Re: Gearing down T-case vs Diffs
How does each affect driveline strength? I understand the with the smaller pinion gear it would be weaker (or with the aluminum gears from the Tracker)but how do the X-fer case gears make it stronger? Also, with a stock weak 1.3 and 31's, how much of an issue is this?
If I have to take out the rear diff to lock it up anyway, does the X-fer case still win in the ease/time/messines of installation contest?
In cost, the X-fer cases seem to win, unless you pull the parts from a pull it yourself place (but this adds to time and messiness.) Also, what is the average cost of rounding up the parts not included in the budget kit, and how neccesary are those parts?
I can't argue with the gear reduction of the x-fer case. What about top speed (for dunes and crap), though. I figure: stock low 65 @ 5000 RPM, 4.16 x-fer case 35 @ 5000 RPM, 5.12 R&P 47 @ 5000 RPM. Are these about right?
Since the Sami has a divorced x-fer case, a dual case setup shouldn't be too hard, right? Imagine, a stock and a crawler case, 2.49 High, 3.54 Medium, 5.87 Low and 9.44 TurboLow. Oh yes, this seems good. If only money grew on trees.