on the clutch...

The wife and I both have 5.0L Explorers, mine has had transmission work (since it was FRIED when I got it, oops, didn't know any better) and a shift kit and such, it shifts firm but doesn't just throw you back (it is a 5000lb pig). Drove my wife's a couple weeks ago and it was weird just shifting smooth... I probably need to pull that thing and go through it...
 

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Strange. My brand new car shifted so smooth the only way I knew it had shifted was seeing the tach drop, and hearing the engine RPMs drop. I guess there was something wrong with my brand new transmission.
Your brand new transmission shifts that way because people like you expect them to. If you bought a new vehicle and it shifted hard you would insist something was wrong with it so manufacturers specifically set the shift timing for smoothness.

But smooth shifts mean the clutches and bands are being very slowly engaged and released which makes a ton of heat since they are slipping. Heat kills automatic transmissions. Fast hard shifts keep the transmission cooler so there is less physical wear happening.

So once again, you like smooth shifts, the transmission does not. There's nothing wrong with your transmission but it's designed poorly from the factory so you can go "wow I didn't even feel it shift"
 
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