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Re: Mating a Tracker TCase with a Samurai T-Case
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The axles are geared stock and when drving my truck, the term gutless comes to mind. I've put up with it for awhile, even driving it like this from MI to FL to DC to MI but I'm tired of drafting Semi's just to go 65. More importantly, I'd like to improve the off-road performance since that's why I lifted my truck in the first place.
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Keep in mind that you will need to run a 1.6L engine from a Tracker or Sidekick, as well as the tranny if you want to use the Track-Kick transfercase.
Another thing to consider is that even if you find a way to use both transfercases, it won't reduce your high-end gearing at all, only your low end ratio when in low-low. You'll still have to draft semi's on the highway. What you need to do is one of the following, or a combination of these two suggestions:
1) Keep the stock transfercase and change your differential gear ratios for the desired highway performance you crave. You'll be happy at 65mph, but this will also make you slower off-road.
2) Get one of the transfercase reduction gears - there are a few to choose from these days. Not only do they offer better crawl ratios, but they also reduce the high gear output a certain percentage. Check out the many Suzuki vendors on the internet. The transfercase gears vary from 4.16:1 all the way to 8.0:1. They also vary in price.