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Old 01-01-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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Are the 2WD and 4WD transmissions the same other than the tailshaft? Meaning can I take the transfer case, adapter, and midshaft off of any 4WD M5OD and bolt it to a 2WD's case? I'm asking this because I have a buddy who is seriously wanting to convert his 2007 F-150 XL to 4WD but wants to keep his manual transmission. An F-150 4x4's frontend will bolt right on and it will be no sweat to have front and rear driveshafts made. All that is needed is a transfer case.
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I believe the output shaft is also different, so no. In order to change that, the entire transmission must come apart.
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I believe the output shaft is also different, so no. In order to change that, the entire transmission must come apart.
I know the output shaft is different, but I'm wondering if it is an external out put shaft (meaning it fits into a splined hole in the back of the tranny) which leads to the transfer case.
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What I'm saying is that I don't believe the 2WD transmission output shaft will mate with the transfer case. It doesn't on the automatics and there is only one transfer case.
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What I'm asking is are the 2wd and 4wd transmissions the same from the tailshaft forward. I don't mind chafing a few things as 2wd R2's are much easier to come by than 4wd's
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What I'm asking is are the 2wd and 4wd transmissions the same from the tailshaft forward. I don't mind chafing a few things as 2wd R2's are much easier to come by than 4wd's


They should be. The automatics are. But in order to change the output shaft you would have to take the transmission apart.
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