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Old 08-02-2006, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was able to snatch a Dana 20 transfer case out of a parts Jeep I had for awhile. It has the Tera Low gears (3.15:1) in it and is really the only reason I am going to run it. I am looking for a high quality twin stick conversion kit for it. Quality is priority here so who's got the best kit out right now?
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like the one I made in my garage with some 5/16 heims, some 5/8" rod stock, and some misc. steel

Seriously, make your own, it's not that hard, and you can make it as beefy as you want.
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I like the one I made in my garage with some 5/16 heims, some 5/8" rod stock, and some misc. steel

Seriously, make your own, it's not that hard, and you can make it as beefy as you want.
Well, the project is on a time crunch and I have many other custom items that need tending too. For the $100 - $200 for the kit, I am buying time in a sense. It's worth it to me right now.
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JB Fab makes the best bang-for-the-buck.

A stainless twinstick kit, with boot for less than most sell a twinstick for anyhow.

http://www.jbfab.net/
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JB Fab makes the best bang-for-the-buck.

A stainless twinstick kit, with boot for less than most sell a twinstick for anyhow.

http://www.jbfab.net/
That kit looks pretty decent. Any others out there that compare?
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JB Fab makes the best bang-for-the-buck.

A stainless twinstick kit, with boot for less than most sell a twinstick for anyhow.

http://www.jbfab.net/

Using it on my Scout. Works. I had to bend the shifters to make them work.

Mech. works great.



Installed with boot. I have a 2" bodylift...so the shifters are a little shorter than I would like.

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That kit looks pretty decent. Any others out there that compare?
http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-...twin_stick.htm

http://www.wildhorses4x4.com/41.asp - 3/4 down the page

Tom's Bronco's sells the JB Fab sticks

I think Currie makes sticks for the Jeep D20, no idea if they will work with the IH or Ford models.
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Installed with boot. I have a 2" bodylift...so the shifters are a little shorter than I would like.


Ya, those are a little shorter than I would like. But since I don't have a body lift, they should sit high enough. Thanks for the pic's.
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http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-...twin_stick.htm

http://www.wildhorses4x4.com/41.asp - 3/4 down the page

Tom's Bronco's sells the JB Fab sticks

I think Currie makes sticks for the Jeep D20, no idea if they will work with the IH or Ford models.
I was told by my rebuilder that he thought Currie made the nicest setup. I was curious if anyone would mention them in this thread. I'll have to check them out as well.
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Also, how do I know what Dana 20 I have? This came out of a 74' Jeep Cherokee however it's entire drive train was swapped out before I received the Jeep. It could have come from any doner vehicle. I was told by another rebuilder that this was the "good" style case as it was one of the eaiser one's to do the twin stick conversion on. Is there any type of serial number I can cross reference with?
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I bot a D20 that had Don Custer's kit installed (whole pkg came from him).

Pricier, but nice kit.

http://home.alltel.net/ezduzit/twin20.htm
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I bot a D20 that had Don Custer's kit installed (whole pkg came from him).

Pricier, but nice kit.

http://home.alltel.net/ezduzit/twin20.htm
I don't understand why his kit is different than other Dana 20 twinstick conversions like he says in his ad?
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I don't understand why his kit is different than other Dana 20 twinstick conversions like he says in his ad?
Big difference is that other kits you must modify the shift rails, the Twin-Stix-20 includes 2 new shift rails already machined.

[I have no relation to the Twin-Stix-20 other than owning one.]
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Big difference is that other kits you must modify the shift rails, the Twin-Stix-20 includes 2 new shift rails already machined.

[I have no relation to the Twin-Stix-20 other than owning one.]
Well, what's involved in modifing the shift rails?

Also, I'll take some pic's of the transfer case and post them so I can find out from someone on here what style case it is.
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Well, what's involved in modifing the shift rails?
Just a little work with a grinder is all. Not too little, not too much. It's not hard or impossible. That is just what makes up the price difference, it's done for you, 100% right on the mark.
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Or you can just remove the interlock pills and remember not to shift into mixed ranges (front hi/rear low or front low/rear hi).
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Or you can just remove the interlock pills and remember not to shift into mixed ranges (front hi/rear low or front low/rear hi).
Ya, I just don't trust a friend driving it that would forget something like that. That would be a bad thing.
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Also, I read from one of the manufacturer's that you can't have front/lo only front/hi. What's up with that? I thought you get front/rear, hi/lo in any combo?
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Just a little work with a grinder is all. Not too little, not too much. It's not hard or impossible. That is just what makes up the price difference, it's done for you, 100% right on the mark.
So you actually get half of the case and also the shifters and such already installed?
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No, the shift rails are already mod'ed. You still have to tear down to install. I'm just saying this kit includes correctly machined shift rails.
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I'm putting this in a separate post because it might get whacked by an admin:

I have no relation to the company at all, but will point out that he has a rebuilt 20 on his for sale page for 500 that includes the twin stick kit. If somebody wants a drop-in.
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Here is an install of the JB kit

https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...=1#post5760436
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Thanks for the info and links guys. I'll see about getting that photo up here shortly so someone can tell me what style D20 unit I have.
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jeez, just fab one up ya lazy ass bitch.

your d20 wont need any mods to get it to be a twinstick. just be careful not to put the front in low and rear in high or visa versa.

ask me how i know.
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