Tag Archives: Manual Transmission

2019 Ford Ranger – 5 Misses

What We Didn’t

Ford got totally wrong with the 2019 Ranger.

By SID297

Earlier this week we published a list of what we here at SVTP consider to be 5 of the best features of the upcoming 2019 Ford Ranger.  However, with the good comes the bad.  While this is purely an opinion piece, we believe this list tracks right to the heart of former Ranger owners.  Traditionally, Ranger buyers seemed to like their trucks more ‘trucky’ than most other truck buyers.  So it stands to reason our list is made up of those burlier features that make a small truck more capable and engaging.  Without further adieu, here is SVTP’s list of Five 2019 Ford Ranger Misses.

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Tech: Shelby GT500 6R80 Auto Trans Swap

Shifty Business

SVTP Member builds the Mustang SVT didn’t.

By SID297

For over 20 years SVT built an impress stable of Mustangs, but the one thing they never did was offer one with an automatic transmission.  While the reason for that tends to be the sports car tradition, it does leave some buyers out in the cold.  Whether it’s a necessity of circumstances (such as an injury) or just a quest for increased drag strip performance, there’s a great many SVT Shelby Mustang GT500 owners who would be thrilled if their 6-Speeds were shifted automatically.

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Tech: 2015+ Mustang Tri-Ax Shifter Install

Shift Change

Installing Steeda’s billet Tri-Ax shifter for 2015+ Mustang GTs

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Steeda Autosports

These days the automatic transmissions work so well that drivers who choose a manual transmission must really love that visceral connection between man and machine. There is nothing quite like the control and feel you get banging through the gears on your own, but more often than not the factory shifters are so dampened and isolated they rob you of some of that fun.
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News: UK 2015 Mustang Production

The Right Stuff

Right-hand-drive 2015 Mustangs are headed to the United Kingdom

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Since January 2,000 customers in the United Kingdom have ordered 2015 Mustangs, and dealers there have ordered additional stock to keep pace with demand. The first of the right-hand-drive S550s meant for UK consumption have rolled off the assembly line at Flat Rock and are headed across the pond, and those will be well-optioned models
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