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Old 04-29-2009
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5.0L Trans and Tcase Questions

Hey Guys- Quick question... A buddy of mine has a 5.0L Mountianeer AWD that he wants to swap to a selectable t-case. Does anybody know if the 1354 manual case will fit behind the 5.0L trans?

What all would be involved in this swap?


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It will fit with an adapter..THe adapter is pricey though...I believe summit has it.
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Advanced adapters makes an adapter.

Also you can run a BW1356, BW4406, and Maybe a BW4407, I know the BW1356 will bolt right up, some of the BW4406 and BW4407 should too.

BW1356 comes in a manual shift, so does a BW4407.
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A bronco case will bolt up but its too big to fit between the frame rails.
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1) Using Advance Adapters special extension housing and other kit parts, you can run a stock BW1354 Ranger/Explorer case behind the Mountaineer's 4R70W transmission. This may also allow the use of matching stock four-door Ex driveshafts that are compatible with the 1354. It should be about $600 for everything from Advance not including the transfer case and driveshafts (if necessary).

2) Many full size Ford manual cases will bolt right up to the factory extension housing on the AWD 4R70W (six bolt and 31 spline). In a 5.0 Ranger, the clearance to the LH frame rail is very tight. In a 5.0 Ex/Mountie, the frame rails are spread apart more so there is more room. Different driveshaft lengths will be required.

Depending on the years of the truck and swapped transfer case, there can be complications with getting the speedometer working. This can be true with either of the above options in a 96~97 5.0 Explorer/Mountaineer. 98~2001 4-door Explorer/Mountaineer do not have this problem because the speedometer signal comes from the rear axle ABS sensor by way of the 4WABS Module.

Here is a How-to for installing a full size 4406 in a 5.0L Explorer/Mountaineer:

I have a manual BW4406 from a 2003 F150 behind the 5.0L/4R70W in my Ranger:

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