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Atlas III with 5.047:1 low range

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by zakk, Apr 2, 2003.

  1. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    So its coming, who's gonna get it?

    169:1 with a SM465/Atlas III/5.13's

    130:1 with a TH350/Atlas III/5.13's


    262:1 with a TH350/ORD douber with the Atlas III on the back/5.13's
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> That's all well and good, but you'll jump from like 25:1 or so in high range all the way to that 169:1. Seems like you'd want something in the middle too. I'd rather get the doubler setup with 3:1 gears in the 203. </font>
     
  3. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    that's why you run the AtlassIII/ORD Doubler /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    2.01 Low
    5.047 Super Low
    10:1 Stupid Low

    one can dream...
     
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    IronMan 1/2 ton status

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    10:1 Stupid Low

    one can dream...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    LOL Stupid Low
     
  5. ntsqd

    ntsqd 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Stupid Low

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    LOL, first heard that one from Scott E. @ Rockstomper about 3 years ago. Been using it ever since.
     
  6. 6.2Blazer

    6.2Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I just can't imagine that a 5:1 low range, not to mention a 10:1, would be useful very often. My buddy with a Zuk runs 5:1 t-case gears so he can turn 33" Boggers with stock axle gears and stock engine, but still spends most of the time on the trail running in 4th and 5th gear just to keep up.

    We don't do much rock-crawling around the Midwest, where momentum and tire speed are often needed, so real low gears can actually hurt performance.
     
  7. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> I think I would rather have 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 and 6:1 that a doubler setup with the 3:1 in the 203 would offer. WTF would you need 10:1 for in a fullsize? </font>
     
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    to idle up the last waterfall in Upper Helldorado
     
  9. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> Uh huh... I guess that since I haven't been there I can't really say that 10:1 is not neccesary, but people have been doing it up until now without it so I don't see the point in giving up all the other ratio choices for something that will only benefit you on one particular obstacle... The 6:1 would give you a crawl somewhere around 200:1, which seems to me to be plenty low for 99.999% of what you'll ever do and will be workable for the other .001%. Just MNSHO though, do what ya want with your truck. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font>
     
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    6:1 would only give me 157:1 which is kinda low, but I want stupid low so that I can just point my truck at a rock, get out and watch it climb.

    now all I need is ~$4000 to afford the ORD/Atlass III doubler.
     
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    <font color="green"> Awww, only 157:1, you poor thing! I dunno man, I just have to wonder if going deeper than that is worth the extra $2k. I think that I would rather put that money into something else... 157:1 is awfully deep for a truck with a V8. What is Watson running now? </font>
     
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    Sounds real tempting.
    Tonys in the market for one.
    Deeper gears sure make it alot easier in a fullsize.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Sounds real tempting.
    Tonys in the market for one.
    Deeper gears sure make it alot easier in a fullsize.

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    exactly.
    This coming from a guy (Ken) who is running 151:1 and walked up the hammers I am already wondering on the 102:1 that I am running.
    I already PM'd Tony about the Atlas III, but he is working like a dog right now.

    I e-mailed Wagner about thier 3.1:1 203 and my doubler project suffered another set back...

    oh well.
     
  14. Greg72

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    6:1 would only give me 157:1 which is kinda low, but I want stupid low so that I can just point my truck at a rock, get out and watch it climb.

    now all I need is ~$4000 to afford the ORD/Atlass III doubler.

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    Boy I hate to say it....but from a guy who thoroughly enjoyed our sport up until 2 weeks ago with a 41:1 crawl ratio......it sounds like you are now caught up in the "numbers game" BIG TIME!!!!!

    I don't think you are thinking straight anymore.....from 41 to 157 is going to be HUGE!!!!.....(probably like the day you put a locker in your truck) in terms of what it will do for your offroad prowess.

    ....to lament your lack of 300:1 reduction makes you sound a bit "non-credible" if you ask me.... /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
  15. zakk

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    well what I am credible in is that fact that my current set-up is making tranny's die. add that to a anemic 41:1 in what I am making it do is why I am tired of swaping trannys and why I want to stop swapping those in and instead swap in some gearing.

    I post this as just a product FYI and now I am defending myself and my desire to crawl... ****.
     
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    Hey Zakk in your defense of the need for deeper gears.You experianced a truck with 465&gt;203/205&gt;5.86s.Im a firm believer if you want to get it in the rocks you better crawwwwwwwl.There is NO subsitute for low gears.


    As someone once said"If you havent been to the Hammers you dont know Jack."
     
  17. BranndonC

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Sounds real tempting.
    Tonys in the market for one.
    Deeper gears sure make it alot easier in a fullsize.

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    what gears you runnin with those 38's?

    edit never mine, 5.86's right
     
  18. WakeBoard&4X4er

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    Where is some info on these?
     

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