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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tracker gearing

I have been doing some research and need a question answered. I found that a gear set for the Tracker is about 975.00 from Calmini. The OTT Industries Kicker 3 setup that adds a Samurai case behind the Geo case is 600.00 + shipping of the cases. What is the comparison between the gearing of those two choices, and would the high range reduction from the Samurai case added to the stock Geo drivetrain be egnough to run 33" tires? I would do the math myself but some of the numbers are not in my brain. (Too early.)
Are there any other choices or methods of gear reduction for the Geo? I do not want anything lower in the axles so that limits me a little. Thanks in advance...
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Re: Tracker gearing

I did a little more digging. From what Calmini writes, thier gears do not state any reduction in high range. Is that right? Also I did some calculations if they are right.
Samurai case is 1.409 high and 2.268 low
Tracker case is 1.00 high and 1.82 low
Tracker 5 speed tranny is 3.65 first and .86 fifth.

Now if I did do the math right: (might want to check me)
Stock tracker is 34.07 in low first and 4.418 in high fifth
Crawler gears is 79.39 in low first and 4.418 in high fifth
OTT Kicker3 is 77.29 in low first and 6.194 in high fifth

So the rockcrawler gears will not help on the road without any high reduction, and the Kicker 3 would help with a reduction of and additional 1.776. In low range the Kicker3 would be very comparible to the Rockcrawler gear set at 77.29 as to the 79.31 of the Gear set.
Looks like the Kicker3 is the way to go. Anone have any usage and good daily runing out of the setup before one would spend the $$.
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Re: Tracker gearing

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I found that a gear set for the Tracker is about 975.00 from Calmini.

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Re: Tracker gearing

If you run the two cases (stock gears,) the high range will be
okay for 32-33's with a GRS 1 and this combo and 4.10 yota gears it is spot on for 35" tires. You will love the OTT.
If I had the funds when I did the Weasel I would have saved alot of time with having to find the room for the 2 cases.
You will need to fab mounts for the sami case but that would be cake. Use a yota front DS in the rear and the rear in the front. (the back part of the rear.)
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Re: Tracker gearing

I used the 4.39 T-case gears from Calmini -- yes, pricey.
And it has no effect in High Range, just Low range.

The reason I didn't go with the dual T-case using the Sammy T-case was the rear driveshaft length. It's short already, cutting it more would make it worse.
At the time I was intending to change the rear suspension for lots more flex and needed the DS length. But I haven't done that -- yet. Maybe someday I will do the suspension - and stretch it 10" or so at the same time (or build up another one.) At that time I'll probably go the dual route.

But now I regret it -- should have gone with the dual cases.
Right now in high range you feel like you are starting in 4th gear, and you'll never get it in 5th until about 160 MPH!

Next time.
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