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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2001, 05:07 PM
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T/case streigth

Hi
How strong is the samerai transfer case ? You all talk about bigger engines etc , do you replace the t/c aswell or is it up to the job , say 150 hp ?
Whats the biggest motor running with a standard t/c ( gear reduction ok ) . That should give me an indication of how good it is .
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2001, 05:12 PM
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Re: T/case streigth

I'm doing a 2.8 V6 swap w/c4 tranny and retaining my stock t-case, but with 4.16 gears in it. Larger engine swap or not, you want to beef up the arms as those stock arms will bend under stress on the trail and the stock bushings don't take much to give either. I have heard of 4.3's using the chevy 4spd auto tranny and retaining the stock tranny with stock gearing as well.

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Re: T/case streigth

the theory is that the SJ t-case can handle up to around 150 lb-ft from an engine (before the tranny). There are some out there with larger engines and they seem to live. Comes down to driving style again.

You can probably get away with up to a GM 2.8 sized engine. A 4.3 is asking for trouble.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2001, 06:48 PM
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Re: T/case streigth

But let it get old, battered around on some rocks, the bushings start to crack, general wear, and those arms start to weaken. Third time I bashed my t-case on a rock, I lost the bushings on the passenger side. Replace them with beefier mounts when you can.

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