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samurai t-case instead of nissan?
Posted 18 February 2004 - 02:39 AM
Posted 18 February 2004 - 06:05 AM
that's what i was looking at originally or a yota tcase. i can pick those up no problem. but the outputs are offset for the front which adds odd driveline angles. you might be able to be fine doing it. because the diff doesn't move. so you might be able to swing it.
but i will warn you. if you go with anymore of a reduction you are asking for more stub axles to be broken. the main reason they seem to break more often is the torque multiplication of the extra gearing throuwn in with larger tires. if you have problems getting up and going in town use 2 low. for better gearing , just don't drop the clutch. trust me i would know. boom!!
i'll be calling WARN one of these days to try to get them to make me chromemolly steel stubs. so they ain't gonna be breaking this easy. but then... i'll see what else will go breaking.
the times i've noticed that the actual stubs break. is not just under normal 4xing or driving conditions. ie dropping the clutch on dry pavement... really getting a run at a hill climb, i mean letting the clutch go in low range and flooring it up through second gear on loose rock... those are the only times i've broken them yet. but i'm still gonna try to get ahold of WARN industries.
i seem to be one of the few that will keep dumping money like this in my roo, for offroading though. i know a few others. but i always get the lecture. "you'll never get that money back out of it when you sell." in my opinion... if you are planning to do major mods or spend the money to do it right. make sure it's not something you are planning on selling. little roo i'm planning on always keeping!!
if you want you will be the first. and i guess you'll find wether it will hold well or not.
Posted 18 February 2004 - 12:02 PM
Posted 18 February 2004 - 07:26 PM
Posted 18 February 2004 - 07:46 PM
Posted 19 February 2004 - 01:27 AM
Posted 19 February 2004 - 07:09 AM
as for hummer running gear... there's a lot and i mean a lot involved in what you are thinking of doing. not to mention if you can get ahold of all that running gear. not likely from any normal pull a part. you could get military surplus hummers for about 6000 dollars or more. you'd also be looking at several grand for the shortening of the whole gear and modifying.
if you are willing to spend that kind of money. there's a place in cali, that will make you custom high travel shafts for about 800 to a 1000 bucks a piece. and also warn makes custom shafts. you could get the stubby's from them.
or if i was gonna spend a lot of cash again. it's getting yota axles and tcase. a lot more capable and cheaper. about 1000 dollars for all the running gear and axle width being shortened. cheaper parts and all kind of goodies. ie 5.89 ring and pinions, marlin dual tcase. up to 400+:1 crawl ratio...
Posted 19 February 2004 - 11:32 AM
Posted 19 February 2004 - 11:34 AM
Posted 19 February 2004 - 11:48 AM
I'm not going to get pull-a-part stuff - I'll probably buy everything I need brand new. I'll check the military surplus channels that I know of but it will probably be ebay for the diffs and brand new axles....
Posted 19 February 2004 - 06:51 PM
Posted 20 February 2004 - 01:57 AM
as for the reason why i said you'd lose ground clearance. is cause if you are using a zuk tcase it'd be more practical to get the extra height out of the tcase then deminish it. also it's offset enough it should hang down lower than the nissan. andn all the extra shift linkage. he's trying to keep it simple. one thing i'd reccomend is to stuff the case in the body.
Posted 20 February 2004 - 11:45 AM
Posted 20 February 2004 - 11:49 AM
Posted 20 February 2004 - 12:15 PM
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