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lowgear last won the day on March 26 2016

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  2. I won't get into a he said she said argument. I'll just state that they don't have and didn't show a document with my signature on it. Also they didn't include any of the email's they got from DHL, especially the one stating that it was a computer error that caused them to say that I had received it and also that it was waiting to be picked up at DHL. The last email sent by DHL stated to them that they had to make a claim not me they are the shipper.
  3. Like 2scoops and kinarfi said the issues with past models has been addressed. If your use it for farm use and climbing around your farm you can't go wrong with a trooper or any other model of joyner. You need the manual trans not the CVT it will most certainly fail if you start to pull a trailer or anything else. I have a 2008 T2, I don't own a car or truck. I use mine for everything from the street to any off road condition and have pilled up 50,000+ miles on mine. The only thing I ever broke that was a problem with the t2 from factory was the front diff. the rear I updated when I bought it because I knew about it before hand. Parts has never been a problem before, you can get them from the joyner outlets around the country or at your local auto parts store. The other makers make great buggies for going fast but not for work. I just wanted to put in my 2 cents worth have fun with whatever you decide on. Oh! one more thing I have 2 T2's the other has a turbo and I myself am disappointed with how it runs it takes to long for the power to come in. Yeh I know you can make other additions to it to make it better but I will go with a blower (super charger) next time. The power is always there from idle, all the way up.
  4. On the recommendation from some of you (I have no problem with that) I ordered a ring and pinion from leafasia they sent it buy DHL. I have never before used DHL and did not know that when the parcel got to the USA that they would turn it over to the US Post Office. In the town were I live they don't have home delivery so you need to have your PO Box number on it or they will send it back. leafasia never said anything about this so I just gave them my home address. The PO sent it back from Quartzsite to phoenix were it was lost by the post office. I don't know if any of you has ever run into a problem like this before, but let me tell you it has turned into a nightmare. I have sent many emails to all concerned. The only ones that are really trying to help are the people at DHL. DHL has sent emails to leafasia to tell them that I never received it but because of a screw up buy DHL's computer it says that I did get it but no matter what they tell leafasia by email they insist that I received it. At first leafasia told me that I would not loose my money or the ring and pinion, but now they have washed their hands of it and will do nothing. They are the ones that sent the it but will not try to get it or any money back from either the PO or DHL. I have been told by both that any claim has to be started by leafasia because they are the ones who sent it in the first place. I guess that I am out of both my money or the ring and pinion. If anyone wants to read the emails that were sent both ways let me know and I will try to post them on here. I will have to get help because I don't know how. I hope that this will put a question into everyone about buying from leafasia in the future be very careful. I lost $350.00
  5. I looked up some of the specs on this car and the engine and trans. The car weights between 3,011 and 3,475lbs. I don't think there will be any worries about the auto trans holding up when you compare the difference between a t2 and the cruze no matter how you use it. Also the horsepower this great little engine puts out without the turbo would be enough of a reason for the swap let alone when the turbo gets in the picture. The specs I saw the on the 1.4 said 158hp with the turbo in the 2016 models they didn't say what the torque was in the article I read but it stands to reason it would go up too. I am going to look into this with great interest because I have been thinking about the ecotec for along time but could not find an auto trans that hooked to one. Thanks 2scoops this is some great info.
  6. Has anyone delt with Leaf Asia. I sent them money for a ring and pinion thru Pay Pal and want to know if anyone else has and gotten what they ordered.
  7. I need a rear diff or just the ring and pinion for a T2 1100. Anybody got one or know someone that can help? I also have an 09 T2 for sale 3500.00 it's it great shape and also has a turbo on it only 4700 miles. I am selling cheap because I have to get it gone I am moving.
  8. Thanks MauyThai1 his name is Ricky Masterson, 137 Parkhaven, Waco, Tx, 76712 It would be great if you can help out. I don't check out the site to often sorry it took so long to get back to you. Thanks Lowgear
  9. Do you still have the front diff?, if you do let's talk give me a call 330-646-8327, Jim
  10. I did the same as hfrick, just flipped the stock manifold redrilled and bolted it on. I don't have stock T/B, so my snorkel was custom anyhow no problem. If you go with a larger T/B you will be very surprised at how well it will run. It will add power everywhere from just off idle to the top and it will start better too. The one thing you should do is remove the stock tubes and filter and go to a larger dia. inlet and a better filter. I was told awhile back by Casey that the larger engines have a larger T/B that will bolt right on but they are pricey. There won't be a clearance problem with the stock intake when flipped. If you measure the one you have you may be OK but I am not sure about the one you have. One more thing take off that ribbed tubing on the intake and use smooth walled tube. It will let the air move freely no turbulence. The only area you want the air to bounce around is in the combustion chamber itself, makes a more complete burn.
  11. RickyChuck posted that he had broken the rear diff in his T2. I posted that I had a rear diff for sale and he replied that he wanted it and left his ph# to call him to set up a deal. I called him to get the details arranged and we agreed to the sale. I would send him the diff and he would send the money. He received the diff on 3/3/16 but never paid for it. After several attempts at calling him and leaving messages he never called back. I have made several deals with other members and they have always been problem free, there was never a need to go thru pay pal or anything else to make sure nobody tried to screw the other guy. So he got the rear diff for free and I am out $200.00 for the diff and $60.00 for shipping. I am writing this to let everyone know about it and so nobody will have a dealings with the jerk in the future. I don't know if this will stay in my post but his name is Ricky Masterson out of Waco, Tx. He already posted his phone number on his post about the rear diff., If you want his home address PM me and I'll give it to you.
  12. I don't personally know about Spartan but they would seem to be a good tire for our weight with their high rating. I looked for a long time and tried several tires before I decided which tire I wanted. I bought the super swamper from interco, they truly will run with no air. I tried it and went about 15 miles over trails here in Quartzsite. I didn't run them hard I wanted to find out if they would without any damage. They came through just fine, a little scuffed but OK. I don't remember for sure but I think they have a 1400lb. sidewall rating. They have good traction in everything but dry sand and they corner really well. I looked around and found them for 135.00 plus shipping, I think it was from online tires but not sure.
  13. I have a rear diff. that has the big bearing and side cover ruined, but everything else is OK. If your interested in it for $200.00 plus shipping let me know. This diff has had the update done to it already. I will send pictures if interested.
  14. How much for front diff, and gas tank and is your tank the one under the front hood on passenger side.
  15. I need a complete front final drive or a ring and pinion, for a trooper. I have a rear final ring and pinion, carrier spider gears and bearings with the main half of the housing. The big bearing ruined the side cover housing but everything else is OK. If anybody has what I need please call me 330-646-8327, Jim

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