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great work! im just wondering what the black hump of whatever behind the t case is, i dont have it on mine, is it a weight of some sort?
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I think it's just there to dampen vibrations?
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I think it's a balancer/dampener.... Or some sort of counterweight, I know Shane knows and some others do as well. I took it off to run some fluid through the case before I filled it, then put it back on... From what I understand, it's not on all cases..
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Looks great. I wish my truck was lifed like yours, you probably didn't even need to jack it up did you?

Thanks for snagging that pic for me, it looks the same as the LII sensor in my case. That'll make it easy to go find one at the local yard.

Is there any specific way to setup the linkage on the transfer case? On mine it doesn't feel like you get a noticable click when you're putting it into 2wd hi. You can definitely feel it click when it goes to 4wd hi but when you go back no real noticable click back the other way. It might just be nature of the way the setup is.
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BAM!!

That **** is sooo clean!!!!
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Looking awesome man. Wish my truck was 4wd to do this
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looks great trev!! i didnt put the "counterweight" on mine when i swapped mine... umm... yah. your truck is really sick !
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Looking awesome man. Wish my truck was 4wd to do this
you could make your truck 4wd to do this lol
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Is there any specific way to setup the linkage on the transfer case? On mine it doesn't feel like you get a noticable click when you're putting it into 2wd hi. You can definitely feel it click when it goes to 4wd hi but when you go back no real noticable click back the other way. It might just be nature of the way the setup is.
Linkage adjustment needs to be done. Just barely loosen the big front bolt and back out the rear bolt. I think you'll need to pivot upward/forward(meaning rear of top bracket needs to go up). I think you're just barely in gear and that 'cam' for the shifter is getting in the way of letting you feel a definate 'click'.







ANYWHO.....so.....Tre stopped by tonight. It's ALMOST as smooth as mine was shifting. lol. I could tell my setup was a little different because my knee is pounding his shift ball where as when I was twin'd, the ball was just barely touching my knee and never really got uncomfortable at all. Good work Tre. TPC1 is coming along. LOL.


And just to put a little more info to the picture.....This is the difference between a 1310 u-joint flange(left) and a 1350 ujoint flange.
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Tre when you gunna finish the whole interior Level II thing and get the dash black?

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you could make your truck 4wd to do this lol
Not as simple as Tre's. The only way he could is if he went SAS.


Looks badass Tre!
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Linkage adjustment needs to be done. Just barely loosen the big front bolt and back out the rear bolt. I think you'll need to pivot upward/forward(meaning rear of top bracket needs to go up). I think you're just barely in gear and that 'cam' for the shifter is getting in the way of letting you feel a definate 'click'.

Thanks. I climbed under the truck last night and looked and the shifter isn't hitting the linkage stop when in 2wd so either its in gear all the way or the LII floor plate boot is causing the issue. I'll have to do some investigating. I'll quite whoring up Tre's thread but I figured someone here might have some insight into it.
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im betting its the LVLII bezel, mine had the same problem, although I was BL at the time...so nevermind I guess.

Trevor it looks so great man. Good work you beaver. Um so shifting in 4wd is no prob for you with that bezel and boots?? How is your tcase shifter arm offset compared to mine? Because honestly I'd like to have the LVLII bezel and boots again..
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Looks great. I wish my truck was lifed like yours, you probably didn't even need to jack it up did you?

Thanks for snagging that pic for me, it looks the same as the LII sensor in my case. That'll make it easy to go find one at the local yard.

Is there any specific way to setup the linkage on the transfer case? On mine it doesn't feel like you get a noticable click when you're putting it into 2wd hi. You can definitely feel it click when it goes to 4wd hi but when you go back no real noticable click back the other way. It might just be nature of the way the setup is.
Mine doesn't really click, but you can feel it slide into 2wd hi. It rests on the dampener on the rail of the linkage. The way I have the boot, it needs some oil and conditioning. It's just really stiff so it doesn't wanna let me go all the way forward on the linkage, but that's just an adjustment.

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BAM!!

That **** is sooo clean!!!!
Thanks man!

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looks great trev!! i didnt put the "counterweight" on mine when i swapped mine... umm... yah. your truck is really sick !
I don't know if it's necessary, I just put it back on, why not lol

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Linkage adjustment needs to be done. Just barely loosen the big front bolt and back out the rear bolt. I think you'll need to pivot upward/forward(meaning rear of top bracket needs to go up). I think you're just barely in gear and that 'cam' for the shifter is getting in the way of letting you feel a definate 'click'.







ANYWHO.....so.....Tre stopped by tonight. It's ALMOST as smooth as mine was shifting. lol. I could tell my setup was a little different because my knee is pounding his shift ball where as when I was twin'd, the ball was just barely touching my knee and never really got uncomfortable at all. Good work Tre. TPC1 is coming along. LOL.


