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Old November 7th, 2018, 12:16
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Gears or Tcase that is the question...

Okay guys so Im about to run 42 sticky tires on my 01. I had 40 sticky tires before that that were starting to pose a small issue on my 4.88s and stock 231 ratio.. now with 42s I know something has to change. I have a buddy of mine with a 4.1 teralow case he said hed sell me for about the same amount it would cost to go 5.38s in my axles.. my question to you is what would be more beneficial if I had to choose one? I know the Teralows have a bad rep but still need something more to turn these 42s.


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Old November 7th, 2018, 12:23
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Re: Gears or Tcase that is the question...

Personally I would do gears first. Moves some of the stress off the drivelines instead of having a bunch of torque from the tcase go thru them
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Old November 7th, 2018, 12:30
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Re: Gears or Tcase that is the question...

Guessing this is the same person that posted in RoXJoX

If it's a Tera case, HARD pass, unless you like broken stuff and no warranty.
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Old November 7th, 2018, 14:13
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Re: Gears or Tcase that is the question...

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Guessing this is the same person that posted in RoXJoX

If it's a Tera case, HARD pass, unless you like broken stuff and no warranty.


This.

That's a discontinued product with no replacement parts available and a high failure rate.
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Old November 7th, 2018, 14:15
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If it's a Tera case, HARD pass, unless you like broken stuff and no warranty.


Yep it is lol posted it multiple places to see what Id get.. but I guess Im just gonna start with gearing it since it needs that anyway


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Old November 7th, 2018, 14:32
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Gears or Tcase that is the question...

Since it looks like you are going full buggy anyways why not just take this time to upgrade your tcase? If I didnt go full retard with a Dana 300 I would have been looking at an under drive box and a ford 205 twin stick for front digs.


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Old November 7th, 2018, 15:39
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Re: Gears or Tcase that is the question...

Being that you're at 4.88's, I'd just save the coin for a different case. You can usually find used 3.8 Atlas's once in a while for $1500 or so.

I personally would leave the gears as it, and try to work on saving for a different case.

The difference between 4.88 and 5.38's will be negligible compared to not just a better geared case, but a stronger one at that (which should allow for digs, etc.)
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Old November 7th, 2018, 17:46
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Re: Gears or Tcase that is the question...

^^ agree 100%. You cannot be loving 4.88's on 40's with the stock 231, why compound the problem? You have clearly outgrown the 231 and are ready for a big boy case. I have a doubler with a built D300 and the gearing options are great on the trail. For 42's if you like technical stuff I would be looking for a 4 speed solution.
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Old November 8th, 2018, 10:12
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Re: Gears or Tcase that is the question...

Gotta twin stick that mofo

There's this....

http://www.northwestfab.com/NWF-Blac...drive_c_7.html

But still think a doubler would be better or obviously an atlas if you got $$
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Old November 8th, 2018, 10:18
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Gears or Tcase that is the question...

What Ill probably end up doing is just start saving and the first rubi case or atlas I can find for a good price is getting bought.. I would love a twin stick but if I end up with a rubi case Ill see about cutting my 231 up and using it at the reduction box for more options on the trail or not idk I really would love a 4 speed atlas but those are pricey. I am picking up a stroker from a buddy of mine this week so that will help some once I get it refreshed and in. Honestly would like to keep my 4.88s for gear strength but well see


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Old November 8th, 2018, 16:22
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Re: Gears or Tcase that is the question...

do a ruby 241 tc , why not, 4 to 1, super strong, bolts right in.
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Re: Gears or Tcase that is the question...

I run 4.88's with 35's, I can't imagine trying to spin 40's like that lol. What axles are you running?

If it were me I would just save up for the Atlas. I've ran a 231/300 setup before and it worked well, but the Atlas will be stronger and more or less bolt in. The NWF black box is cool too, but also pricey and you still have a 231 (now with more torque going through it) without the ability to twin stick. It'll also make you rear driveline a lot shorter. At least with the 231/300 setup your drive shafts stay close to the same length.
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Old November 15th, 2018, 10:59
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I run 4.88's with 35's, I can't imagine trying to spin 40's like that lol. What axles are you running?

If it were me I would just save up for the Atlas. I've ran a 231/300 setup before and it worked well, but the Atlas will be stronger and more or less bolt in.


Running 35 spline 60s front and rear. The 4.88s did fine with the 40s Im just worried about the 42s Ill probably just start saving and either buy and atlas or a rubi case depending on what I find


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