Manual transmission conversion.

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    The killer 10 speed has killed my love of this truck
     
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    So long as the company offers the drivetrain option anywhere in the world, the conversion can be done with no flack from the fed...
     
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    Setting an appointment with the local dealer today!
     
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    It's for trucks built on or before 2/12/2019, but I've heard others have trouble with trucks built a little bit later. I will say from first hand experience, It's a night and day transformation.

    I think they left some of the programming from the much heavier F150 in for the early trucks, so they are overcompensating for the weight of the larger truck.
     
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    @tfthfavor, I obviously wasn't very clear on that. Not talking about importing a brand new truck. I'm very aware of the 25 year rule and the nightmare associated with attempting to import something.

    I was talking more about getting a either a brand new transmission/transfer case sent over or maybe even from a wrecked Ranger vice trying to get a transfer case from an F150 matched up to a mustang 6 speed.

    As I said...way out of my lane, so not even sure if that is feasible.
     
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    parts aren't that hard, but people want several severed limbs as payment, plus freight to get something across the ocean. It's even hard to get a wrecked car over even if it's a "half cut" since they all have to be blessed by the noodly appendage of the EPA.
     
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    I don't think it would be any easier trying to mount a AU-spec ranger transmission than a part off a 20 year old chevy.
     
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    Agreed, you'd probably need several other people's arms and legs to pay for the oddball stuff like trans mounts, crossmembers, etc that would be required to fit it in the correct spot, and then you would have the problem of mating to the gas engine which i'm not even sure is offered anywhere but North America.
     
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    Not to mention the AU spec trans probably has a reversed shift gate (RHD)
     
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    Which is why I mentioned going with something from PI "would it be a better idea to track down something from the maybe Philippines (same side of the road.."

    Either way, sounds like a bridge too far and OP might be getting his transmission updated so it shifts to his liking.
     
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    That is exactly where the end state is!!!
     
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    It’s not the fed... It’s the state level that you have to worry about. Here in Idaho the emissions are the federal standards, but some states have some pretty strict enforcement. Due to my past experiences with modified vehicles I tend to be somewhat conservative as to how far I'll go. After all my JKU is really a Silverado in camouflage...
     
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    Sorry - on modern vehicles there really is no reasonable way to do this. You stand a fighting chance if both models were here in the US from the start and you could convert using used parts of a wrecked rig...

    Have you looked at the mustang gear ratios? Generally speaking, car trans and truck trans are very different, different gear ratios and different design intent.

    Also it's rare that a 2wd trans will fit a tcase without a new case or extensive mods.

    What are your plans for center console mods for the shifter?

    What are your plans for clutch pedal? "IF" you could source one from overseas, it may not even fit.

    If for some miracle all this fits...what happens when you have a problem, call up Ford Malaysia and get a part shipped and wait 2 weeks?

    I appreciate your enthusiasm....but don't think it's a reasonable project.
     
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    3E490FCC-FB80-40D4-B1D5-80D244981737.jpeg Just but a nice MX5 and get all the shifting you desire and leave the truck alone.
     

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