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Chain Drive T-Case Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by El Taco, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    El Taco

    El Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    truck...01 taco with a j-shift t-case.

    simple question despite ALL the talk about how much more "stronger" a geared t-case is to a "chained" t-case on the newer trucks...

    are the "geared" t-cases THAT MUCH MORE "stronger" than the "chain-driven" t-cases???

    i read only one response that the "chain" t-cases are just as strong, if not stronger than the "geared" t-cases because there seems to be more "brokened" "geared" t-cases than "chained" t-cases on the trails.

    thank you for your time.
     
  2. Feb 25, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    kevhogaz

    kevhogaz Low Speed, High Drag

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    In as basic answer as I can give, no. A geared case will almost always be stronger than a chain. I've seen chains skip (NP208), and I've seen chains come completely through the aluminum case (Jeep quadra-trac).

    A chain can stretch, gears can't. You see more geared case's broken, because they get used in a lot more stressful situations, and there's more of 'em being used.
     
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