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t-case question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Muddytazz, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I hear all the time about divorced t-cases. What is it and why? I've heard it said many of times, just never understood what its for and how it works. Pics would be good also /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    A divorced t-case is one that married a bitch. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Actually, what it is is a t-case that is not directly mated to the transmission and there's a short shaft between it and the tranny. Think that's right.......... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Ya bubba is correct.
    A divorcied t-cse is not married (bolted to) the transmission. This set up is often used on longer wheelbase vehicles to shorten the rear driveline. Some Ford hi-boyz have this and a practically 5 foot front drive shaft.
    I think I'm correct hope this can help
     
  4. Muddytazz

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    What is the purpose of running them that way?
     
  5. thatK30guy

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    They are also called "remote". Avoid these like the plague especially on Blazers because the rear shaft would be way too short for operating angles on lifted Blazers. You would be going thru u-joints like a mofo. Just stay away from these types of t-cases. Trust me on this. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I never planned on running one, I was just curious about them. I've heard lots of people talking about them, just never knew what they were and how/why they were used.
     
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    they are kinda cool in some ways. you can make anything a 4x4 if you have one and a front axle. I don't mean your dads old vista cruiser, but maybe an old sevice truck, or a bus for an offroad motorhome/towrig/support-truck/shop/somethingelse. Just some silly ideas I have runnin around.
     

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