STAK or ATLAS?

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Stak or ATLAS

STAK 3 speed
4
40%
ATLAS 4 speed
6
60%
 
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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by SLADE » Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:37 pm

I have plenty of room for a STAK 3 speed, But I may run into issues with the Atlas 4 speed. The Stak is 13" long and the Atlas is 17" long. 4" is alot when working with a Jeep. The STAK is more suitable to me for it's size. will be doing a flat belly at the same time, sothe rear output will be slighlyt higher than it is now.
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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by SLADE » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:06 pm

LENGTH COMPARISON FOR
DIFFERENT TRANSFER CASES

Model / Length
STaK 4X4 3 Speed 13.0"
Atlas 4 speed 17"
Atlas II 5.08 13.8"
NP 203 21.5"
NP 205 13.0"
Dana 300 11.5"
Jeep Dana 20 10.5"
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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by ffp00ch214 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:28 am

to be honest id take either one since i cant afford one .........they have been on the wish list for awhile

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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by Cowboy80CJ5 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:00 am

SLADE wrote:
tupton wrote:Atlas

'nuff said
How so?

I do not see where Atlas has Stak to the point you can make a "nuff said" argument.


Considering price, size and gearing options, I do not see where Atlas is a better choice than a Stak. The Atlas 4 speeds really only have 3 usable gears. atleast 1 gear is worthless and really not even worth having.
SLADE wrote:I have plenty of room for a STAK 3 speed, But I may run into issues with the Atlas 4 speed. The Stak is 13" long and the Atlas is 17" long. 4" is alot when working with a Jeep. The STAK is more suitable to me for it's size. will be doing a flat belly at the same time, sothe rear output will be slighlyt higher than it is now.
Sounds to me like you already have the answer that you are looking for brother :lol: . It sounds like you want the Stak, so, if that is what you want, then I would just get it. Either would make a great choice, but it all comes down to which one you prefer. Good luck on your choice.
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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by SLADE » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:12 am

I am leaning toward STAK, but honestly impartial. The STAK's specs are better for me and I prefer them over ATLAS for that reason. The reputation of ATLAS makes me have second thoughts about the STAK though. In a perfect world, The STAK 3 speed would have the ATLAS reputation and track record. My only problem with the ATLAS is the size.

If I would change my mind on a 3 or 4 speed and settle for a 2, I'd probly go with ATLAS.

Niether one seems to be a perfect answer, and there are sacrifices either way.

Thats why I would like to hear reasons instead of "nuff said"...
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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by IEATRKS84 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:02 pm

i think i heard recently that the 4 speed atlas is on back order for like 3 months, but i read that like 2 months ago.

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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by XRKJ » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:11 pm

Low demand high dollar stuff is often behind 'cause it's just too expensive to make many at one time just to sit on a shelf.
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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by SLADE » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:14 pm

I expect a wait for either one.
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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by One Ton Swamper » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:38 am

LS1Jeeper wrote:Stak .. but don't get in a hurry for it
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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by Jeepers-Creepers » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:10 pm

Just build a 300 with a Tera Low and twin stick it you already have one. What is the reason for wanting the Atlas or Stak. I mean I don't know alot about T-cases but unless your really planning on building the TJ what is the need that a Tera Low and a front and rear lock can't do for alot less money. I mean maybe thats a stupid question from me but I'm just curious.
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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by Vec » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:46 pm

there are no stupid questions... the multiple ranges built into the stak or atlas are invaluable...

they allow you to run a more streetable axle ratio, while still having different choices while off road.


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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by Jeepers-Creepers » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:01 pm

So instead of having a lets use the Dana 300 with a Tera Low you have a stock high range and a new Super Low. Where with the Atlas or Stak you would have a 2 wheel drive 1,2,3,or 4 speed in 2 wheel drive or 4x4. So he can actually drive the T-case in 3rd 2wd on the main road instead of changing rearend gears and using the T-case output as the gear change.
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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by TJinWV » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:20 pm

Jeepers-Creepers, that confused me. :)

The 3-speed stak is essentially like having 4-hi, 4-low, and 4-superlow. It's like having a 203-205 doubler - you get 1:1, 2:1, and 4:1 ratios, all in one convenient package. The 4-speed Atlas gives you yet another option. Like having a Klune underdrive connected to your 231.
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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by SLADE » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:14 pm

I considered building the 300 (1ton has my 300 now though), thats what got me looking at the STAK 300 (which is atill being considered). after some thought, Ive started considering the 3 speed and 4 speed. gear options are allways a good thing. 2 low ranges are really needed for trails.
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Re: STAK or ATLAS?

Post by Jeepers-Creepers » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:16 pm

TJinWV wrote:Jeepers-Creepers, that confused me. :)

The 3-speed stak is essentially like having 4-hi, 4-low, and 4-superlow. It's like having a 203-205 doubler - you get 1:1, 2:1, and 4:1 ratios, all in one convenient package. The 4-speed Atlas gives you yet another option. Like having a Klune underdrive connected to your 231.
Yeah it was a little confusing for me too lol. So then this doesn't help any on the road just on the trail? Seems like alot of money for 1 or 2 extra gears. but I guess even a Tera low isn't cheap. There is alot of times though that the Tera would be to low and would be nice o have a normal low range. Well Slade you know what my opinion is sorry to get off topic I was just wondering.
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