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Auto to 6 speed swap

So I have a Ford Ranger I am sick to death of with it's four wheel drive problems and being too small. I know of a late 90's Cummins powerd Dodge 4x4 but it's an automatic and I hate auto's. How hard would it be to swap a 6 speed manual into it. Will I have to change transfercase's and driveshafts? Would a 6 speed out of a 1 ton fit or will it have to be out of a 3/4 ton. I just want to know what I'm looking at before I consider buying it. Thanks

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I just had mine swapped. Its a lot of work, but i think worth it in the end. The input shaft spline for the transfer case is different. (I forget which way it is...but one has a 29 spline shaft and the other has a 23 spline shaft.) If the engine is a 24v, you'd either need to get it reflashed with the manual program (can get software and do it with a Smarty). If the engine is a 12 valve, it's easy since there wont be so many codes thrown. The rear driveshaft has to be shortened, and the front lenghtened. You'd also need the different clutch and brake pedals. And the 6spd can come out of any truck you want it out long as its an NV5600.

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