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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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I'm F'n pissed!!!

I've been whoopin' the sh!t out of my samurai ever since I bought it. That's what I got it for. I like turnin' wrenches & getting dirty, but I've got one mod that HAS to come off.

Anyone need a new set of RRO heavy duty t-case arms? Only been on 6 or 7 trips, paint isn't even scratched. I'll even throw in the poly mounts w/ exhaust springs.

Reason being, in the 6 or 7 times I've been out with these arms, I've broken THREE (3) transfer cases. NOT GOOD!!! I have access to one more case, but I WILL NOT install it using these arms. All three have cracked in the same place, long side where the 4 bolts go in.

Is there a better mounting system? I'm going back to factory arms & rubber mounts. I'm doing a "top secret" overhaul from the transmission back this winter. I can't buy a "bucket" or anything else because of the upcoming mods I'm planning.

Is it just me? Is anyone else having this problem? Does anyone have any spare cases (no gears) they want to get rid of?

FOR SALE : RRO heavy duty t-case arms w/ kung-fu grip, poly mounts included------$85


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I have the Spidertax arms and poly bushings. No trouble yet.

I beat mine relentlessly.
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Exactly my point. I've broken everything possible EXCEPT a transfer case. Since I've had these arms, 3 t-cases bit the dust. One of the guys I ride with has had the arms on his for over a year with no problems. I just don't get it. I even tried adding exhaust springs in place of the top poly mounts to give just a little. I don't want to carry 5 or 6 rubber mounts &amp; change them every 15 minutes. I hadn't heard of anyone else having this problem, so I figured I was the only one. Just bitchin' to be bitchin', I guess. [img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img]

If anyone has any ideas on how to mount the t-case, please shoot them my way. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]


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Does sound unusual....something must be wrong.
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I built mine similar to most of the "beefed" arms , but added tabs for the front and rear to bolt onto the output sides of the case . This sure helped spread the load , bent one long arm to date and no damage to the case yet . That small 4 bolt mount pattern just can't handle a lot of torque , so move it out to the drive areas and the problem will stop ......until you break other parts....
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I would agree with adding a bracket to incompass the output area with 3 bolts, and also go back to good rubber mounts and get rid of the Poly..
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If your serious about selling them...how much? [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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If you can weld, try welding a plate(skid) between the two mounts to spread the load.
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Another....I twisted up a set of so called reinforced arms on my first trip to the Rubicon so a friend fabbed this up for me, so far so good. [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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I'm just going to run the stock mounts for now. It'll be in the shop getting chopped up before too long.



I won't have to worry about breakin' stuff when it rolls out. [img]images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img]


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