Transfer box/prop/diff variations, help ! Grand Vitara

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Transfer box/prop/diff variations, help ! Grand Vitara

Post by In the merde ! » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:58 pm

Hello to everyone. I have a 2010 Grand Vitara.

I'm replacing the transfer box. I have one from an earlier (2005/6) very low mileage one.
I notice mine has a c-clip on the rear output shaft of the transfer box, the replacement one (which is older) doesn't. My rear prop has 8 bolts at the rear end, the earlier one looks like it has 4.

My rear diff is also pretty far gone I reckon (loads of play) so I don't mind replacing that too.

Option 1 : Are these transfer boxes interchangeable, please?

Option 2 : If I fit the older transfer box/4-bolt rear prop/rear diff together (off a 2005/6) as a package will they fit/ work properly?

Any help would be very gratefully received.

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Re: Transfer box/prop/diff variations, help ! Grand Vitara

Post by ScottieJ » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:09 pm

I’m pretty sure your shape GV has a completely different transmission set up to a 98-05 shape GV so the parts won’t be interchangeable, even if the transfer box does bolt up to your gearbox (bolt pattern and splines are probably different) the prop shafts will probably be the wrong length. Diffs might be the same physical size but ratios and prop flanges could be different.

It would be a lot easier to find the correct parts for your GV
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