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Core Shifter Base for stock stick : 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 5 speed (M5R1)



Short throw shifter base for OE replacement on 5 speed manual trans in:

  • 1998-2011 Ford Ranger (North America)
  • 1998-2002 Ford Explorer
  • 1998-2003 Ford Explorer Sport
  • 2001-2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
  • 1998-2009 Mazda B-series pickup (North America)

ONLY FITS 1998 & newer Mazda M5OD-R1 manual trans

  • Replaces FoMoCo #F87Z-7210-CA & Mazda #P5301751XA; P5301751X; P53017511
  • Stick mount on stub has flat machined at REAR & pin keyway at RIGHT
    • Flat & keyway are different on older models, not compatible - see complete kits w/ flat chrome stick
  • Stock stub for this model has an overall length of 127mm w/ 78.5mm below gasket
    • IF your transmission has been serviced or changed, it MAY REQUIRE A DIFFERENT BASE. If you install the wrong one it will not work properly and could cause damage. To confirm, remove shifter stub and measure overall length
  • Does NOT FIT older models, any M5R2, F-150, or any other model
  • IF YOU HAVE A 2"+ BODY LIFT (frame spacers) - see the complete kit with chrome stick for a taller option

Base assembly only, for use with OE stick; NOT compatible with Hurst sticks. Kit includes gasket, mounting hardware, dust cover boot, and installation instructions. Throw is reduced by ~ 33%. 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

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