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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-09-2002, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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My friend just bought a rusty 78 1/2 ton. He told me it was a 205, but right away when I got in I discovered that its a 203, I didn't say anything yet. He took me for a little ride and in a little bit he said, "uhhh, maybe its full time 4x4." I just nodded and said I think so. Anyways whats all involved in making it a part time, and how much should I expect him to pay?
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Re: $$ Full time to part time?

i dunno about price, but here's what you need:

it's probable that an np205 swap would be cheaper
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-10-2002, 01:12 AM
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Well there's a few ways (and pricing) of doing it. The easiest (and cheapest) way is to remove the rear output assy. from the 203, and replace the diff of the 203 with a solid shaft or the spider lock gears from Mile Marker. The front d-shaft will still spin, along with the front diff... (@50 USD).....

Then, when funds allow, remove the fulltime hub gears and replace them with the the manual hubs ie. Warn's (50-70 USD)
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-10-2002, 05:50 AM
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I'm not sure I correctly understood FWP's first suggestion. But it sounded like he said to install manual locking hubs in the front. That alone, will not work, unless you run the case in Loc all the time. Which will still turn 99% of the front drive-train, defeating the purpose of a part-time kit.
The best way is to install Mile-Marker's kit and Warn front hubs. The MM kit can be purchased from Summit Racing for $35. Not sure about the install, I havn't gotten that far yet. Another advantage for the MM kit is that it will give you 2Lo. An added bonus for your $35.
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Re: $$ Full time to part time?

You're right. Boy, did I screw up the wording on my reply [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]... Anyway I edited it to say what I meant to say [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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