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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-14-2001, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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2WD LOW w/ \'H\' PATTERN

OK I know one of you out there has one, tell me about it. The T-case I am getting has the 2wd low mod on it but it is not the 'H' pattern it is the wierd 'S' pattern or something. I would possibly like to switch mine over. Do you like it in general? How much better is the 'H' pattern? Did you do it yourself or did you get your fork from Calmini?

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Re: 2WD LOW w/ \'H\' PATTERN

Hey, I have the 2L mod and I had no idea you could get and "H" pattern...? My pattern is closer to a J with a stairstep in the bottom right corner...Please explain the H pattern...By the way, I LOVE the 2L mod.

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The only difference with the H-pattern and dual J-pattern is that the front putput shifter fork is machined with an extended notch. The H is more the industry standard and MUCH less confusing. If you are going to put a 2-low into your tcase, you're best to go with the H-pattern from the getgo Nate.

I'm sure Calmini could take the time to walk you thru the modification if you tell them you bough tthe gears from them... or it sounds like they may even sell the modified fork.

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Re: 2WD LOW w/ \'H\' PATTERN

The T-Case I'm getting already has the J pattern(buying it used), or it has been modified by only taking out the bering. I would like to machine my fork to switch it over to the H pattern, but there are no pics/directions anywhere to do it. I don't think Calmini will just tell me how to do it for free, that would be cheating themselves out of the $50.00 they are charging for the modified fork they sell.

Dose anyone already have the fork mod that would be willing to remove it and take a few pictures/measurments? Come on guys we know youre out there! Help me out here!

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>I don't think Calmini will just tell me how to do it for free, that would be cheating themselves out of the $50.00 they are charging for the modified fork they sell.

Here's the freebie.... The notch on the front shifter fork needs to be extended in the direction of the fork (away from the body of the tcase) about 3/8". You want it to look just like the current shifter notch, just a bit longer. That's all it takes.



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Re: 2WD LOW w/ \'H\' PATTERN

And you keep the detent ball in place?

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The center ball must be removed for any 2-low shift pattern. The fork modification allows you to do the split-H pattern.

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Re: 2WD LOW w/ \'H\' PATTERN

Hey Glenn,
I installed a modified shift fork from a major Suzuki aftermarket supplier, and it had a reinforcing bushing tig-welded onto the area near where the material was removed. Have you ever heard of any problems with forks modified & NOT having this extra stuff welded on?

Just wondering...


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Re: 2WD LOW w/ \'H\' PATTERN

Hey Tim or Glenn,
Could one of you put a pic up of your forks.

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Not sure what the reinforced bushing is you mention.

As long as the roll pin is inserted into the fork assembly, the fork will retain the same push-pull strength as stock. I cannot see how any reinforcement would be necessary.

Sorry, don't have a digital cam for pictures. Just follow the explanation above. Pretty simple stuff. Worst part is getting into the middle of the case to remove the ball. If you're doing a gear swap though, you're already there.


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