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New Transfer Case Gearsets

Looks like Trail Tough has their own 6.4:1 and 4.9:1 transfer case gearsets now. Not a bad price. Too bad the high range reduction is only 17% and 16% respectively.

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Looks like Trail Tough has their own 6.4:1 and 4.9:1 transfer case gearsets now.


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Just when you think the dust has settled the gear war
starts again.I wonder where TT is having them made?
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Re: New Transfer Case Gearsets

About damn time someone came out and advertised what the gears actually are!!! I made a mistake in the earlier post and the Calmini's are a 6.5-1 (6.498-1 for the anal retentive guys out there). Guess that's what I get for posting late at night after a bachelor party! Anyway, the Petroworks 5.89 T-case is the one that if off by quite a bit with a claimed 18% reduction in high range which actually calculates out to only 15.6% which is a bit of a stretch! In my opinion the best things about the new 6.4 gearset is the fact that is has only a 17% high range reduction whih is better for those of us that want to stay with a reasonably small size tire. I have 5.12 diff gears and with the 24% reduction 6-1 t-case I would have to go up to a 38" tire just so I could drive my Zuk on the road without taching 5000 rpm! With the 17% reduction I can run a much smaller tire without taching so high.
I have a set on order!!!!!

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they told me they are made by the MFG of the original samurai t-case gears
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Re: New Transfer Case Gearsets

probably the reason brent came out with these is because it is hard to do the following with the current gears on the market

While doing transfer case gears is probably the biggest bank for buck and a quick-fix, it is definitely a lousy way to try and create a reliable, trouble-free drivetrain. Think about this for a minute... You put on larger tires. Now your pinion becomes TWICE as hard to turn. This puts TWICE as much stress on the u-joints, the transfer case mounts, the transfer case itself, and the brackets on the side of the frame that holds the transfer case in place. "GEE I wonder why I need these big honkin' driveshafts now"...or "why do my bolts pull out of the transfer case on the long arm side"... or the mounting boss breaks off of the transfer case....or the short arm side bracket starts tearing off of the frame rail. "Gosh - maybe it is because I gave my transfer case almost 3 times as much power by putting in 6:1's and now it wants to do flip flops in its mounts because I must have FORGOT to change the ring and pinions relative to my tire size - which would have made the driveshaft easy to turn again and takes all of the strain off of these parts - like it was made from the factory when the little tires were on it." It is a MISTAKE to do all of your gear reduction at one point. Especially that far up the mechanical chain. Do yourself a favor...reduce the ratio at the ring and pinions relative to the size tire you want to run, then select the transfer case gears that will best meet your 4-wheeling needs. By going this route, you will have a well thought out and trouble-free drivetrain working well within the parameters of strain that the parts can and will reliably handle. -Brent (Trail Tough Products)
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Re: New Transfer Case Gearsets

I've got a couple of counterpoints to that argument.
First those low ratio (high numerical) R&amp;P's aren't
going to be as strong as the OEM Suzuki 3.73 gears.Plus
changing the R&amp;P's is going to cost $400-$500.A lot of the
problems with the T-case can be solved with a good mounting
system.
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Re: New Transfer Case Gearsets

Rollerskate is right, the 3.73 is the strongest grind available.

I'd rather do both myself. Too low is never low enough.
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Re: New Transfer Case Gearsets

3.73 may be stronger but how long are your u joints going to last or the frame mount

the weakness of lower gears could be compensated by a larger ring and pinion such as the hybrid kick and samurai maybe that is why brent makes those as well

the cost issue is VS the reliability issue
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