the new couplers arrived; they’re beautiful, but the spline tolerances are too great (the factory sample is a slight press fit on the transfer case output – this is too loose):

additionally, the couplers seem to have a smaller ID than the sample (the original sample hasn’t been returned, but the other one I have access to has a larger OD) – I’m thinking about overall strength here…


ok, so I can’t focus on the task at hand, obviously.

so I designed a clocking ring for the 1st gen Tacoma, 3rd gen 4Runner V6 transfer case.

to clear the crossmember I’m designing for the same platforms:

so there’s that.