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Old 11-17-2010
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ATLAS vs STaK

so i have check on here and pirate 4x4. And can not find anything on the pros and cons of these 2 transfer cases. what one is better and when.
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well they are basically competitors. If I remember correctly both are based off of a D300 tcase. I just like the Stak, when I was looking at it and I cant really remember why now.

i dont really think one is better than the other in certain situations. Its just how each are built. IMO you get more for your money with the Stak
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Haven't really ever heard anything bad about either one. I don't know how the cost match up though
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there both killer case's. period. stak you will get better dollar value, but u can also get huge combinations with the atlas, and i think they have been at it longer. an atlas 2 is were i would put my own money, but as i said it wont be bad going either way
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yes ! but only stak offers the transfer case mounted parking brake

it is a big plus for jeepers

even better for ranger owners , no messing with trying to fit or find calipers with the built in parking brake feature

1 cable to the transfer case mounted caliper and that is it.

plus with the stak case , you have 3 speeds not 2 , and their cases are a lot thicker than the atlas cases ( some models - not all of them )
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no totally true. You can mount a brake on the atlas and atlas offers a 4 speed.

I would still buy a Stak if it was me. Fits my needs better and I feel its a quality product.
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mounting the caliper bracket to the tail stock is a bad idea

the stak bracket from what it looks like , it is bolted to the case ( a lot stronger )
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This is almost like a locker debate ... Ask 5 people get 5 different answers on which one's better.

I think the Atlas is ok, not had a chance to abuse one too much yet. It held up to what was asked of it in Moab in the rocks and trails, but didn't get to push it very hard, no one else wanted to play in the big stuff so we didn't venture out too far from the group.

I would like to get ahold of a stak and try one out just to compare but I'm not sold on either one at this point.
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ya I am toying with the idea of getting one for when i put the 302 in the ranger.
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