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Calmini to produce new lower t-case gears?

Alright guys, at this point it is ONLY rumor - I have heard through the grapevine that Calimini is developing a new set of t-case gears in the ~6:1 range. Anyone got any information on this?



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Re: Calmini to produce new lower t-case gears?

I am aware that Calmini has been field testing new combinations (yes, plural) of t-case gears. I believe they settled on one and are almost set to release them shortly. I'm uncertain of the actual ratio, but I believe it is in the 6:1 ratio. That's friggin low!

Bad news is the sj410 gears won't be available for much longer. The gears we use to make the rocklobster (4.16:1) came from a Suzuki made only for a couple years and is almost 20 years old. From what my Suzuki rep said, they'll be gone, along with a LOT of Samurai parts, within the next year.

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Re: Calmini to produce new lower t-case gears?

The Yankee is confirming other info I have heard.
Haven't heard anything on what the 2WD reduction might be, though, which brings me to a question on that subject. In a Samurai transfer case, does the "Hi" gearing "have" to change when the "Lo" gearing changes?

About the end of the SJ410 gears: at least Calmini is making their own (new) versions of the 4.16 gearset now.



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Re: Calmini to produce new lower t-case gears?

Yankee Tim,
Don't worry about a lack of Samurai parts. Where there is demand, there will be supply. FYI, the Samurai is still manufactured and sold throughout the world-just not North America. Suzuki of America may no longer import parts (which would be a stupid move on their part) but I think that factory parts will be available for a long time. We may just have to import them.

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Re: Calmini to produce new lower t-case gears?

Sounds like it's a good thing that Calmini has come out with the One piece gearsets. Damn, a 6:1 low range will make a killer crawl ratio! Too bad those one piece gears are "experimental"!

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Look for our new ROCKCRAWLER 2 -ultra low gear set coming this summer.


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Re: Calmini to produce new lower t-case gears?

Just got off of the phone with Calmini, and they confirmed that the Rockcrawler 2 gearset will use a standard Samurai t-case and Low-range will be Lower than 5.75:1. They would not comment on any other features (Hi-range, Etc.) but said they should be available late Fall/early Winter. Save up your pennies, boys [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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Re: Calmini to produce new lower t-case gears?

I've also heard that the high range reduction will be an actual 18%,the GRS2 claims this but really is 15.7%. This will correct for 31 to
32" tires with your stock 3.73 R&P's.
To answer Oilburners question,no the high range doesn't have to change with the low range. If you have a shop manuel it's got some
power flow diagrams of the T-case that will help explain things.
Here's another rumor for you.Calmini will probably be releasing a twin stick T-case shifter in a year or so.


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Re: Calmini to produce new lower t-case gears?

Now if they only invent a GV V6 and 2wd tranny install kit.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Calmini to produce new lower t-case gears?

Tim,

I got an email from 4WD & Sprt UTE. It dosen't look good for Zookin!

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