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JB conversions Lomax 3 to 1 205

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Tominator II, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Tominator II

    Tominator II 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone here installed the lomax 3 to 1 kit in a 205 transfer case? I am thinking about buying the kit because it sounds perfect for my Jimmy. It gives you 3 to 1 low range and you dont need new driveshafts or shifter linkage. I would appreciate any firsthand knowledge of it any of you might have. Thanks, TN
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I havent looked into it as I dont need to go lower.... not a crawler but a mudder...:haha:

    I hear that they are not cheap though.... :crazy:
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    the Lomax 3 to 1 kit doesn't fit in a 205 case, it comes with a new case. You have to install all the other common 205 parts in it...

    Rene
     
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    Tominator II 1/2 ton status

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    Right. The new case is part of the kit. The kit is 1100.00. Anyone out there installed one?
     
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    I believe that FWP has one.

    Harley
     
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    Don't tell Rob. We are keeping it a secret till Moab :pimp:
     
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    I have one but have not installed it yet because Im making alot of changes to my Blazer and want to swap everything at the same time!

    Its an excellent kit and went together nicely,you will need a donor 205 for shafts,output housing,etc.

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    Thanks, man. I have 4.56 gears in my Jimmy and I just went from 36"tsl tires to 38" groundhawgs so a 3 to 1 ratio would compensate nicely. I am running a 465 4 speed so I would still have granny low for crawling. I have a tbi 454 from a 93 GMC 1 ton I am going to install also so I should have plenty of power for high range fast wheeling also.
     
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    Rob don't care..... Unless it's an Ak-47 or something....

    Aint that right, Shooter...?!?:laugh:

    BTW, Fred's 6:1 setup is the shiznit!.... almost as good as a couple of staked up 208's... :D

    Marv
     
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    FWP CRS

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    What do you want to know?

    And Marv, you're right, it's almost as good as stacked 208s :)
     
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    Is it a good product and does it work well? Thanks, TN
     
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    Yes, Good stuff.
     
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    Thanks, Now I gotta decide. TN
     
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    i'm still waiting on mine. i'm going to run a 203/205 NWF doubler with a completely new lo max from JBConv. it was either buy the kit for 1100 + shipping, source a np205 {which i could only find 10 splines here in TX} + get that shipped or drive to pick it up which would be about 200 just for the case, change out the 32 spline front output that cost me 120, plus the 205 would probably need a rebuild kit cost:~130 + time/labor depending on which one you use, modifying your shift rails which again comes down to labor or your own time, plus 1410 yokes that i decided to run since i already have 1410s on the axle ends, so all in all, i found it cheaper or competively priced to just get a complete, rebuilt lo max. comes to me ready to bolt up & with the NWF doubler i'll have 2:1, 3:1, and 6:1.
     
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    Can I ask what you paid for the complete LoMax?:crazy:
     
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    it costs 1699 + any options you decide to add, which can add up quick :eek1: check out www.northwestfab.com
     
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    For what you get here, I think the cost is cheap!

    No other option provides you w/ an indestructable unit and a decent ratio.

    Atlas and STaK are both more expensive options and are probably not as tuff...

    Marv
     
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    Listen here Springer, I heard that remark!!! :O

    Just because I have skills you don't have to be so jealous. You know, I got skills BABY!:haha: :haha:
     

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