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Well good news regarding atlas t-cases

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Paxx, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    If some of you remember from my post a while ago we were not sure if the atlas could stand up to the hp/tq of a built big block in the neighborhood of 500hp/650tq. Well I called Advance Adapters and spoke with someone there who told me that it could easily take that and more. He said that they have maxed out test dyno's before breaking the t-case. I don't know if that means anything without the shock loads that offroading places on them but he said it was backed by a garauntee. If you break it in the first 6mo they will replace it free of charge. After the first 6mo they will replace any part that breaks due to manufacturer defect.

    Just thought it was good to know that they are confident it will hold up and figured I'd share it with all you.

    ~Max
     
  2. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Well, i wanted an atlas until I found this:

    http://www.stak4x4.com/gallery.htm

    A 3 speed transfer case would be shweet!! And sorry, I already volunteered to be their first test case fullsize/Blazer :D:pimp1:
     
  3. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Interesting...very interesting :thinking:
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    the point was made on Pirate, 3 speeds in the size of an Atlas? Gears can't be very large.

    As for the Atlas, eh, ask Jesse at High Angle what he thinks. He has mentioned seeing people blow an Atlas, never in 4lo but in 2hi.
     
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    6.2Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    There is a guy on Pirate4x4 named Dan Dibble who is running an Atlas in his very large and heavy 4-seat tube buggy. This thing has cut 44" Boggers, 2.5 Rockwells, and a very healthy 454. I've seen pictures and videos and he really beats on that thing. From what I've read he's broken stock 2.5 ton axle shafts, but never the Atlas...............the best testimony I've ever heard for an Atlas!
     
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    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Have you seen his pit crew?!?!?!:pimp1::rotfl::yikes:
     
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    :waytogo:
     
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    He's a member here as well and IIRC, he has only put 3 tanks of fuel through that buggy.

    Only time will tell.
     
  9. Nonesuch

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    rockwells shafts are weak anyways

    That still doesn't mean the Atlas isn't strong. I run one and I DBLAZER runs one with a Klune in front of it. They will hold up to a lot of abuse :D
     
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    that stak case is some hot internet porn.:grin:
     
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    From all of the pictures and videos I've seen that buggy has more hardcore wheelin' under it's belt the last year or two than most people will see in a lifetime. Besides, a tank of fuel can last a long time on a trailride.

    Regarding the comment about Rockwell shafts being "weak".......what are you comparing it to????
     
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    He is not listening, he has joined the 'Band'........
     
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    Yeah, I know........just putting in a comment for other people to see.

    If you get bored go over to Pavementsucks.com and you can watch Timmay working on getting banned there also.
     
  14. dan dibble

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    What????? The buggy has been together for over a year now, and shows over 650miles on the corrected speedo. And trust me it dosent get 50mpg.

    Here are over 2000 pics of it not burning gas. (the vids will be down till the end of the month)

    link below

    chassis trips with pics


    The Atlas has stood up very well with never a problem.

    Dan
     
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    This photo will get a lot of people upset here. :D
    [​IMG]
     
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    I know I'm upset......where are all the pretty girls??? I'm not used to seeing that rig without them..... :D
     
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    How the hell big is that buggy Dan? Makes that Blazer look like a *gasp* Toyota.:ignore: :1zhelp:
     
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    Wow a Blazer towing a gooseneck... :grin::grin::grin::grin: That would be funny to see...
     
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    Not to hijack, but I think their weight comparison sums up how strong that stak case will be. 140 pounds for their case and 138 for a 205. Now while I've never heard of anyone breaking gears in a 205, adding in an extra set and only gaining 2 pounds in the overall weight probably means they're not very large. I haven't considered other possibilities such as case design and material but I'm really not sure this new t-case will be as strong as some people hope.
     
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    The number of broken 'front' rockwell shafts I have seen and read about. This also depends on the year of the axle. From what I understand, the older axles (Timken) have the weakest shafts. The shaft size is not much bigger than a D60 shaft and there are fewer splines unless you go aftermarket and spend the big bucks on the super strong 40 spline (or more) shafts. Check out www.jabnasty.com to see some rockwell'd buggies tearing up S!@# :grin:
     

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