No, what I'm talking about is inside the t-case. I was told there is a ring or clip or something internal known to break or loosen. When it does, a chatter under light loading becomes obvious. It sounds like a nut bouncing off the side walls of the main housing while you cruise along. Think similar to a spun bearing on a crank at idle. Under load, its gone. Its something inside the case that becomes quieted when the additional torque is present. Makes me wonder if it truly is a bad gear or bearing within.
I'm not sure what it is exactly, but its a noted concern with Chrysler. This is my second t-case to do it... I'm just gonna drive it till she dies. No point in replacing it again if its going to do it again. I love my car, but Dodge drivetrains aren't exactly bulletproof. Statistically they are amongst the worst of the big three for long term dependability. Most noteably in trucks though. No point in changing it just yet if its still getting the job done at least.
Edit: I may not want to replace it now... but I will in the future, hopefully with something that will last longer than 30k miles.
Last edited by alpinewil81; 12-15-2011 at 05:56 PM.
Need I begin to list the mods....
392 Stroker, Builder Bill TC, Builder Bill tranny, LXAS LVLI Tcase, Novi 1500 10.5psi, 150 shot of nitrous, tuned by Josh @ HHP
That sounds about like what I've been told? A snap ring or something. Problem is no dealership will open the case as it is 'sealed' according to their service description.
However, maybe a good tranny tech/shop would be a good place to take it. I'm not sure out tranny shop is still open... but I'll take a look in the phone book.
I'm seriously interested in a bullet proof drivetrain as I some day plan on adding a supercharger (next summer likely) or even stroking beyond a 6.1 L... maybe the 6.4 kit. Based on my experience and service numbers, I'll do so with aftermarket parts. I won't rely on the AWD OEM stuff to hold together. I know its worked for some, but it obviously isn't working on my tank. Darn the luck...
Just an update that i have begun the CAD FEA (Finite element analysis) and design of a stronger transfer case. Hopefully i sould have a few prototypes out in the coming weeks. I will keep everyone updated. I will post up some pictures of what i have soon.
bump! Im going to need a backup t-case soon haha
2007 Charger R/T AWD
Predator, 180 T-stat, 20" Charger SRT Replicas, Custom Exhaust, BCR Coilovers, CF SRT 8 Hood, Honeycomb Grill, Rear Diffuser, Daytona lip, Carbon Fiber Accents, HID's, R1 Rotors, Hawk Pads.
So many mods, so little money...
bump! Im looking for a cheep Tcase fluid, here in Canada stealership want $109, fluid can't be shippied from US to Canada
So far the LVL 1 transfer case has held up against a 11.1 @ 127 run!
Ok Let me make this simple and summarize.
Parts needed to replace for >550 Crank HP
Transmission (I have a Paramount Performance)
Transfer case (LVL I will suffice for now)
That is all I have replaced so far without any problems with other parts (Drive shaft, and half shafts are fine no problems.)
My car Put down without the nitrous 550AWHP/560AWTQ? I dont remember off the top of my head its posted on the forum somewhere.
I can do a direct replacement transfer case but that would be VERY pricey depending on if you wanted a brand new transfer case or used one.
New Transfer Cases cost $3500+
Then add on the cost of the LVL I process Which is roughly $1400
Total price $4900 Which is Insane
Used Transfer cases go for around $400-600
Total price $1800-$2000
And you still have your factory one
The Best option is to send me your transfer case then you will only pay the $1400 LVL 1 Treatment process.
The entire process takes 2-3 Days for the treatment ALONE.
Then there is shipping time, Disassembly, and Assembly.
Turn around time is optimistically 7 Business Days.
Last edited by tank8289; 04-18-2012 at 09:41 PM.
Thanks, Ill save my money, and send mine in to you, I have trust in your process, my brother is planning to do a 392 stroker, so I need something to hold the power, but thanks, thats amazing
I like that price. My question now is what all does the Level I process include. I saw somewhere about cad work, are you replacing gears/sprockets and other parts with something new or what?
Level I is a Thermal material Treatment process. It Includes dis assembly, bearing and seal removal, Thermal treatment process, seal replacement, bearing re installation, and complete reassembly.
Level 2 is still under works. I have put that on the back burner for now because quite frankly I'm not even sure it might be necessary. Level 2 is going to be quite expensive to not only create a prototype, but to also completely manufacture so until Level 1 has seen to not be enough i will start this up again. I have done all the necessary research to start the project up and have a prototype out in a few days.
Keep it up!