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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 1:40 pm    Post subject: Alpine gears Reply with quote

Does anyone know where to find alpine gears? I've been searching classifieds for a long time and cannot find them anywhere. I recently posted an ad, and nothing...Is there somebody out there that reproduces them?
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to find something that rare; IMO you would have to look in places they were sold more often, I have seen T2 mountain tranys in Split and Bays on e-bay Europe, but most often they were still in the bus ;0)

www.ebay.ch (eBay Switzerland)

www.ebay.de (eBay Germany)

FYI I have bought some rare items directly from eBay, Germany, England, Greece etc… biggest problem is sending money if they do not take PayPal and the shipping cost…
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why are you wanting mountain gears in FL?

Not trying to be a smartass, just curious.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

StockNazi wrote:
Why are you wanting mountain gears in FL?

Not trying to be a smartass, just curious.

X2, most for some reason want to go the other way Confused
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a place in West Arkansas that I have one of my busses at. It gets really crappy driving around in the mountains. I had alpine gears in a previous bus that could handle the terrain a lot better. I didn't realize what I was giving up when I sold it.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

search for schweizer armee bus, berg getriebe, there were a ton of those, and everybody who bought one, installed a regular tranny and RGBs for use on the autobahn. there has to be a ton of those
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried directly contacting transaxle rebuild shops???
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If ground clearance is not an issue; perhaps you could find the shortest sidewall for a 14” rim, most tier specs have their circumference… and get some gearing reduction that way… probably not too hard to calculated the max possible reduction using tiers and compare to Alpine Trany…
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another thought is a 4.86 or 5.14 ring and pinion. But as someone above said, I would call Rancho and some other trans builders to see if they have any core mountain ratio reduction boxes. Most people wont want them so you might get lucky.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I already talked to Rancho. This post was kind of a last ditch effort. I don't know much about transmissions. I've rebuilt reduction boxes though and I figured that this would be the easiest way. I'll just keep searching I guess. Thanks!
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