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Old 10-14-2009, 01:05 PM
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divorced t-case???

been kicking the idea around. would make front drive line angle abit beter. Im now soa with 4in lift springs , 1in shackles.
What are the pros and cons to this as ive only had one truck with a divorced t-case,a 1965 Dodge power wagon d-300.

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Old 10-14-2009, 01:16 PM
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besides adding two more u-joints to break in the equation

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1969 Caddy sedan deville future donor
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:29 PM
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besides adding two more u-joints to break in the equation

Adam

Just step up in Yoke sizes and that problem is solved....
I see nothing bad about a divorced t-cases in a FSJ... depending on what tranny you use will dictate a lot. The thing that's nice about a custom divorced set-up is that you can have it where both Driveshafts are of equal length... makes life a lot easier when it comes time to replace them... The intermediate shaft can be made at any good driveshaft place... or if you have the skill/knowledge you can make them for dirt cheap...
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:35 PM
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I've been wondering if on a '89 truck the driver's side driveline or 205 case will clear the stock fuel tank on a Jtruck?

That was supposed to read '80s truck.....
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:29 AM
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I've been wondering if on a '89 truck the driver's side driveline or 205 case will clear the stock fuel tank on a Jtruck?
ok i must be slower than the norm but you lost me here

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Old 10-15-2009, 09:19 PM
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I like a divorced t-case and have scored a dodge model for my J10 build. The benefits I see are this:


Moves some weight back towards the rear
Makes clutch swaps/trans drops much easier, T-case stays put. If you have ever had a t-case fall on you then you see the beauty of this.
Allows longer front drive shaft/better drive shaft angle, this would be very important on a truck with lots of lift.
Opens up lots of swap possibilities, anything that is 2wd in nature is now fair game, the "what will bolt up to what" problem goes away. The t-case sets the drop side, the engine & trans could be from anything you want to put in there.
NP205 .. very stout unit with plenty of parts to make better if you want
No dual cardian set up if you don't want to deal with it, the factory divorced set ups I have seen didn't have them.


The down sides I see:
Lots of fabricating.. this could be an upside, if you enjoy welding, cutting etc.
Mid shaft could puke if it's not up to job.
Longer shift linkage
If you fab the t-case in lower to get the max benefit of happy driveshaft angles then you do have the potential of hanging that thing up on a steep climb or obstacle.

Like you, my key experience is with a farm fresh stock Dodge, 74' 3/4 ton, 360/435 w. 4:10's w/ 35's. I saw that truck takes loads of wheeling abuse and then hook up to a trailer and tow broke trucks home pretty often Wore out clutch linkage sidelined it from time to time but other than that the driveline was very solid. I have it mind to replicate that truck with my J10 as it was rig that plain worked, nothing fancy or exotic, just stout and dependable, trip after trip if filled both rolls of wheeler and worker perfectly. It went to full on wheeler later on and other stuff happened..

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Old 10-16-2009, 12:21 PM
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im really leaning towards this, some more fab work at this point in the game aint no thing, is they any down side to the hiway manners running a divorced t-case?

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razor grill
1969 Caddy sedan deville future donor
1950 IHC chopped 8in to much to list..............
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:57 PM
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I've been wondering if on a '89 truck the driver's side driveline or 205 case will clear the stock fuel tank on a Jtruck?

That was supposed to read '80s truck....
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