And just to put a little more info to the picture.....This is the difference between a 1310 u-joint flange(left) and a 1350 ujoint flange.
Gotta remember though Shane, I have mine offset like that because of my tank pressure gauge, I'd be hittin it if the shifter arm wasn't the way it is... I might think about making a smaller adapter, so it doesn't sit up quite as tall, but it's functional as of right now, so I'll leave it!

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Tre when you gunna finish the whole interior Level II thing and get the dash black?
Probably next spring break. I seem to do big projects on spring break. Last spring break I went manual swap, this one, I went manual case and Level II swap haha

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Not as simple as Tre's. The only way he could is if he went SAS.

Looks badass Tre!
Thanks man! I'm lovin it!

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Thanks. I climbed under the truck last night and looked and the shifter isn't hitting the linkage stop when in 2wd so either its in gear all the way or the LII floor plate boot is causing the issue. I'll have to do some investigating. I'll quite whoring up Tre's thread but I figured someone here might have some insight into it.
My guess is it's your bezel, hopefully you don't have to trim it up, but if you do, I'm sure it'll fix the problem!

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im betting its the LVLII bezel, mine had the same problem, although I was BL at the time...so nevermind I guess.

Trevor it looks so great man. Good work you beaver. Um so shifting in 4wd is no prob for you with that bezel and boots?? How is your tcase shifter arm offset compared to mine? Because honestly I'd like to have the LVLII bezel and boots again..
The boot pulls up when put in 4lo just cuz the leather is so stiff. I'm gonna oil it up and condition it to see if I can soften it up and hopefully that does the trick... If not, I'll be having someone make me a custom setup. And thanks man! Couldn't make it as clean as it is without your boot and bezel!
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Alright, well I got the interior all cleaned up and seats and console bolted back down. Then I went underneath to install the driveline to realize the expo 1354m has a smaller rear driveline flange. I believe it's 4.25" and the ranger is 5" or 5.25".. Can't remember. Anyways, had to put the truck in 4lo and 1st gear to get the rear flange bolt off. Luckily I had a spare 1354e flange from a ranger in the shed and all I had to do was swap them.. I think the flange nut is 32mm like Shane was tellin me, or 1-1/4" socket. That's what I used.

Torque specs for that rear flange?
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Socket, with 1/2in drive wrench and a cheater pipe, wrenching super hard ft/lb's lol.
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Are you lifted or stock height.. excuse my n00b question.

Also, are you calling carfax and having your model changed

Thats a cool build, you need skid plates not like the level IIs have.
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I have a transfer case skid that's made from 3/8" plate. It's beef. Tank skid I don't have yet, and front skid I don't want. They're ugly with the RCD front cross member.

I can't really change the model to FX4 Level II on carfax, because that package wasn't offered to 01's. Only starting in 02 was this an option.

I'm double lifted. RCD and body lift.
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Are you lifted or stock height.. excuse my n00b question.
LOL. That's all I have to sat aboot that.

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LOL! According to his VIN, he's an Automatic!
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I have a transfer case skid that's made from 3/8" plate. It's beef. Tank skid I don't have yet, and front skid I don't want. They're ugly with the RCD front cross member.

I can't really change the model to FX4 Level II on carfax, because that package wasn't offered to 01's. Only starting in 02 was this an option.

I'm double lifted. RCD and body lift.
BL + manual t-case = b!tch with the shifter?

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LOL. That's all I have to sat aboot that.



LOL! According to his VIN, he's an Automatic!
its an automatic twin stick haha
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1354e Vs. 1354m.... The new one is so clean!

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I borrowed this pic from another post but tell me, the “E” unit has the Cup Type Connection for the Drive Shaft, the “M” unit has a U-Joint hookup.
Is the “M” T/C from a Lvl II or Explorer ?
Also, which Drive Shaft Connection does the Lvl II Manual T/Cs have ?

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I borrowed this pic from another post but tell me, the “E” unit has the Cup Type Connection for the Drive Shaft, the “M” unit has a U-Joint hookup.
Is the “M” T/C from a Lvl II or Explorer ?
Also, which Drive Shaft Connection does the Lvl II Manual T/Cs have ?

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The Level II has the "cup type" connection. Here are some pics of my Level II T-case.


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OK then so the U-Joint T/C in the pic above is from an Explorer; almost looks bigger than the Lvl II T/C.

Thanks for the info.
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OK then so the U-Joint T/C in the pic above is from an Explorer; almost looks bigger than the Lvl II T/C.

Thanks for the info.
Correct! he pulled that out of an explorer... I cant remember what year tho. (he still has yet to put the front driveshaft in too LOL!)
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OK, got it finally, thanks.

I have most of the stuff for the T/C swap, need to disassembly the linkage and sand blast and paint it, rip up the new carpet/sound deadening that just went in, should have waited I guess and get started.

Again thanks for straightening me out.
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