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are 3.00 and 3.08 ratios compatable?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87sm465np208, Nov 7, 2002.

  1. 87sm465np208

    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    are they in a part time 4x4 unit? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    never mind, my mind was elseware, i drove it around in 4 hi and locked the hubs, no strange noises except for the binding in turns, guess it is a 3.08 front and rear, /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif.
     
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    Just in to ease your mind...
    3.00 and 3.08 would be borderline acceptable in a Part Time 4x4 but not a full time.

    You are allowed a 1% difference in a full time and 3% in a part time.
    3.00 vs 3.08 is a 2.67% difference.
     
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    I was thinking the 1% rule for full time and didn't even catch he asked about part time at all.... duh Steph.... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    i dont know about you but i would not want such high gears in my axles.my truck wouldnt hardly move i dont think with those ratios. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gifi think it is close enuf to run it in a part time front axle.but i wouldnt want to for very long.exspecialy with big tires.
     

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