I thought I'd create this thread with a little more catchy subject in response to what Jims (AXES1) got going on over in the tech board, PLEASE READ.....and bare with me, it's alot of reading.
Yes, it is true... Tera has completed their engineering process on the Isuzu R&P and is willing to start production provided they can get 20 pre-orders.
For those who are unaware... if you are bummed out from the loss of power and acceleration big tires have caused, tired of your speedometer being horribly off, or just seeking a little more offroad performance with some lower gears... there hasn't been much you can do about it up until now because of the non-existant support for your front axle, the Isuzu corp. 10-bolt. Regearing will help to counteract the effects of large tires giving you that stock acceleration back.
So heres where Tera comes in...
5.13 Ring and Pinion, Isuzu Corp. 10-bolt
The gears will cost $210.00 for each set, but if we get up to 40 sets, the price will drop to $175.00 each. Tera will need a 50% non refundable deposit for each pre-order. Thats only $105 now and $105 later, very fair if you ask me.
Application: well, the Isuzu corp 10-bolt is the front axle on almost every Isuzu vehicle.
Of course you'll need to regear the rear axle at the same time if you wish to use 4wd. For the Rodeo and 2nd gen Amigos, this isn't a problem. Tera already stocks 5.13 gears for your rear axle, the Dana 44. 5.13s are also available for the D44 from several other manufactors.
But, Jim raised this question in the other thread:
This is a great step forward, but it leaves a real hole for those running Isuzu 12 bolt rear axles - there is no source for 5.13s (that I know of) for the Isuzu 12 bolt. That limits the market to those with Dana 44 rear axles, the Amigos and Rodeos, which is still a sizeable market.
Well, Mark Falkner at Tera has agreed to extend the same offer to the 1st gen Amigos and Troopers. get 20 pre-orders and Tera will produce 5.13s for the Isuzu Corp 12-bolt as well. He will need the same number of deposits, at the same cost... the end price may increase $5.00 due to the size of the 12-bolt R&P.
So, come on guys, 20 deposits of only $105 is not bad at all. Its a very fair and reasonable offer... not to mention finally a chance for us to see some aftermarket support for the Isuzu axles.
[ 14 February 2002: Message edited by: randii ]
1995.5 Isuzu Rodeo - SAS'd and SOA'd, sitting on 38x13 TSLs, spooled D60 front, 14bff rear locked by detriot, high steer w/ hydro, dual Isuzu tcases.