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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-07-2002, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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any one made a indexing ring?

after getting hung up on the factory skid again I want to get the x-fer case clocked and put a flat skid in. Has any one made a indexing ring? or know of a good one at a fair price?


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Re: any one made a indexing ring?

http://www.cox-internet.com/go2guyengineering/
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Re: any one made a indexing ring?

Is it me or does 130 bucks seem high for that ring and some bolts? Steel is cheap
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Re: any one made a indexing ring?

yah ... they look simple enuf to make. thats why I was wondering if any on had made thier own.
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Re: any one made a indexing ring?

Have you considered dumping the indexing ring and re-drilling the transfer case?
Give Ramo an Email... He was planning to do this to his Dana300.

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Re: any one made a indexing ring?

Yah ... I found that info when I was searching on the topic but leaving one bolt out made me leery. But I may still be swayed. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: any one made a indexing ring?

I drilled and tapped the t-case instead of the tailhousing with new holes. This allows you to retain all 6 bolts. It took me about 4 hours to do once the t-case was out of the vehicle. Most of that time was cleaning out the case from the drill shavings that went into the case. If you are rebuilding or adding 4:1 gears to your case it would be super easy. Below are my pros/cons to doing it without buying an indexing ring or drilling the tailhousing:

Pros:
* Free (I had to buy one tap $5 and some gear oil)
* Retain all 6 bolts through the cast iron.
* Index EXACTLY where you want.
* Keeps tcase tight against tranny giving the most contact to output/input shafts. (not that using an indexing ring is bad)

Cons:
* Time. It took me about 1-1.5 hours to drill/tap and another 3 to clean the case.
* The orginal tcase holes are lined up with extra reinforcing 'bosses'. The new holes are just into the tcase. It can't be any worse than the indexing ring.

Overall I'm really happy with the outcome. I have been to Moab, the Hammers, and have put over 12,000 miles on it with no leaks or problems.

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Re: any one made a indexing ring?

thanks ... do you have any pics? how did you get the shifter straight again?
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Re: any one made a indexing ring?

No pics of the process, but I have a couple of the result.....if it weren't for the NV4500 tranny, I could have a flat across skid plate. I saved about 5-6 inches as it is.

The shifters I had to notch, bend, weld into the right position. Someone probably has a better way (I don't have a torch).


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