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post #1 of 13 Old 10-31-2011, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Dana 20 twin stick install pictures

I just finished installing my twin stick on my Dana 20 mated to a t18 1b.

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-31-2011, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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The build is back on now that fire season is somewhat over...if anyone needs pics or measurements let me know.
And no I didn't take the detents out. So no front wheel drive unless I drop the rear driveline.

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post #3 of 13 Old 11-01-2011, 02:57 AM
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Nice, how does it fit to the body? Did you (or do you still) need to extend the shifter hole in the body?
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post #4 of 13 Old 11-01-2011, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Actually its back closer to the original position. Originally my jeep had a t15 tranny, when I installed the t18 it moved everything back around 8 inches. So by moving the tunnel on the t case forward a few inches hopefully will nullify any cutting to the tub. If needed I will just heat and bend the sticks forward.

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post #5 of 13 Old 11-01-2011, 09:57 AM
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I really like that setup and I want to add one to mine in the future. Is there a reason you didn't take out the detents? I'm thinking that would be a good options. Also, what brand and cost?

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post #6 of 13 Old 11-01-2011, 09:59 AM
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Great pics. I twin sticked my T150/D20 setup on my 79 CJ5 and had to trim a little out of the floor pan. When I changed my tranny to a T18, I ended up triming a little more. Not a problem though, I just added a small piece of aluminum plate to cover the hole. Heating the sticks up and bending them a little would probably work fine. You'll love the twin stick.

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post #7 of 13 Old 11-01-2011, 10:08 AM
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The build is back on now that fire season is somewhat over...if anyone needs pics or measurements let me know.
And no I didn't take the detents out. So no front wheel drive unless I drop the rear driveline.

I am a newbie and am interested in learning about my twin stick. Could you please expand on your statement above. I don't know what detents are and if my twin stick has them. Thanks.
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The build is back on now that fire season is somewhat over...if anyone needs pics or measurements let me know.
And no I didn't take the detents out. So no front wheel drive unless I drop the rear driveline.

I am a newbie and am interested in learning about my twin stick. Could you please expand on your statement above. I don't know what detents are and if my twin stick has them. Thanks.
the dana 20 has two "pills" that do not allow you to engage one of the axles in hi and the other in lo. when the pills are removed, it allows the sticks to be manipulated to any position you want (including 1 in hi and the other in lo...which is a bad idea) but it gives you the ability to put the rear axle in neutral and the front in hi or lo, giving you front wheel drive
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post #9 of 13 Old 11-01-2011, 10:35 AM
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Who makes the kit and where did you buy it? If you don't mind, how much did it set you back? I thought I saw a nice one at Novak last year, I haven't been to their site in a while.
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Try JB Fab. They sell twin sticks for a lot of different vehicles.

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I really like that setup and I want to add one to mine in the future. Is there a reason you didn't take out the detents? I'm thinking that would be a good options. Also, what brand and cost?
The Dana 20 is fresh and I didn't want to tear into it...I don't have a need for front wheel only...at this time. If at sometime I need to rebuild it I will prob take out the pills.
Jb fabrication and I think it was around $120.

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Great pics. I twin sticked my T150/D20 setup on my 79 CJ5 and had to trim a little out of the floor pan. When I changed my tranny to a T18, I ended up triming a little more. Not a problem though, I just added a small piece of aluminum plate to cover the hole. Heating the sticks up and bending them a little would probably work fine. You'll love the twin stick.
First thing a noticed was how tight and nice the shifters felt...none of that sloppy rattle anymore. Everything moves with tension but is smooth and you feel the gear seaming into place without any doubt.

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post #13 of 13 Old 12-24-2011, 02:05 PM
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Question....just bought a 1980 CJ7 with a Twin Stick setup. What stick drives which end of the vehicle? It seems like the left stick will only shift into a neutral position or some sort of gear (2H, 4H, 4L...???) and the right stick will either shift everything in neutral or some sort of gear (2H, 4H, 4L...???). You guys have any ideas?

Not sure what transfer case or transmission I have on this 1980 but it all looks original.
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