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Old 09-14-2010, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 3.5 Pajero 99 model with 5 speed manual(V5M31). I want to change the transfer gearing ratio. I know of the gears in Aus. Is there other options to consider like another transfer make from ??? or something. Here in South Africa spares is sometimes a problem especially on Mitsu's. Basically the only spares I can get is from agents. I have friends with other makes of 4x4 like jeeps,ect. Is there perhaps a transfer that will fit with or without modification?

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You are really stuck with the stock tcase stuff unless you can do your own fabrication! Good luck!
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If you want to change the diff gearing..... you've got some options from 4.22 4.63 4.88 or 5.29, if you just want to change the lowside of your tranfercase, they make a 3.15 gear for it..... everythings pretty well mitsu and only mitsu
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. Then I will go the 3.15 gears from Aus route.

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Thanks for the replies. Then I will go the 3.15 gears from Aus route.

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That is really the best option.
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Yes it would require alot of work with the 5speed, the automatics can use some of the newer jeep transfer cases.
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If you were to swap an automatic you could use NV241, Dana 300, Atlas or any of the t-cases that can be adapted to the round jeep pattern.
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Yes it would require alot of work with the 5speed, the automatics can use some of the newer jeep transfer cases.
i just picked up a spare 5 speed w/t-case at the junkyard for $100. Putting Gears in the Transfer case in the next month or two for my trip to Johnson Valley. Last year i almost wrecked myself as the low speeds were just to fast on those big rocks!

I would like an automatic but i just do not trust Japanese Automatic. no real reason for the mistrust. just personal flavor i guess.
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