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lookin to modify my red sedan , has a toyota rearend and a 9" lift, and a EJ22, not as pictured, would like to see what others have done with extra t-cases and different axles, what ya got, just 2nd transfercase rigs with 2nd diff or different frontend and rearend please

 

 

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I'd recommend a toyota transmission and transfer case with the conversion bellhousing over running a divorced nissan or suzuki t-case. It's a lot stronger than relying on the weak subaru rear transfer gears to feed all the power to the transfer case.

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Ive done burn outs on dry pavement with my EJ22 powered Hatch.I'm running 4.11 gears,31" tires,the rear diff is welded solid.Power from the engine goes through a DR 5 speed to a nissan transfercase. Haven't blown it yet knock on wood.My nissan case does howl a bit because it leaks so it might be a little low at times..

 

So they are not that weak,and for roughly $70 I can replace the transmission should it fail.

 

I can take pics of the front end if you would like, though its fairly simple.I am running EA82 suspension attached to the EA81 crossmember. My front diff mounts on the crossmember in the center.I have an 8" lift and space is TIGHT around the diff but it all fits.The bottom of the DR 5 speed is roughly 2 3/8" above the diff which is exactly where I run my Y pipe.

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Ive done burn outs on dry pavement with my EJ22 powered Hatch.I'm running 4.11 gears,31" tires,the rear diff is welded solid.Power from the engine goes through a DR 5 speed to a nissan transfercase. Haven't blown it yet knock on wood.My nissan case does howl a bit because it leaks so it might be a little low at times..

 

So they are not that weak,and for roughly $70 I can replace the transmission should it fail.

 

I can take pics of the front end if you would like, though its fairly simple.I am running EA82 suspension attached to the EA81 crossmember. My front diff mounts on the crossmember in the center.I have an 8" lift and space is TIGHT around the diff but it all fits.The bottom of the DR 5 speed is roughly 2 3/8" above the diff which is exactly where I run my Y pipe.

 

got a pic of the transfercase mounted?

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Uberoo,

What did you do for an intermediate shaft between the d/r 5mt trans & the Nissan 720 t-case?

 

For the 720 t-case I have all 3 shafts(inter, ft & rr) from an '84 720 PU plus the t-case. Plus more.:grin:

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Uberoo,

What did you do for an intermediate shaft between the d/r 5mt trans & the Nissan 720 t-case?

 

For the 720 t-case I have all 3 shafts(inter, ft & rr) from an '84 720 PU plus the t-case. Plus more.:grin:

 

The intermediate shaft from the Nissan case should slide right on your transmission CZNY.IIRC....

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Good deal! Thanks to both of you!

 

Like Scott in Bellingham, the OP, still waiting to see some installed pics of 2nd t-cases & diffs. Please.

 

Here's some of the Nissan t-case & mount brackets(center 2 brkts in 3rd pic):

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Sure wish there were aftermarket stuff for these old divorced t-cases like the Suzies.

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So they are not that weak,and for roughly $70 I can replace the transmission should it fail.

 

That's not a realistic price for everyone in all markets.

 

Dual ranges around here run about $150-350

 

And they are not always in the local yards.

 

I'd say buy up your D/Rs now, cause there aren't gonna be many more available after about 3-5 more years. They are getting crushed at fast pace.

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Ive done burn outs on dry pavement with my EJ22 powered Hatch. Haven't blown it yet knock on wood.

So they are not that weak,and for roughly $70 I can replace the transmission should it fail.

I had to drive 3 hours to Connecticut get my last d/r trans, and having lunched a few sets of rear transfer gears I can tell you they are weak. One of them went in RWD and I had to get towed home, one went in 4x4 in the middle of the woods in winter and it was a massive PITA getting out in FWD. I had to back down a mile of trail at speed while trying to stay in my ruts. EJ22, 3.9's and 29" tires. I can get pictures of the shredded gears if you want.

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I had to drive 3 hours to Connecticut get my last d/r trans, and having lunched a few sets of rear transfer gears I can tell you they are weak. One of them went in RWD and I had to get towed home, one went in 4x4 in the middle of the woods in winter and it was a massive PITA getting out in FWD. I had to back down a mile of trail at speed while trying to stay in my ruts. EJ22, 3.9's and 29" tires. I can get pictures of the shredded gears if you want.

 

sorry to here all the trouble, Ive had good luck with the D/Rs Ive had, only had reverse go out in 1 and that was my fault

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here's the full size pics of my mounts for the t-case and links...

 

http://www.indysworld.com/subaru/brat/full-tube-1.jpg

http://www.indysworld.com/subaru/brat/full-tube-2.jpg

 

 

Something tells me a garage lift would have been an easier option to get those pics. But they really did turn out well with the sunlight :headbang:

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I will take some pics in the morning before I leave for spocompton. got to get all sorts of neat stuff at pull and save, rear disk brake assembly for 88-91 isuzu trooper,legacy ABS Master cylinder,EA81 rear control arms,shift knob for L series datsun transmission,door hinges/latches for datsun 620,couple of subaru/datsun window cranks..

 

so mcbrat, any other pictars of that incident?

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I will take some pics in the morning before I leave for spocompton. got to get all sorts of neat stuff at pull and save, rear disk brake assembly for 88-91 isuzu trooper,legacy ABS Master cylinder,EA81 rear control arms,shift knob for L series datsun transmission,door hinges/latches for datsun 620,couple of subaru/datsun window cranks..

 

so mcbrat, any other pictars of that incident?

 

in my Build thread... or the offroad forum, search for Castana.

 

so Scott, any word on the direction you're taking?

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here is some pics of my setup:

FRONT DIFF

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TRANSFER CASE

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I have 8" of lift and as you can see space is tight under there.Hope that helps.

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