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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-30-2004, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Best place to buy T-case gears...

Seems like a lot has changed over the last 6 months, so a lot of the info I'm finding in the search is a bit outdated.

I'm looking to rebuilt the extra T-case I have with lower gear set. Since I will be sticking with 31's, I planned on either a 4.16:1 or the 4.9:1

Who has the best kit right now? Quality of gears? Easy to follow directions?

I have had great luck with Brent from Trail Tough, so if all things are equal, he would always be my first choice.
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Re: Best place to buy T-case gears...

Brent would be my first choice. He is having a sale right now on a complete 4.9:1 set for $595 (or the ever popular 6.4:1's for $719). That would be hard to beat.
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Re: Best place to buy T-case gears...

I agree with Tusker. I called Brent to order a 4.16 and the 4.9 was on sale, so I bought it instead. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Best place to buy T-case gears...

Although I'm not stranger to a wrench, this will be the first time I crack open a t-case. How tough is the install? Is one easier than the other (4.16 vs. 4.9)? I've read a few of the reviews, it seems pretty straight forward. Any hints, tips, or advice?

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Re: Best place to buy T-case gears...

I just rebuilt my Tranny, never even seen the inside of one before (Suzuki or otherwise). After doing that, I have ZERO hesitation about getting into my t-case.

Not much of a direct testimonial, but I've also heard from friends that the T-Case is super simple to work on!

Hopefully others will chime in on required tools. On the tranny, I needed a pretty deep (but slim) 3-jaw gear puller and a bearing splitter for one of the bearings. Not sure what is required on the t-case. You should check IZOOK to see if they have a detailed write up.
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Re: Best place to buy T-case gears...

You'll have to ask me that question in a couple of weeks. This will be my first t-case. As a matter of fact, this will be my first transmission, SPOA, locker, and engine swap as well. I don't see why there would be any difference in one set of gears than another. The exception to that would be the 8 to 1's that require a modification to the housing.
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Re: Best place to buy T-case gears...

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You should check IZOOK to see if they have a detailed write up

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I have read and re-read the Izook article quite a few times, which is starting to give me the confidence to think that I can do this.

But all the reading in the world doesn't match the advice of the experts on this board!
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Re: Best place to buy T-case gears...

Consider just buying a rebuilt case from Brent. I mean it is not that much more, plus you get a like new case. And if there are any problems no one could say you F'ed up the installation....... [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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Consider just buying a rebuilt case from Brent

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2 years ago, that would have been my only consideration. I would not have even given a second thought to opening up a t-case.

But now I look at the Zuk more as project and a learning experience, so I'm willing to take on more challenging tasks.

Also, since I have a spare t-case, and the zuk isn't really a daily driver anyway, it's not that huge of a risk.
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Re: Best place to buy T-case gears...

Thats cool, personally I would be more worried about the gears breaking and you loosing out on the warranty, that sthe only risk I was thinking of.
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