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Old 12-04-2001, 06:04 PM
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i have the borg warner 13-56 t-case on my '87 f-150, i would like some info on this t-case, stuff like how strong it is etc. i would also like to know what is a stronger t-case to replavce it with if the 13-56 isnt strong enough somethin like a np205 or somethin. thank you for your help.
 
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Old 12-04-2001, 07:11 PM
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It's chain driven, and moderately tough. I haven't heard of any one having trouble with them in F-150's, even with lifts and alot of 4x4 use.

If you flush the fluid it should give lots of years of life.



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the 13-56 is not chain driven, i have a haines manual and the diagram shows that it is all dears that and my freind has a np208 on his measly k5 and it is chain driven and is much samaller than my 13-56
 
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Old 12-04-2001, 07:58 PM
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[updated:LAST EDITED ON 04-Dec-01 AT 09:04 PM (EST)]The 1356 IS chain-driven, as well as the 208 and the 1354. The 205 is gear driven and I think the 203 is as well.

Anyways, the 1356 is a good t-case and was offered in the 1-ton trucks behind 460's and diesels. I haven't had any problems with both of my 1356 t-cases, one of them has 210K miles on it.

Here's a pic of the inside of a 1356 with a slip-shaft rear output-
http://www.medicine.wisc.edu/~mrm/bronco/1356shaft/1356rear_cover.gif
 
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Old 12-04-2001, 09:39 PM
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[updated:LAST EDITED ON 04-Dec-01 AT 10:43 PM (EST)]Visit these web sites they have some information your looking for.


http://www.technicalevolution.com/borg1356.htm

http://www.jeepland.net/tcase.shtml

 
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Old 12-04-2001, 10:45 PM
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>the 13-56 is not chain driven, i have a haines manual and
>the diagram shows that it is all dears that and my freind
>has a np208 on his measly k5 and it is chain driven and is
>much samaller than my 13-56


Take a look on 7C-5 of the Haynes number (53). Chain drive!



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Old 12-05-2001, 12:13 AM
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[updated:LAST EDITED ON 05-Dec-01 AT 01:20 AM (EST)]The BW1354, BW1356, NP208, full time NP203 and all newer NV t-cases are chain driven the NP 205 is a gear drive. The last gear drive t-case in a domestic truck was 1993 when dodge discontinued the use of the NP 205 behind thier diesels and the GM made Getreg 360 five speed. biggest problem with 1356's is the pump failing or cloging, buring up the insides otherwise they last quite awhile. They do hold up to the diesels, so that must say something. there are several variations of the 1356 depending on the size of the vehicle and engine. for example 1 tons have pto plates so the housing is larger. The out put spline count on a ford tranny and the six bolt 360* pattern is compatible with any NV truck tranny, if you want tough and 2.01 or better:1 lower low range look around in the yards for a NV chain drive t-case in a dodge 3/4 ton or 1 ton made from 94 on. if you want a 2:1 low range and bullet proof look for an earlier ford NP 205 t-case with a cst iron housing identifible by the little three bolt circular plate in the center of the back of the housing a housing which visually is very similar to a chain driven full time 203 which lasks the three bolt center plate. be sure what ever you find has the driver side out put for the front drive line.

Hope these little tid bits help.
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