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Putting a Transfer case and Straigth axle in a 2wd ranger?

How hard would that be?
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First SEARCH.


Second what are the specs of you truck all we know is that its 2wd. what year model motor tranny blah blah ugh ............................
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Welcome from Gresham, Zach!

Search first, but let us know what you have, what you know, and what the plans for the truck are.
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Its a 1997, with a 3.0 liter v6, automatic, standard cab, long bed
and i want make my own mounts and run a straight axel with a transfer case. could i put a toyota axel under it with a toyota transfer case? I was gonna make my own drivelines
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Oh boy, sorry to say, but you're no where near ready for something this complex. You need to research what other people have done.

Not one person has ever run a toyota case and front axle. For a reason, as soon so you research, you'll see.
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if you want a passenger drop axle I would highly recommend looking into the Dana300 tcase.

Hell unless you want to directly bolt in a stock ranger/explorer tcase, i would say to research the D300.
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Will a explorer tcase fit and a explorer axle fit?
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rofl

explorer axles are the same

the explorer t-case is the same, but you need a different transmission or just the tail housing which requires taking the transmission apart..


My best advice is to read.. read read read.. I had my Ranger 3 years before I did the SAS, I had wanted to do it since I knew what it was but took a while to learn the skills and knowledge needed to take on such a task.
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yah, will i have to make my own mounts for the tcase?
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No. It bolts to the tranny, but you'll need a 4x4 tranny. I would highly recommend a driver side drop axle. I can't imagine the headaches involved to get a passenger drop axle in there with working 4x4.
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im not trying to sound like an *** but your making yourself sound really stupid. do a little searching and you will find all of your questions.
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He can always do a divorced t-case. Cuts down on needing a new transmission but i'll require getting some sort of intermediate drive shaft and a custom mount
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matt just stop there are much easier ways lol
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You're making a divorced setup sound like its a horrible option... Its really not, and being that he has a long bed shortening up the rear drive shaft a couple feet can't hurt. ****, I should have done that with my ranger, Divorce mount a second t-case.. why the hell didn't I think of that sooner, could have had a D300 and a CUCV D60 front. ugh


There's more than one way to do it.

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yea i agree
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Thats what i was thinking on doing, the divorced tcase, so i dont have to spend the money on another tranny. and sorry for causing trouble im a 17 yr old kid, just trying to get some help
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dude your not causing problems lol there is just a ton of info on this site you just need to do a little digging
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alright ill look around thanks
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I was17 when i got mine.. Just read around, try out therangerstation.com and pirate4x4.com for a lot of info.

I know a guy who had a 95? He divorce mounted an NP205 which is one of the most badass, bulletproof tcases to go into a production vehicle.. Its all possible, learning to weld and reading a lot goes a LONG way.

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