Shifter base for Ranger M5R1

Shifter base for conversions using Mazda R1 (M5OD) 5 speed manual trans:

  • Only fits transmissions sourced from these models:
    • 1988-1994 Ford Ranger (North America, all except 2.9L V6 before 1991)
    • 1988-1994 Ford Aerostar
    • 1991-1994 Ford Explorer
    • 1991-1994 Ford Explorer Sport
    • 1991-1994 Mazda Navajo
    • 1994 Mazda B-series pickup (North America)
    • 1995-2011 Ford Ranger pickup (North America)
    • 1995-2002 Ford Explorer
    • 1995-2003 Ford Explorer Sport
    • 2001-2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    • 1995-2009 Mazda B-series pickup (North America)
    • NOT available for F150 models - see the complete kits
      • Does NOT FIT any other model
  • Intended as a replacement for the Hurst base in kits # 3915020 & 5021
    • Hurst stick required - NOT INCLUDED! Use #4106 for OE replacement; 11-12" stick length required for custom work
      • Longer sticks can cause the stub to break due to excess leverage
        • For custom jobs requiring a longer stick, email us
    • Stub depth varies by model & year - confirm yours!
      • 1988-1994 Ranger: stock stub = 118mm overall, 70mm below gasket
      • 1995-2011 Ranger: stock stub = 127mm overall, 78.5mm below gasket
      • 1988-1998 F150: stock stub = 129mm overall, 80mm below gasket
      • 1999-2008 F150: stock stub = 144mm overall, 91mm below gasket
  • This is the same base used by the new Core Shifters kits for Ranger

Hurst stick #4106 is required (NOT included, sold separately). Other brands and homemade sticks are discouraged. Stick mount has 3/8"-24 threaded holes spaced 7/8" apart on center + mating serrations for a Hurst stick on one face.

Kit includes Core Shifters base, gasket, mounting hardware, dust cover boot, and installation instructions. Throw reduction depends on model and stick but ranges from 30-45%.

The base is built by Core Shifters using proven components inside a custom housing:

  • High-strength billet steel gear selector stub w/ induction hardened tip
  • Hardened steel cross-pin & glass-reinforced polyamide fulcrum pivot ring
  • Self-centering cross-gate bias springs with heat treated spring seats
  • CNC-machined billet aluminum housing with steel wear clips
  • Laser-cut steel lid