When driving down the trails, you often come up on rock sections that can be hard on any vehicle’s drivetrain. So I decided to add some beef so that I didn’t have to do the walk of shame back to my truck later in the day. I started by installing hardened steel gears from Robinson Racing on the transmission, including a new idler gear, a new output gear, and spur gear with a Gen 3 slipper-clutch assembly. With these new gears installed, there was no way my transmission was going to fail. I added more strength to the gearbox by bolting on a machined aluminum motor mount from Vanquish, which reduces flex and ensures that the gear mesh stays the way it should be. It would also help draw some heat out of the motor.