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Re: low range gears

Post by SJC » 20 Apr 2017 14:18

SJC wrote:Maybe also speak to Ronald at 4x4traction. They import quite a bit of "stuff"....
"Ons het die volgende beskikbaar:

1 x Nissan Patrol low range gears - 85% - 3.743:1 Reduction: R37500.00 Incl.

Beskikbaarheid: ± 6-8 weke van betaling ontvang."

Bietjie aan die duur kant.... :surprised:

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Re: low range gears

Post by hugejp » 20 Apr 2017 14:22

Marino4x4 wrote:Terrain Tamer has a transfer case re-gearing kit available as well. The ratios are 1 and 3.561. You need to be an oil Barron though to get these. They are +-R20 000. This is the same cost as with Marks4wd but with all the import cost and duties. Not a cheap conversion. Then you still need to install it.
This is very true, that's why I would like to find a local engineering Co. to fab it.
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Re: low range gears

Post by Peter Connan » 20 Apr 2017 21:41

JP, I am sure there are gear cutters locally who can do it.\

But we will need to find a transfer case to measure up. Perhaps somebody has one we can borrow and strip down?

I agree with Alex, would love the standard 1:1 and 2:1 ratios to remain, with a third say 3.5:1 added.
I also doubt the shorter propshaft will be as much of a problem on a LWB patrol as it is on any of the bakkies, as our rear prop is a single section, rather than a double-section.

Don't think it will be possible on a SWB though, and it will be MUCH more expensive than the re-gear in the OP.
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Re: low range gears

Post by hugejp » 20 Apr 2017 23:06

I have a 4.5 that is standing, I would offer that T-case up as a donor, but is that the same as my 4.8???

"I agree with Alex, would love the standard 1:1 and 2:1 ratios to remain, with a third say 3.5:1 added.
I also doubt the shorter propshaft will be as much of a problem on a LWB patrol as it is on any of the bakkies, as our rear prop is a single section, rather than a double-section."


I'm keen on the above too!
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Re: low range gears

Post by Peter Connan » 21 Apr 2017 08:03

As far as I know, the TC is the same throughout the series. Perhaps just a different outlet casting as the 4.8 doesn't have the need to mount a brake backing plate.
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Re: low range gears

Post by ricster » 21 Apr 2017 08:37

My "future ex brother-in-law", does gear cutting. Ar these gears straight cut or what do they look like. If someone has a picture of what it will look like than I can send it to him and ask. I know his price will be very very good too.
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Re: low range gears

Post by hugejp » 21 Apr 2017 09:03

ricster wrote:My "future ex brother-in-law", does gear cutting. Ar these gears straight cut or what do they look like. If someone has a picture of what it will look like than I can send it to him and ask. I know his price will be very very good too.

Here we go cedric :pray:

http://www.marks4wd.com/partfinder/prod ... egory=1128
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Re: low range gears

Post by hugejp » 21 Apr 2017 09:07

The fitting instructions provide more info & pics...
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Re: low range gears

Post by Wilkie » 21 Apr 2017 11:49

I don't think those prices are that bad...but I think customs would have the final say on that one

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Re: low range gears

Post by SJC » 19 Sep 2017 20:57

So.... did we find someone who can produce this locally yet? Would love to throw some 35"s on my 4.5 and fit low range reduction gears.... :blonde: :blonde: :blonde:
the crawling speed with 33"s on, is already too fast for my liking... :wink:

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