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Cwheeler
01-18-2011, 09:55 PM
sooo my 1990F250 with a ZF, after almost 400,000ks my transfercase is starting to make some nasty noises in 4H. should I just put another 1356 in or say to hell with it and look for a 205? anyone ever done this swap? is it worth it? enlighten me, thanks all!

rmiller026
01-18-2011, 10:04 PM
Gotta do ur shafts I do beleive and ya gotta put a spacer between the trans and transfercase my buddy used a half inch wheel spacer 205s are where it's at but what do ya do with the truck

Cwheeler
01-18-2011, 10:11 PM
Gotta do ur shafts I do beleive and ya gotta put a spacer between the trans and transfercase my buddy used a half inch wheel spacer 205s are where it's at but what do ya do with the truck

the trucks basicly going to be a toy hauler/camping rig something to get into camping spots and haul my dirtbike around, just finished putting a 6" lift and a 60 in it

rmiller026
01-18-2011, 10:30 PM
If yer not baggin on it stick with what u got it's gunna end up cheeper

Deathtrap
01-19-2011, 12:04 AM
Stick with the 1356, the 205 is alot heavier, youll have to fab up some kind of support to hold the weight unless you want a busted tranny. The 1356 has a better low range aswell. And they are planty strong, I ratbag mine fairly often and its holding up just fine. And I belive ford used those t-cases all the way up to the 450's, you can usually find a good used one at Pick'n pull< if not your looking about $1000 fully rebuilt.

Ginger Snaps
01-19-2011, 10:52 AM
im on my 2nd 1356 going on 3rd there strong i like the case and there cheeeap most i have ever paid is 50 bucks for one

FU Toolbag
01-19-2011, 02:30 PM
You also have to clearance the tranny to fit the 205. Stick with the 1356. it's also running 2.7 as opposed to 1.9 low.