I have been thinking of a 4bt swap lately. I currently own a 1997 ford ranger 4x4 with a 5 speed. I would like to put a d44 up front to get rid of the twin i-beam junk and a rear end from an explorer with discs out back. I was just wondering if there is a way to retain my 5 speed tranny? or would it be just as easy to find a nv4500 to stick behind it? has anyone done a swap like this?