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ranger od box

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79k20350, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    so im looking into overdrives and found the ranger box. it bolts in between the bellhousing and a 465. seems like this is alot easier than finding/ fixing a nv4500 and would work perfect with a 6.2. anyone had expierience with one of em? heres a link http://www.high-impact.net/transmission_and_gear/rangeroverdrive.htm
     
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    My buddy had a crewcab for while with the Ranger box. Sadly, he sold it again to get something smaller - a K5. :(

    IMO its better than an NV4500. Since its a separate auxilary trans, it fills in the wide ratio gaps, plus you get the OD (available as an OD or UD depending on your needs).
     
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    i know that im just wondering whos acutualy used one. is it practical having 2 shifters? hows it hold up, that tyoe of thing.
     
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    My buddy there said he ended up leaving the Ranger shifter alone for most driving... normally only shifting it to get OD on the highway. But the most load he ever had in it was some camping gear under the canopy.

    The man should be shot for not ever letting me drive it. Shot again for selling it. And shot a 3rd time for not selling to me. :mad: :mad: :mad: :haha:

    His truck had been changed to bucket seats. The 465 shifter had been re-shaped, but the 205 shifter was the same... just ~8" further back. Why the 205 shifter wasn't moved forward is beyond me. Dodge's often had goofball linkages for their for their 205s anyways. The truck was a '79 K30 crew with a 350. The trans had been in there for most of its life. I wish I could remember the the odometer reading.
     
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    thanks that helps, ill be going twin stick eventually so ill have to bend them to fit. the 465 shifter shouldnt be that hard to get to work either
     

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