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chasdb
May 11th, 2011, 20:51
I haven't finished my new front axle but have my new rear axle regeared with an ARB installed thanks to RobertK. I plan to run a few easy trails, don't want any body damage on my dd untill I get it armored up. Would I be better pulling my front driveshaft so I can run 2wd low locked if needed, or install my old 8.25 rear axle and run 4wd open/open. I'm on 33, 5 inches of lift, 242 tc.

-Charles

JohnX
May 11th, 2011, 21:04
I would say it doesn't matter either way if you stay on the easy run. If you want to run the harder trails, 4x4 would be preferred. Even without gears or lockers, 4x4 and 33's will get you through any trail up there.

91blackbox
May 12th, 2011, 22:01
last year i took the easy site seeing run and we hit a few hills that were very very loose rock and required at least 4 high... so having the option of 4wheel is recommended in my opinion ... hope that helps...

karstic
May 12th, 2011, 22:06
What is the gear ratio in the new axle

rockclimber
May 12th, 2011, 23:08
I have run several trails, including John Bull and Gold Mountain Open/Open, 5" lift, 33"s, 242.

I'd say having 4wd would be more helpful than being locked in the rear.

chasdb
May 13th, 2011, 07:47
What is the gear ratio in the new axle

4.56

WebDog
May 13th, 2011, 08:37
I have run several trails, including John Bull and Gold Mountain Open/Open, 5" lift, 33"s, 242.

I'd say having 4wd would be more helpful than being locked in the rear.

I would agree 4x4 would get you more places with good driving.

chasdb
May 13th, 2011, 10:58
Thanks guy's I'll swap axles for the event.

Skwerly
May 17th, 2011, 15:04
Yea you don't want that front pulling you the whole way -- go 4x4 for sure!