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Heavy Duty T-Case Chain

like the title says, does anyone know of a heavy duty T-case chain that would resist stretching more than the stock one? I would like to stay with american made because i dont trust the material quality of chineese products etc. probably gonna get one tomorrow so any advice would be great.
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Time to replace the Tcase.
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it only has 50k on it. i think the chain is just stretched so why would i need a whole new case?
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it only has 50k on it. i think the chain is just stretched so why would i need a whole new case?
What symptoms are you getting that you think the chain is stretched? The chain that is in there isnt small by anymeans I have one downstairs that I just took out of my tcase when I swapped the guts over to my 1350 doubler.
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when in 4wd (most noticeable in snow) there will be a loud clunk/jolt and the front end will lose power momentarily and my back will start to slide over. I thought these T-cases had a tendency to stretch chains allowing them to climb or skip teeth. both diffs are fine, already been checked out.
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yeah def sounds like the chain let me know how you make out.
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will do.
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will do.
I have the chain from my E1354. If you want it you can have it for the price of shipping.
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Ill keep that in mind, but im still looking around for something that will resist stretching more than a stock chain. with 35's and 4.88s the chain is taking a little more abuse than it was designed for and i dont really want to replace it in another 20-30k

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I have the chain from my E1354. If you want it you can have it for the price of shipping.
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Something else has to be wrong, you shouldnt be going through chains like that. Theres guys who run alot larger tires and gearing that arent having a problem.
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well, this is the only thing i can think of. everything in the T-case looks fine as far as ware goes, but you cant tell if a chain is stretched just by looking at ware. still looking into what the proper tension should be so i can know for sure. if anyone has any other suggestions as to what might be the problem im all ears.
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Are you running an automatic or manual? I could see if you were a manual and you shock loaded the driveline it might stretch the chain faster then say a auto would.
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electric tcase or manual?

i would venture to guess your whole tcase is shot. get ahold of another one and slide it in there real quick and try it.
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i have an auto and electric T-Case. what would be "shot" about my case? i had it apart a few weeks ago (the problem existed then also) and all the parts looked fine. do you mean the electrical stuff is bad or something?
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do you know if the electric motor is engaging all the way?

does it do the same in 4L and 4hi?
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I found another BW 1354 electric T-case with 57K on it for $300. any thoughts on that price? not sayin im gonna get it, but if it turns out its not the chain ill have somewhere to go from there.
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it does the same in both. i replaced the motor over the summer with a new one so i dont think that is the problem. an interesting thing that has been happening for about a year or more is that it does not like to go into 4 lo. i usually have to stop and take a fuse out (one of the 4x4 ones near the pass feet) then put it back in and it usually works then. i dont think these problems are related though because they started about 6 months apart.
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sounds very pricey! i paid 250 for my manual case.
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Both of those sound pricey. Electric cases should be cheap. I bought my manual case for 100, then another 30 for the shift linkage.

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mine came with full linkage and that was shipped.
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ok, ill keep an eye open for a better deal in case i need it.
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