Hey Guys and Gals, Just wanted to say hello. This site looks great with lots of good info. Hopefully I can contribute to it.
Thnx! I like yours, want to trade There are others maybe 3 before mine and a few coming soon, right Scottdyogim said:1st t100 I've seen SAS'ed. Nice rig!
With the shackles being in the rear on the front springs it pushes the wheel back at full stuff a lot so I had to do some fender trimming but that’s it. The axle is about 4" forward so it helps. When I go to 40's this summer I will have a 3 link set up so the wheels will move away from the fender. I'm trying to stay at the same suspension height with 40's so wish me luck. :welder:MURDERMAN said:Nice rig, welcome aboard.
How is the clearance at the rear of the front fender during full stuff, with the steering turned fully toward the stuff side? It looks a little tight in a few of your pics.
yeah mine is a stick. Thats good hear about the 21 spline. I just figure that since I will have everything apart I might as well shell out the $180 and upgrade the front case also.Murderman said:I keep in pretty regular contact with Scott. He definitely has to rotate the knuckles [I seem to recall something like 6-7 degrees] even with the dual cases. His pinion angle was pretty good with his planned CV driveshaft, but his caster was too negative.
As you probably already know, he is running front shackles, so your application may be slightly different. With your spring angle, the caster might be OK, but the pinion angle might be a little low with a CV driveshaft; if you use a regular driveshaft, you might get lucky.
3 Franklins for a pair of gear cases with the adapter sounds like a good deal; heck, the adapter alone is that much new. You may want to check with Marlin about what is involved with the adapter [?simply swapping out the sleeve] if you go to 23-spline. Just curious, do you have an auto or a manual; if an auto, 2.28/2.28 is probably just fine?
As far as "needing" to upgrade from 21-spline, I have been running my gear case for right at 20 years, and have only broken one input shaft. Bear in mind that for 18 of those years, I have had a 4.3/T-350 in front of it. I broke the shaft when shifting from reverse to drive while rolling backwards down a hill with 38's, so they are pretty tough.
I just recently put 4.7's in, since I don't have enough wheelbase to do dual cases very easily. I stuck with 21-spline since I didn't want to have to change the output shaft in my tranny. Marlin's gears are definitely much beefier than the factory input shaft, particularly in the critical area where I snapped mine.