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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2003, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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P205 or P208, which one?

I have an 83 Bronco with a leaking transfer case. Which transfer do I have, and how do I tell?

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Re: P205 or P208, which one?

You probably have the NP208. You have to get under there and look. There will be a badge bolted/riveted to the case and you can see it while laying down as you look from the rear looking towards the front. The NP208 is better because it has a lower low range and is like almost half the weight. The 205 I think has more aftermarket options available including a twinstick option. You will have to find/fabricate a crossmember for this heavy bad boy.
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Re: P205 or P208, which one?

I don't think they put the 205 in the Bronco after 1980.

Ford did use the BW 1345 in some of their 80-88 trucks...I have an NP 208 in my 84, so I can't help you identify the BW unit. Like Norm said, the 208 has an ID tag on the case.

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Re: P205 or P208, which one?

I'll crawl under 'der and look.

Why did Ford use the Borg Warner transfer?

Also, what would be the advantages of a dual stick transfer like you can set the 205 up to be?
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Re: P205 or P208, which one?

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what would be the advantages of a dual stick transfer like you can set the 205 up to be?

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So you can engage the front and rear axles independently of each other. I think it is more of a cool boy thing more than anything else. You could just unlock the front diff and cruise in 2WD in the low range without having to unlock your hubs. Or vice versa if you wanted Front wheel drive in the snow, ect and so forth. The coolest thing about the NP205 is that you can double it up with the NP203 and have some damn low gears. [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] NORM
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