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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2001, 01:22 PM
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low gear ratio

Hello I'm looking for lower gear ratio to have better off-road possibilties.
The 413 will be only used off-road. Therefore i'm thinking about modification of the transfer-case.
I have seen a project with an aditional gear box. But this I will keep in mind.

Who can give me some info.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2001, 01:53 PM
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Re: low gear ratio

This might help you ! "It's a start"
You could go with a 4.16 or 4.86 transfer case.
Or you could change the gears in the diff's, stock is 3.73. and they go up to a 5.12 I think.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2001, 02:07 PM
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Double up on your t-cases for a nice range of gears. That is my next gear project. Little bit of work and you can drop a second t-case in front of the existing or behind.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2001, 04:04 PM
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I was thinking of doin the same until I saw how much work was involved. As for the axle diffs you can use a 5.83 being the highest but from what I here it is not that strong and it is a bit pricy!!

P.S. in my opinion if you had some money to spend I would run 4.89 gears 5.38 R&P some 33's and a SPOA lift! You would crawl like a catipillar!

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2001, 04:12 PM
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Re: low gear ratio

It's not really that hard of an installation from what I've seen. And I like being able to retain my daily driver ability by keeping the secondary t-case with stock gearing and going with the GRS I gears I already have in the primary t-case.

Now on my next Sam, I'm gonna get a little more hard core.

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2001, 08:36 PM
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<font color=blue>I have a 4.16 tcase and 5.38's running 32's. I think I could crawl a wall at idle.

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Re: low gear ratio

hey man, heres my opinion. since your off road only, go with a grsII then if you still need axle gears after that go for it. if you play in the mud, just use a higher gear. i used to run 5:12s and stock t/c, loved it, was great for lite to moderate trails. did good at tellico too considering it is a daily driver. several folks on here have wheeled with me can tell ya how it was. BUT, i have since lucked across a used grsII and got it. i ran 5:12s until i blew a rear pinion bearing (power breaking it dont help) and busted a front axle (5K rpm, dumped clutch, 2 inches of ice on top & 2.5 feet of mud underneath dont mix), i decided to install some 4:62 gears. had to keep my highway speed, is a daily driver. well, after fab fest, killed the motor a few times playing on a section of "pink" trail. pi$$ed me off, so i threw back in another set of 5:12s. so now im limited to 55 or so on the road, but i got LOW gears. if i were to start over again, i would just save my nickles n dimes n buy a grsII to start with. i know its expensive, but for my uses with my rig, i want the low gears. but, thats not to say you will need them. grsI might well be fine for you. depends on your needs. if you makin it to melt, come by, drive my p.o.s and see what its like with a II and 5:12s.
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