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had to take my t-case out..

Ah, there it is..

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But.. what do we have here, next to the case?

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how are you going to setup your dual shifters? Ive had my doubler sitting around for a while and Ive been brainstorming a good setup.
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how are you going to setup your dual shifters? Ive had my doubler sitting around for a while and Ive been brainstorming a good setup.
I'm going to assume you have a 1350 or 1354 for your 2nd case.. I can't help you out too much there because my unit is a stubler (shorty doubler) and it's setup with a simple rod action: (pull) up and you're in HI, (push) down and you're in LO.
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ohhh..this is one of those gear reducers that goes in between the trans and the transfer case? correct? Like an overdrive unit...but your underdriving it.
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I'm going to assume you have a 1350 or 1354 for your 2nd case.. I can't help you out too much there because my unit is a stubler (shorty doubler) and it's setup with a simple rod action: (pull) up and you're in HI, (push) down and you're in LO.
Mine should shift similar, Im going to rotate the stock shift lever on the tcase around so that it shifts up and down. My doubler just isnt as nice looking as yours.

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ohhh..this is one of those gear reducers that goes in between the trans and the transfer case? correct? Like an overdrive unit...but your underdriving it.
Correct on the gear reduction unit, as is any transfer case with 4LO. This is basically a 2nd t-case, only without the output shaft part. Mine has the same gear set as a stock 1354 does (2.48:1). So after the two are mated, my double LO will be 6.15:1.
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Got my doubler assembled today.. will get it back on the truck tomorrow, then move on with getting the t-case skid finished. Anyhow.. pics!

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Nice, is the front drive shaft going to clear the doubler?

I can't really tell from the pictures.
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Nice, is the front drive shaft going to clear the doubler?

I can't really tell from the pictures.
Yeah it will. Though even I was surprised when I got it all together and stepped back for a 'whole picture' look.


And in case anyone notices, I cutoff the stock shift linkage on the case to modify it to clear the main/thick plate between the two cases..
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Wow, thats going to be close.

Guess I would have to see a picture of the driveshaft mounted.

Now would be a good time to ditch the CV style driveshaft.
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Now would be a good time to ditch the CV style driveshaft.
Why would I do that?
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wait so did you cut the front case? or have someone do that?

very cool Kevin, I should do this, I already have 2 transfer cases.
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Damn son, you got alot done last night. What time did your finish at?
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Looking good. Should crawl real nice once that's done.
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wait so did you cut the front case? or have someone do that?

very cool Kevin, I should do this, I already have 2 transfer cases.
Someone else.. Everything from the thick aluminum plate forward (except for the cover plate) is what I got from the guy on Pirate.
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oh ok. cool, cant wait to see it done!
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Okay.. got the sucka installed a couple days ago. I've been working on the t-case skid now that the doubler is in.

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Linkage squared away..

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And don't let the angle fool ya.. there's just enough clearance for everything to function.

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Looks good! Now what did you do for the stuff in the cab?
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I bet that thing crawls great. You do some good work.
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Looks good! Now what did you do for the stuff in the cab?
I got a peek already it looks real awsome.
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Looks good! Now what did you do for the stuff in the cab?
I'll get a pic of that up soon. I just didn't have it all buttoned up when I snapped the pic of the linkage. But it's reeaalllyy simple, yet sweet! :)


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I bet that thing crawls great. You do some good work.
Yeah I can't wait to try it. Though I've been making leaps and bounds with each project, as with any work involving several different projects on a rig, there's quite a few 'little' things left before I get to that point.

Thanks for the compliment! I generally take abit longer than is required, but that's just because I like to have a really clean, well-thought through design and have the work show it.
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I generally take abit longer than is required, but that's just because I like to have a really clean, well-thought through design and have the work show it.
It really shows. I'm so jealous of your rig!
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Great job on the linkage. The only problem that I found with the doubler set up is that intermediate shaft (the one you picked up off of pirate along w/ the unit) tends to fail. But, there was a guy on Pirate that was apperantly casting and not welding the two splines together. Did you by chance get one of those? BTW, nice job all together and great lookin rig.
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Great job on the linkage. The only problem that I found with the doubler set up is that intermediate shaft (the one you picked up off of pirate along w/ the unit) tends to fail. But, there was a guy on Pirate that was apperantly casting and not welding the two splines together. Did you by chance get one of those? BTW, nice job all together and great lookin rig.
Thanks.. the linkage was no easy brainstorm..

The one I bought from the guy on Pirate was made by 4-x-fab.com and the intermediate shaft is one piece, machine, splined, annealed and heat treated.
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