An example of these transmissions used in a single vehicle line would be in recent versions of the Ford Ranger pickup where the lighter-duty 5R44E is mated to a 3. We do not quote a standard rebuild charge since we do not know in advance what parts might be needed beyond the usual bearings, seals, gaskets, etc. Feel free to use my letter or pictures if you care to. This will protect your transmission, and provide the packaging for the return shipment. If you are confident in your skills and wish to simply purchase the parts you need, please call our sales office to check price and availability for the items you need. Because Gear Vendors is the only product you can shift under throttle you will have far greater performance and economy. The 4R44E was used in lighter-duty applications, namely with 4-cylinder or 3.
Today not many cars are equipped with manual transmissions. Call toll free at 800-216-1632. By 1969, young male drivers from ages 16 to 25 were deemed to be high risks behind the wheel of powerful muscle cars by most car insurance companies causing skyrocketing insurance premiums. Performance parts such as Hurst shifters were just as readily available for 3-speeds as with 4-speeds. The toughest built best performing auxiliary transmission you can buy is the overdrive from Drivetrain Specialist.
Once we have completed the teardown and inspection of your gearbox and gears, we will contact you with an estimate of your total cost of the rebuild. The Gear Vendors is not just the best overdrive you can put in your Ford muscle car or restoration — it represents a tremendous gain in performance, mileage, and fun factor, with higher hp handling than any other overdrive available and installs in just a Saturday morning with regular hand tools. First I was impressed with the neat, very nice job, your packing and shipping crew did. Most 3-speeds were configured so that first gear in the shifter pattern was located where second gear was on a 4-speed. If you have a core transmission that you would like to send us for credit, we will gladly accept that for evaluation toward any credit value on the parts, subject to our inspection of the transmission or individual gears as may apply. We offer an online parts price guide see link below with many of the popular pieces listed.
The two major versions of this new transmission were the 4R44E and 4R55E. Two-year warranty rated at 30,000 pounds applications for Ford, most beneficial when used in commuters, tow vehicles, 5th wheels and Motor homes. Put simply, it is our perspective that drives our behaviour. In some cases opting for the 3-speed instead of the 4-speed dropped insurance costs for this demographic just enough for them to afford both the muscle car purchase and insurance. The balance including return shipping cost will be assessed on completion of the work. It was replaced by the 4R44E and 4R55E in 1995. Our address here in Milford, Ohio is a commercial address.
Above all, drivers win because this new engine is specifically designed and engineered for terrific fuel economy. She is right, no expense has been spared on the re-make of this fun little truck. I must have measured right! Their goal: To design a technically advanced, super-efficient three-cylinder engine that delivers the same performance as a four-cylinder, but with much higher fuel economy and lower emissions. Not only do you get performance without engine modification, but the overdrive will pay for itself in fuel mileage alone. Today, Ford Motor Company has 12 vehicles that lead their sales segments in fuel economy and four vehicles that deliver at least 40 mpg, a lineup no other automaker can match. The C5 was used in the 1983-1985 4X4 Ford Ranger.
The 4-speed eventually replaced it and was then replaced by the 5-speed. Add to this the savings in wear you get from slowing the engine down 22% so that the same rpm's that currently take you only 500 miles will now take you 640 miles. The 4R55E was short-lived however as it was replaced in all instances where it was used with the newer 5R55E during the 1997 model year. We have the special tools and equipment in our shop, plus the experience of many rebuilds to provide you with competent and efficient repair of your transmission. Ford has achieved fuel-economy improvement of as much as 20 percent by shrinking engines and by using direct-injection technology that feeds precise amounts of fuel to cylinders. All our kits bolt directly to the rear of the transmission, you can manually control the unit or we suggest you flip switch when leaving city limits sign and turn it off when you get to next city limit sign. Also available for early Ford automobiles.
The transmissions are fundamentally similar in design, varying only in the durability of key components based on the type of duty they were to be used for. If you came readied with cash or if you're ready to fund, you can locate a great car at the dealership. Then rev back up and hit the button for 2nd-over. Your engine will turn the same revs it does now in 500 miles but take you 640 miles. We request that all service jobs be discussed and reserved in advance.
The following links provide specific application information, performance data that you can expect and the price data for your specific vehicle. If you would prefer to send your transmission here in Cincinnati, Ohio for service, please contact us for more specific information. We apologize for any inconvenience or delay resulting from this policy. The 3-speeds were just as beefy and robust as their 4-speed counterparts. It was the first 5-speed electronically controlled transmission in an American vehicle. Nevertheless, is it a discovered behaviour or just in us? In just a little over 2 weeks of driving I've already noticed I'm not having to unsnap my tonneau cover and fill the fuel cell as often.
Anyone new to the the muscle car hobby will quickly stumble across a golden era muscle car with a floor-mounted 3-speed manual transmission. The performance and sound of the motor is tremendous as it goes through 6 full throttle close ratio shifts. Regular side loader transmissions take about 6. The one-piece assembly lowers the temperature of the exhaust gases. You'll need an auxiliary overdrive transmission capable of gear splitting.
Performance while accelerating or climbing grades is greatly improved by the availability of 6 forward ratios. Need more information on how to save gas or diesel fuel? Any auxiliary that requires you to lift off the accelerator or is not intended to shift frequently is not going to give you this performance. Make a day of visiting the owners of these trips, so you can view them face to face and, if you're interested, begin to negotiate a better cost. The Final Drive Ratio shows you how many times the engine turns for one complete turn of the tires. Note how the one shown has a smoother bellhousing than the one on the engine stand. Our overdrive kits are very complete and are designed for your specific vehicle, detailed installation instructions are included in kit, and installation is also available. The other photo is of a C5 from a Ford Ranger that someone added a transfer case doubler to.