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jgano23 09-13-2009 09:19 PM

Low Range T-Case Questions
 
i took the dana 300 out of my cj, and it needs to be rebuilt. we figured while it was out and apart we might as well put in the 4:1 low range kit in there (well, actually we are still batting the idea around). anyway, the 2 kits that are known and out there are the teralow kit and the lomax kit. i don't really care which one i get b/c i have read thread and reviews on both and they are both strong kits. my question is, where can i get them. jbconversions.com has the lomax kit, and 4x4groupbuy.com has the teralow, but is there any where else? i like to support local business, but no one anywhere near me has or can get either one, so it seems i need to get it online. price is always an issue, but service and support are important also. i would rather pay more, but know that the company cares about and helps their customers. if anyone has any ideas please let me know. thanks guys.

jpdocdave 09-13-2009 09:25 PM

definately get it, but i have searched and haven't seen that many outlets either. not cheap either.

jgano23 09-13-2009 09:40 PM

i was hoping you would make your way in here. ya, they are definitely not cheap. i really like that the lomax because their gears are not welded or pressed, they are machined out of one piece of metal. just the gear set is $600. i am hoping that is all i need for now. the rotation plate and imput gear is another $250; a heavy duty front shaft is $175, and heavy duty rear shaft is $390. a grand totat of $1415. :redface: that's a lot of coin right there.

jpdocdave 09-13-2009 10:39 PM

i'm not putting all that in my d300, but it might be worhtwhile to only do it once. i doubt just by putting the gears in the rest will blow up. it is possible if you're dumb behind the skinny pedal. i would just do the gears w/ the rebuild, but i can tear it apart again without caring.

its the same as everything else we do, gotta weigh it on the scale. i do like the lomax also.

jgano23 09-13-2009 10:46 PM

that was what i was going to do. i definitely can't afford $1415. and really, all i need are the gears and a front output shaft. i am going to get a stock used shaft though. i don't think i do nearly enough wheeling (and certainly not enough hard core wheeling) to justify that entire kit.

jgano23 09-14-2009 09:03 AM

ok, so i got some pricing on both the lomax and teralow.

lomax: $600
teralow: $546

jgano23 09-16-2009 09:49 PM

ok, so i did it this afternoon. i got the teralow and a dana 300 rebuild kit from 4x4groupbuy.com (great place to deal with by the way. great prices and very nice knowledgeable staff.) i also ordered a set of used input and output shafts for $75 total including shipping. and i paid for it using money that i accumulated by selling other jeep stuff on ebay!! :punk:

jpdocdave 09-16-2009 09:56 PM

awesome, i love buying parts with crap i sold.

hey, you can go ahead and send a 4:1 kit my way to, since you's got all dat money layin around.

i'd have some money for my build if that tj axle would sell. :D

jgano23 09-16-2009 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by jpdocdave (Post 442435)
awesome, i love buying parts with crap i sold.

hey, you can go ahead and send a 4:1 kit my way to, since you's got all dat money layin around.

i'd have some money for my build if that tj axle would sell. :D

i don't have money anymore, now that i just dropped $775 on the parts i just got. :D what i can do though is wheel the crap out of my kit and give yo a review on it. now all i need is a lift. i guess i better get my ass in gear and sell some more parts. that's the nice thing about having a few jeeps, even though you are always broke from fixing them, you can at least resell some of the parts and recoup part of the loss.....plus there is always a jeep to steal parts from :D.

jpdocdave 09-16-2009 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by jgano23 (Post 442442)
:D what i can do though is wheel the crap out of my kit and give yo a review on it.

oh well thats just as good :rolleyes:



:rofl:

jgano23 09-17-2009 08:17 AM

well, i can't hep you with the $$$, but if you need used parts out of any jeep call this place: Northfield 4x4 (610) 377-3992. they are in Lehighton, Pa. this guy is great. i have gotten a lot of parts from him in the past. he has parts and rebuilds jeeps. he only sells used parts that are in great shape, no garbage, and his prices are great. he has tons of parts from doors to output shafts. i can't say enough good about this guy.

1BLKJP 09-18-2009 02:23 AM

You won't regret it. TCase and axle gearing are two of the best ways you can spend money on your rig.

You an also never go wrong with Jason at 4x4Groupbuy. I spent about 5k with him when he was based here in AZ about 5 years back. Great guy to work with and great guy to wheel with.

jgano23 09-18-2009 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 443309)
You won't regret it. TCase and axle gearing are two of the best ways you can spend money on your rig.

You an also never go wrong with Jason at 4x4Groupbuy. I spent about 5k with him when he was based here in AZ about 5 years back. Great guy to work with and great guy to wheel with.

ya, i've wanted the 4:1 low range kit for a while now. the axles are d44's w/ 4.10 and i am really happy with that setup, so the low range kit will be a great addition. now i'll be able to follow the guys with automatics with out silently cursing them out be able to go so much slower w/o stalling :D. i should have it by next week and the hubby will probably install it next weekend. it will definitely be ready for the RC trip in october :punk:. i seem to need to upgrade by necessity, not necessarily in the order i want to. i was hoping my next upgrade would be a lift (seeing as i already have the tires in my garage), but my t-case was leaking like a sieve. so the hubby removed the t-case to find and fix the problem. he figured while it was already out and in need of a rebuild he we might as well get the low range kit. no need to do the work twice (i can't argue with that :punk:) plus, we had the $$ in the paypal account from all the jeep junk we recently sold.

i actually ordered the stuff over the phone so i had a chance to talk to jason. he is a great guy and really knows his stuff. we actually spent 20 mins talking about accounting software and credit card processing rates b/c we both have the same system. it is great to do business with a place that knows their stuff and will actually talk with you rather than just taking your $$ and hanging up. definitely a great company, it was not my first order with them and certainly won't be my last. (ftw, $439 for a 4" rough country lift kit :D;))


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