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reader585 01-31-2010 04:39 PM

Manul transfer case Question
Hey I have a 02 FX4 with the BW 1354 tcase. If i take off the shift motor can i bolt up the manual linkage to it and have it work or am i having a pipe dream.


Downey 01-31-2010 04:50 PM

no you need a manual 1354. you can take the shift motor off and turn it with pliers but thats a pain in that ass when your laying in the mud. (ask me how i know)

reader585 01-31-2010 04:53 PM

F&^%$. Why wont it work. What is stopping it from engaging.

Redneckstone 01-31-2010 04:55 PM

its completely different set ups.

Downey 01-31-2010 04:56 PM

^^ what stone said. what problems are you having with your tcase?

reader585 01-31-2010 04:57 PM

So the only way i can get a Manual Transfer case in my truck is if I put a actual manual transfer case. This is so gay, i found a guy on ebay who is selling the linkage for a 1354 for 35 bucks.

reader585 01-31-2010 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by Downey (Post 1587689)
^^ what stone said. what problems are you having with your tcase?

None, I just want a manual transfer case, thats all. One less electrical thing that could go wrong.

Downey 01-31-2010 04:57 PM

buy the linkage i know where a 1354m is for 100 if the guy still has it

reader585 01-31-2010 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by Downey (Post 1587692)
buy the linkage i know where a 1354m is for 100 if the guy still has it

Is that the whole transfer case.

Downey 01-31-2010 05:04 PM

yes but idk if thats the linkage too i just emailed him to see if he still had it. if he does i can have my brother pick it up and ship it to you

reader585 01-31-2010 05:26 PM

Also does anyone make a upgrade kit for these t-cases.

whippersnapper02 01-31-2010 05:28 PM

Only whole new T cases are offered. Atlas makes one and Stak has been saying they will make one. If you just run down fire trails you don't need a manual case.

reader585 01-31-2010 05:30 PM

Ya but i plan on making this in to a serious off road truck in a few years. So the less electrical i can have on it the better. Plus..... it just looks better.

whippersnapper02 01-31-2010 05:31 PM

Well be prepared to drop about 2000 on an Atlas.

reader585 01-31-2010 05:33 PM

What. Umm if i can get my hands on a used BW1354 and rebuild it I think it is safe to say that it will be far less then 2000, lol and I am not building a race truck, Just something the is dependable, and easy maintance. Don't get me wrong I would love to get my hands on a Atlas, but they are way to expansive.

Bird76Mojo 01-31-2010 08:13 PM

What years of trucks have that 1354 case? Is it only the manual or electric shift model or what? I've got several transfer cases laying around out of Bronco II's Most are the electric shift variety though..

This may be an option for me...

GB :)

Downey 01-31-2010 08:32 PM

^^ bIIs only came with 1350 tcase. the 1354 started in 90 behind the 4.0s and they had manual tcase till 97 but most were electric then in 02 and 03 i think they had the manual 1354

Bird76Mojo 01-31-2010 08:35 PM

Any particular ways of identifying the cases by numbers or anything else??

GB :)

Downey 01-31-2010 08:39 PM

the 1350 has a slip yoke from out put shaft or you can read the tag.

Bird76Mojo 01-31-2010 08:42 PM

So the output on the case is basically a splined hole then and not a bolt flange??

GB :)

Downey 01-31-2010 08:47 PM

^^^ yes



Bird76Mojo 01-31-2010 08:50 PM

Thanks. Sorry for the threadjack guys..

GB :)

Downey 01-31-2010 08:55 PM

its cool man im sure he wont care

reader585 02-01-2010 03:47 AM

No i dont care man. It was a good question.

Lone_Ranger 02-01-2010 05:28 AM

IIRC, the big difference between the two is that with the manual the linkage goes right through the back of the t-case, whereas with the autos the motor just plugs in to the front. I'm not 100% but I remember something about that.

I wouldn't worry too much about buying a used t-case. Its not too difficult to spin it by hand to listen for noises, but they weren't really bad for blowing up but occasionally they'll wear out due to high mileage (like anything else). If its clean, doesn't look tampered with, and doesn't smell burnt then I wouldn't worry too much about it. They're pretty hearty units. LR

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