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Dual t-case set-up?

Hey I am in the process of building up a tracker based tube buggy and I'm interested in a dual t-case setup like "Wildweasel". (Nice work dude) My question is which sami T-case should I be looking for Strength u-joint flanges Availability etc.?

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Re: Dual t-case set-up?

Not sure if you're aware but you can send the Tracker transfercase away to OTT Industries and they'll retrofit it so that the Samurai transfercase bolts directly behind it (do a search for Kicker 3). This system eliminates the need for a jackshaft between the two transfercases. The advantage is that since the Samurai transfercase is no longer divorced it won't twist under torque causing the aluminum case to crack. These transfercases are otherwise very strong for their size and weight.

Wildweasel built his rig before the Kicker 3 came out and I believe he still has a jackshaft between the two transfercases. It seems to work very well and I know he's happy with it. But why not make a good thing stronger by bolting them directly to each other.


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Re: Dual t-case set-up?

I agree with Rgdl....OTT Ind. builds a great set-up.
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Re: Dual t-case set-up?

and just for info the only changes to the cases were the flanges in 88 1/2 they went to a larger flange the benifit to this is being able to use earlier or later and with mods toy drivelines
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Re: Dual t-case set-up?

Thanks!
Unless you are running a long wheelbase rig the exact setup I
run would be hard in a sami. (On the long side.)
The OTT setup is a good option, and I have seen the one Zooky is putting in his truck. Nice work and looks like it will work nice.

I am running a 87 tcase with 4.16 in the sami case, and stock
tracker gears in the front case.
I have 8K miles on it this year and have wheeled it quite a bit in challenging sections and trails.
It rocks and has held up very well.
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Re: Dual t-case set-up?

I can verify Wildweasels set-up workes awesome and the automatic is the icing on the cake. I drove his rig after I received my Kicker3 and left a mess on the seat (sorry dude) after seing how much control and traction the set-up had. I have the auto and T-cases fitted and it fits pretty good and the sami case is in the stock location. As soon as I rebuild the transmission its going in for good and I cant wait to take it for a spin.

OT: Glenn, I got the rebuild kit and it looks like an easy rebuild. They dont make an overhaul manual for it but it is simular to the 4L30 transmission (uses same rebuild kit) so I got the manual for that. The only adjustment you can make is for the 1-2(gear)band and it can be done with the pan off. I have the adjustment specs if you need them.
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Re: Dual t-case set-up?

Zooky, I'm thinking of going with the same set-up in a LWB Samurai. Are you using the 3-speed auto Tracker transmission or the 4-speed? As far as rebuilding it, is there a "shift-kit' available that will give the tranny crisper shifts between gears? The TH350 in my 3.8L Zuk has a shift-kit and I love it.

Also, how much sheet metal do you think you'll have to chop out of the floor to make it all fit?

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Re: Dual t-case set-up?

I am using the 3-speed. Its a rugged transmission for its size, its made for up to 275ft.lbs. of engine torque. Its a simple, basic transmission which makes it reliable. The only electronics is a solenoid for the lock-up converter. The only advantage, but its a good one, of the 4-speed is the over-drive. Its computer controlled and has more electronics in it and I am not sure on its strength. 4 wheeling is hard on an automatic so I think simple and rugged is better but the 4-speed may be fine. There are no shift kits for it, I looked everywhere. Best I could find was a blurb about drilling out a passageway for firmer shifts but they didnt give any info besides that it too hard sometimes. I didnt do a body lift or any cutting. I did widen it with my scissor jack, it looks a little funny but I dont care. If I took my time it would have been hard to notice to the untrained eye. I had it all installed but I took it out to rebuild the transmission.
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