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ScottG 4x4 swap

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4x2


one of the many pieces of the puzzle came today



only cost 20.50shipped, not a bad start today


Also have a Borg 1350 manual and 2 spare front driveshafts to modify to fit

and pending the funds, I should have all the front axle parts too

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Gonna be sweet can't wait to see it done. Are you going with the live axle setup or are you going with the older cvs and manual hubs?

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Gonna be sweet can't wait to see it done. Are you going with the live axle setup or are you going with the older cvs and manual hubs?

the stuff i will hopefully getting is a live axle setup from an 02
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R.i.p

R.I.P.

here in lies the thread about a build-up of a 4wd SL'd trac. the idea was killed by the tri-fecta of knowledge whose powers can only be employed by a wife; reason, logic, and practical sense.

the wife shall remain namless and she will remain innocent until proven guilty. the trac will live on in 2wd form, and will receive a lift in its own right, but it will never be the same again. nor as much fun to drive in the maine winters.

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disclaimer: this post is written in good humor, no insult is intended, and no offense should be taken on the part of the wife mentioned here in.
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that sucks

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Thats almost as bad as knifed....lol
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HAHAHAHA


and it starts up again

I have a line on most parts again

Need a shifter linkage for my transfer case, and a front diff with 4.10s

and some other odds and ends
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haha, yahoo
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kick *** 4x4 is more practical where you live now anyways lol
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Nice. I feel your pain to some extent, lol. I'm just starting the transmission rebuild needed to put the 4x4 output shaft in my 4x2 transmission. Are you swapping transmissions or rebuilding your existing one?

I figured while I'm in there I might as well do a "soft parts" rebuild. The transmission is in the basement waiting until I can get to it tomorrow.

In my case, the torsion bar question is moot: I went SAS. I'm using an electric transfer case also, but with my own controller. Someday a full drivetrain swap -- engine, tranny, t-case -- will be in order and then I'll possibly go manual.
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there used to be a sticky somewhere on this
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Nice. I feel your pain to some extent, lol. I'm just starting the transmission rebuild needed to put the 4x4 output shaft in my 4x2 transmission. Are you swapping transmissions or rebuilding your existing one?

I figured while I'm in there I might as well do a "soft parts" rebuild. The transmission is in the basement waiting until I can get to it tomorrow.

In my case, the torsion bar question is moot: I went SAS. I'm using an electric transfer case also, but with my own controller. Someday a full drivetrain swap -- engine, tranny, t-case -- will be in order and then I'll possibly go manual.

i already have a output shaft housing, just need to gather the other parts


I will be living in Maine at the time of this swap, so Im going to start finding some shops and see about a tranny rebuild with shift kit, then turned into 4x4 tranny. OOOR if the cost is too much, just buy a rebuilt 4x4 tranny and swap.

Right now Im planning to run a manual 1350 (once I find linkage) or a have a Electric 1354 I can run, but the motor mount is broken so I would have to shift it manually with some needle nose pilers OR make a shifter linkage (way too hard)


The way I look at it, It will help me get 4x4 in maine. All without buying a new vehicle for myself
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yeah! More parts!

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Sweet! When do you plan to get started? What else do you need?
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Sweet! When do you plan to get started? What else do you need?


I need to:

convert my tranny (so far i have the output shaft housing)
Get a front pig
Manual Transfer case shifter


Thats about it, to at least get it running. And some other small odds and ends


Oh, and some interior parts, since I have a full console stock, I'm planning to swap to a short console
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Gathering more parts....


Getting a used sport trac auto tranny for 50 bucks!

http://columbus.craigslist.org/pts/673541469.html


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5r55e transmission out of a 01 sport trac 4x4 4.osohc . worked when removed, had the typical 2-3 flare and the fluid was somewhat burnt, but shifted ok. useable as is but would be great for a rebuild or even a core or parts. includes converter and a new front seal.
$50

I'm leaving here soon to go get it.


Depending on the shape of it, I will either rebuild it, swap parts from my 04 tranny, or swap the 4x4 parts onto my 04 tranny

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GOT IT!
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Sweeeeet!
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Done yet?
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the tail shaft and housing are worth more than $50. Good score.

Does it have the tailshaft holes for the manual t-case shifter? I think they stopped putting those on the 5R55E's in '04?
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Probably just needs some clutch packs and bands and a good cleaning. Good score for sure.
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Good score scott!!
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the tail shaft and housing are worth more than $50. Good score.

Does it have the tailshaft holes for the manual t-case shifter? I think they stopped putting those on the 5R55E's in '04?
The tail shaft on my auto in my 07 has the manual shifter holes in it.
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Mine has the holes as well.


So Scott what parts do you still need? Just the front diff or what?
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