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manual transfer case

Does anyone know what year and what vehicles came with a manual BW 1354 transfer case? I live by the biggest junk yard on the east coast and would like to do this swap to my 01 explorer sport.
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91-94 explorers
93-97 rangers
02-03 fx4(02) fx4lvl2(03) rangers
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did they ever come in bronco II by any chance?
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did they ever come in bronco II by any chance?
Bronco II's had the 1350 - similar in outward appearance to the 1354 but rated for a lower torque capacity.
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My t case now is electric. Is there going to be any diffuculty swapping out to a manual. Such as speedometer or any other controls or is it a easy and straight forward switch? This electric one is nothing but trouble everytime it gets wet it decides to not work. Im building this rig to be reliable.
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GOOD question.....I too need to find this out.

If you get one out of a FX4, there shouldn't be any difference because your speedo is electronic, and the tcase is came from a electronic speedo truck.....but what if you run a cable speedo'd tcase? When did they go to electric speedo??
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I'm pretty sure they measure speed either in the transmission(not tcase) or on the axle.
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shoot...wow..i feel stupi. duh! I just did the trans swap....yes! the speed is measured on the tail end of the trans...not the tcase.
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On older vehicles the speed was taken from the transfer case.
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point taken
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What kind of ranger had the manual 13-54? I saw one today that had the 2.9 motor but no tag on the tcase to find out what it was. All the newer rangers with the manual tcase have what motor? Any help would be appreciated. What do I need to look for?
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What kind of ranger had the manual 13-54? I saw one today that had the 2.9 motor but no tag on the tcase to find out what it was. All the newer rangers with the manual tcase have what motor? Any help would be appreciated. What do I need to look for?
4.0, i could be mistaken though
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digging a little....

but also keep in mind that just because the engine is automatic (on the older vehicles) doesn't mean it didn't have a manual t-case. BUT, on 02 and 03 rangers, you had to have the FX4 (for 02) or FX4 Level II (03) models AND manual transmission to get the manual t-case
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if you want to keep your stock front drive shaft you will need one from a newer ranger only.
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if you want to keep your stock front drive shaft you will need one from a newer ranger only.
I actually need to ask about that. I've located a BW1354M, but from older rangers. They don't use the cup flange for the front DS do they? That'd be my problem. I'm not running my stock DS anyhow, I have the super lift shaft, but now I'm worried about the front DS mating up. An adapter would work, but that's just more money.
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I actually need to ask about that. I've located a BW1354M, but from older rangers. They don't use the cup flange for the front DS do they? That'd be my problem. I'm not running my stock DS anyhow, I have the super lift shaft, but now I'm worried about the front DS mating up. An adapter would work, but that's just more money.
you would need an adaptor.....Beard (zabeard) has one on his truck.....PM him about where he got his adaptor.....
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I actually need to ask about that. I've located a BW1354M, but from older rangers. They don't use the cup flange for the front DS do they? That'd be my problem. I'm not running my stock DS anyhow, I have the super lift shaft, but now I'm worried about the front DS mating up. An adapter would work, but that's just more money.
What you need is a DS from a 93-97 TTB ranger or a 91-94 TTB Explorer. It will bolt up to the older style case and it will be long enough to use with your lift. Then you could probably sell the superlift shaft and make a little cash off of it. It might also be possible to use the superlift shaft if you remove the adapter piece on the end of it, but i'm not sure it would be long enough then. A little trial and error will tell for sure.


BTW Maurice I think you need to re-read his post. It looks like you missed what he was asking.
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What you need is a DS from a 93-97 TTB ranger or a 91-94 TTB Explorer. It will bolt up to the older style case and it will be long enough to use with your lift. Then you could probably sell the superlift shaft and make a little cash off of it.


BTW Maurice I think you need to re-read his post. It looks like you missed what he was asking.
he can take the adaptor flange off his Superlift shaft and it will bolt up to the older style BW1354.......
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he can take the adaptor flange off his Superlift shaft and it will bolt up to the older style BW1354.......

OR, I could just find a 2002 BW 13-54M for under $400, muahahaha. Shipping out today I believe! Now I just need to local the FX4 off-Road/LevelII (02/03) shift linkage, leather boot, and bezel!

Edit: I need to be more like you mid-west boys and not say anything about mods until I can do them and post pics.
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BTW Maurice I think you need to re-read his post. It looks like you missed what he was asking.
read his orgional post that i quoted......that is what i was answering too, not his edited post......
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Edit: I need to be more like you mid-west boys and not say anything about mods until I can do them and post pics.
see we all ask secretely about things......PM and emails fly between us all the time
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you would need an adaptor.....Beard (zabeard) has one on his truck.....PM him about where he got his adaptor.....
You posted that^ as an answer to this:

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I actually need to ask about that. I've located a BW1354M, but from older rangers. They don't use the cup flange for the front DS do they? That'd be my problem. I'm not running my stock DS anyhow, I have the super lift shaft, but now I'm worried about the front DS mating up. An adapter would work, but that's just more money.

That is simply wrong. No argument about it. You needed to re-read his question. Now if it were the other way around and he was trying to use an older shaft with a newer case then you would be correct. No need to post negative smileys directed at me for correcting you.
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That is simply wrong. No argument about it. You needed to re-read his question. Now if it were the other way around and he was trying to use an older shaft with a newer case then you would be correct. No need to post negative smileys directed at me for correcting you.
ummmm......i am correcting you.....they DO make an adaptor to go from the older style flange to the newer style driveshaft and vice versa.....
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