|02-21-2018 10:38 AM|
|littlebuddy||You could also go with a planetary gear box like the Klune and keep the stock transfer case. Of course you would have to make your own adapter for both end of the Klune.|
|02-16-2018 09:26 AM|
|paulevans76||Actually man, it may be the AR5 bell to r150/151 to dual cases? You'll want to double check. Marlin crawler did a few of them about 10 years ago or so, and Dave might know for sure as well.|
|02-15-2018 05:41 AM|
|02-14-2018 04:11 PM|
|paulevans76||He might have the AR5 to dual Toyota, that has been done a few times. When I saw 2wd I thought divorced setup. The divorced has been done in an amigo, but it did have a super short rear shaft. But the AR5 dual Toyota is a slick setup.|
|02-14-2018 02:32 PM|
|02-14-2018 10:53 AM|
I went down another rabbit hole with a 2wd sm465 to divorced toy, which with a single geared down case and the granny gear, you'd have plenty of gear options, but I think with ~200hp and weighing probably close to 5k lb, it would have been more than even a built yota case would hold up to, and I also wanted to keep it semi streetable. So dumped that idea.
I'm down to either running an auto to a moderate 3-4:1 case, or toss another case on the back of my MUA5 for duals.
|02-13-2018 05:51 AM|
|Blue Bomber||That is awesome! Thanks for the pics! I need to figure something out to get a better crawl ratio.|
|02-12-2018 10:34 AM|
Attached are a few pictures of the adapter I had to make to mate the 4 speed Atlas up to the 4L30E transmission. The third pic is the input shaft on the Atlas machined down to fit the transmission. Also included a few pic's of my rig.
|02-12-2018 10:14 AM|
|02-12-2018 10:13 AM|
|littlebuddy||2 more to go|
|02-12-2018 10:13 AM|
|02-12-2018 10:12 AM|
|02-12-2018 10:11 AM|
|littlebuddy||I see I need at least (10) posts before I can post pictures so bear with me on the next few posts.|
|02-08-2018 07:00 PM|
|tripleXJ||we all want to see. I have a set of duals with the 4.7 rear laying around and would love to run it behind my auto.|
|02-08-2018 09:01 AM|
|Blue Bomber||Im really interested in youre setup. Ive been trying to find ways to get a better crawl ratio than just the Revo 3:1 gears. Heard that a 2wd manual trans and an adapter to dual yota tcases is a good option. Doing the atlas seems like less work though. Can yo PM me some pictures?|
|01-22-2018 06:04 AM|
|littlebuddy||The 3:1 with the 6:17 is a good combo with an automatic. I also do a lot of winter wheeling and I donít think I would want to go much lower since itís nice to have the wheel speed to get up the hills. I think I will really like the 4 speed Atlas since now I can have the lower gears in the rocks and have the higher gears for winter wheeling.|
|01-19-2018 09:50 AM|
I figured it would probably do ok as long as it stayed cool and the rig wasn't too big/heavy.
How did you like it with the 3:1 and 6.17s? I have been thinking along those lines with various combos - 700r4 to lt230, 700r4 or aw4 to the zu case with the 3.1's, etc. That or stick with the manual and run duals. I only have the 3:1's and the manual, so my crawl at just over 60:1 is worthless in anything technical. It's 3 footin' and bouncing through everything. An auto at 60:1 I figure would be decent enough bc of the torque converter.
|01-15-2018 10:29 AM|
|littlebuddy||I get an error note stating my "post count must be greater" before I can post pictures.|
|01-14-2018 02:45 PM|
|ovrez||sounds nice , you have any pictures of the rodeo buggy|
|01-08-2018 05:37 AM|
Before installing the Atlas, my rig weighed in a hair over 3700 pounds so now it must be more like 3750lbs.
I went with the 10.34:1 ratio so that gives me the option to run 1:1, 2.72:1, 3.80:1, and 10.34:1.
Regarding the transmission. I have heard that a few people have had problems with the 4L30E transmission but you can look at any transmission and they all have problems. In my opinion I believe the 4L30E is a great transmission and Iíll tell you why. When I started wheeling this rig it was right after I got into a car accident with my daily driver. The Isuzu didnít come out of the situation to well so I decided to turn it into an off-road rig. I put in a dana 44 front axle and ran 35 inch tires. After a few years I decided to turn it into a buggy in 2012 and went with one-ton axles with 6:17 gears, 3.1 transfer case gear reduction, and 42 inch tires. After the build, I figured I would have tranny problems since it is classified as a ďlight-dutyĒ transmission but itís still going strong with no problems. I believe the main killer to any transmission is fluid level and heat. Take these two equations out of the picture and your transmission problems should be minor.
|01-05-2018 09:22 AM|
|paulevans76||Very cool. How heavy is your buggy? That trans isn't known to hold up to towing/beatings, but hopefully the gear reduction will take some strain off of it. What ratio did you go with?|
|01-02-2018 10:42 AM|
I received my 4 speed Atlas last month and have to say that sheís in my 99 Isuzu Rodeo buggy. Before starting this project, I searched the internet for any advice, but I found nothing. I did install the 3:1 gear reduction in my stock transfer case from Independent 4x4 a few years ago but I still wanted something a little lower for more control in the rocks. I knew I wanted a 4 speed Atlas but wasnít for sure exactly what was all involved to matting it up to my 4L30E transmission. All I knew was the 4L30E transmission had a 27 spline count and that Atlas makes a female 27 spline input shaft, so I made my purchase. After receiving my Atlas, I noticed to get the same spline engagement as my current transfer case I had to machine the OD of the input shaft on the Atlas and by doing this I was also able to use the standard 4L30E seal. The next step was to make an adapter to mate up to the Atlas and the 4L30E transmission. I got lucky since I was able to use the current 4L30E adapter plus I would need a 0.75 adapter plate to get the proper spacing for everything. I still have to make driveshafts and other odds and end before the initial test run.
|08-07-2017 10:57 AM|
99 Isuzu Rodeo with 4L30E transmission/4 speed Atlas
Iím planning on getting a 4 speed Atlas transfer case but need a little help. Does anyone have any spec. on the bolt pattern for the tail end of a 4L30E transmission or know of anyone that has made an adapter before for this combo? What I came up with is that the 4L30E transmission has a 27-spline output shaft that will mate up to the Atlas 27-spline input. I believe this is correct but there is little info on the 4L30E transmission on the internet.
Any help would be much appreciated.