What to Look Out for When Buying a Ford Bronco Sport Transfer Case?
Full-Time Transfer Case vs Part-Time Transfer Case
From the factory, the Ford Bronco Sport comes equipped with a part-time transfer case which means that the system allows the driver to select between different operating modes, typically 2WD and 4WD.
In 2WD mode, power is sent only to either the front or rear wheels, depending on the vehicle's configuration.
This mode is suitable for regular on-road driving conditions, as it offers improved fuel efficiency, lowers understeer, and gives you a more independent steering feel.
In 4WD mode, power is distributed to both the front and rear wheels, providing better traction and control in off-road or low-traction situations.
A full-time transfer case is a type of drivetrain system that distributes power to all wheels continuously.
It allows all four wheels to receive torque and drive the vehicle at all times, regardless of road or traction conditions.
This provides improved traction, stability, and handling, particularly in situations where there is reduced grip or uneven surfaces.
Driving Modes and Features
When buying your new Ford Bronco Sport transfer case, you should be aware of all the potential features it may provide you in conjunction with other drivetrain components.
We have already talked about being able to drive in 2WD or 4WD, but some transfer cases will also allow you to engage special low-range modes (4WD low) which up the torque at very low speeds and thus help with tricky obstacles such as steep hills
Some transfer cases will come with controls or other means of adjustments which will allow you to take more control over how your Bronco Sport operates.
Build Materials and Durability
The durability and build materials of a transfer case will affect how long your transfer case is going to last, so be sure to keep an eye on that.
Transfer cases are typically constructed with sturdy materials such as cast iron or aluminum to withstand the forces and stresses encountered during operation.
The gears. chains, and shafts inside the transfer case are made from high-quality materials like hardened steel or alloy steel for strength and wear resistance.
The seals are typically made out of rubber or similar synthetic materials while bearings can be made out of steel, bronze, aluminum, or even ceramic.
Combining strong materials with proper installation, maintenance, and power outputs, your transfer case is likely going to last as long as your Bronco Sport.