Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Central Indiana
Low gear planetaries out of what???
Okay. I've seen a few custom sets of planetaries that are low gear sets. They look to be a stock planetary, ring gear and sun gear out of some other trans. They are then modified to fit a C4. My question is what are these planetaries out of. If I wanted to make my own low gear set, what kind of planet would I start with. I'm guessing a trans out of a small engine. Maybe front wheel drive. I know what most rear wheel drive planets look like and they are generally too big to fit a C4 case. I'm quite sure I can make it work if I just start with the right set. Does anyone have a clue?
I'm waiting on a custom 2.75 set from JPT for a customer of mine. His set broke(not the planets fault. Long story) I'm just thinking that I would love to make them myself.
I have not had my hands on a TCI 2.75 set, but I hear that they are not very strong. TCI doesn't even recommend them for racing. JPT puts theirs in race trannies all the time and seem to hold up fine.
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