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Old 03-21-2011, 12:26 PM
Cooter83 Cooter83 is offline
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Default 5spd w/ 3" body lift center console

I lifted my Ranger with a 3" body lift. I got the 3" shifter extension and just recently decided to install a center console. The problem is, when I place the center console as forward as possible, the shifter is holding the console back while in 2nd gear. It's worse when the shifter is in reverse. If i move the center console back, it leaves a gap where the front of the console connects to the dash. I'm thinking about just bending the shifter to make it fit. Anyone done this mod with a lifted Ranger with 5spd before?

In the two pictures below, you can see that the console is fitting correctly. Although, when I shift into 2nd gear, the shifter hits the console and pushes it away from the dash to get into 2nd gear. When placed in reverse, the gap at the front gets even wider.



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Old 03-21-2011, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: 5spd w/ 3" body lift center console

Man I hope this doesn't happen to me when I do my BL. Let me us know how it turns out.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: 5spd w/ 3" body lift center console

I know some trim the console to allow more room.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:28 PM
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Default Re: 5spd w/ 3" body lift center console

I'm thinking I might just bend the shifter and call it good. I'll keep you guys up on how it's coming along
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: 5spd w/ 3" body lift center console

hmm. hope it works out
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