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two bolt holes need for manual TC?

Apparently your tranny has to be predrilled to accept the linkage for a transfer case. Looks like mine doesn't. It looks like there are bosses (flat areas that are not drilled out). I'm wondering if these are the correct location to drill and tap. If no, is there another way to mount the TC?

Any help would be appreciated. A purchase is pending this info.

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The other side. Is this the side that needs holes? If so, are they in the location of the bosses where I can drill and tap them?


The top side:
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Do you have your manual TC and see how its linkage works?


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With the wrong tail housing, it'll still mount to it, you just wont have any way to engage 4wd without the bosses on the tailhousing for the bracketry..

I'm not 100% positive, I would suggest searching around in the Manual T-case threads. Check out their tailhousings that are correct.

I would be realy careful if those are the correct holes... It's only aluminum, and if you go too far, well, it won't be pretty....
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Okay, here is a KNOWN FX4 LII housing and linkage:
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He does NOT have the right tailhousing and it won't work for the swap. It will bolt up like I said, but no way to connect the linkage and secure it to the tailhousing.

PM Toreador4x4 about a tailhousing, I believe he has an extra and they're very hard to come by!

Thanks for posting those pics Grant! Finalized my advice! lol
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Edit- pic alreadt posted.

The backhousing- is that an easy swap? Just unbolt the old and bolt on the new?
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Yeah. Just bolt the new one and good to go. I personally gave up on finding all the parts. If I was keeping my truck I would just get a Stak case when they finished the adapter housing for Rangers.
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i didnt even know stak was making an adapter housing...
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i didnt even know stak was making an adapter housing...
At least for the manuals they are.

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At least for the manuals they are.

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I send them an email every month or so, there website has said that since it went up.
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Back on the tailhousing- what kind of interchange swaps over. Will a BII or 2.9L Ranger tailhousing from a manual swap out for a 4.0 manual tranny?

Will an automatic tailhousing swap over to a manual tranny? If so, just 4.0 or will the 2.9 ranger or BII work also?
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Back on the tailhousing- what kind of interchange swaps over. Will a BII or 2.9L Ranger tailhousing from a manual swap out for a 4.0 manual tranny?

Will an automatic tailhousing swap over to a manual tranny? If so, just 4.0 or will the 2.9 ranger or BII work also?

No, no, and no. The ONLY tailhousing you can use came from the 02 or 03 trucks with manual transmissions AND manual T-case. You can use older tailhousings from the manual tranny but you won't have the OSS hole and therefore no speedo.
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That's why a member on here gave up... Finding that tail housing.

It's really hard to find, and when you find it, it's realy expensive!
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i found it and it was pretty cheap
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my current set up with a 700r4 automatic tranny left me without a speedometer. With a GPS it hasn't been that big of a deal. Thanks for all the info. This has been enlightening.
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