Chris H. wrote:
Hmmm…if I remember correctly, the 4.0L was found in several different Ford vehicles - probably each with different engine mounts.
4WD and a stick shift conversion should be an easy job - question is, manual first or 4WD conversion first?
At the same time, don't do a bunch of work twice. Also I understand it's common to bold the transmission on to the engine outside the vehicle and put the assembly in together, saving the bother of stabbing the transmission into the engine while laying on your back.
Rangers have electronic 4WD controls so I'm not sure how that's going to work. Probably just involves wiring. I plan to convert my Rodeo to 4WD when I put a new transmission in and the guys on PlanetIsuzoo said it wouldn't be too difficult for my truck but you probably should check with some Ford guys.
The Ranger FX4 Level II came with a manual case, it was probably available in other models too.
I love the electronic case in my GM but only because of the Auto4WD button. With only regular 2HI/4HI/Neutral/4LO I think I'd prefer a manual case.
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