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Front Wheel drive

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Gold Rush, Dec 10, 2001.

  1. Gold Rush

    Gold Rush 1/2 ton status

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    Stephen,

    Is there any way to set the NP205 up to run just the front wheels?? At CALROCS most of the vehicles were running Atlas II t-cases and just using front wheel drive and individual brakes in the rear sure made for some tight turning radius'. Also what are your opinions on the Marlin Crawler box behind a NP203 for a 200 to 1 crawl ratio. Hopefully an unbiased opinion please. I know someone who is using one instead of the Doubler setup of yours cause of the extra low ratio he gets out of it. Nobody except him can believe it's still holding up after a few years of hard core wheelin.


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  2. Boss

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    You can definately convert the 205 to make it FWD only if you like. It's "twin sticking" the 205. You'll have to remove one of the shift rails and do some grinding on it and you'll need a twin stick shifters as well. There is an article floating around somewhere on the net, have to find it. It's just a scanned in article that 4wheel parts mag has done on it. I'm currently comptemplating this, but trying to figure out how it can work with the doubler.
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  3. Zepplin

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    Try this:

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  4. Gold Rush

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    Thanks. I must have missed that thread.


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  5. Stephen

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    Twin sticking with the Doubler isn't a problem at all. Basically you grind the shift rail and be REALLY careful with it, it's easy to mess up.Then figure out a way to shift both sticks. We're playing around with adding a 3rd stick to our shifter to do this. I know it's been done before, but it doesn't fit under the stock tunnel and requires a 3 stick boot.
    It really does help you turn tighter, I ran the radius test at TTC in front wheel drive so I'd have my open diff pulling. The cutting brakes had a bubble in them so they didn't work real well but it was still pretty tight.

    Are you wondering about using a marlin box instead of a 203? I'm sure it can be done and will work out OK for some rigs, but we've sold one Doubler kit to Marlin to relace a box that didn't stand up to a big truck. They're a pretty strong box overall but nowhere near the strength of a 203. The lower low gear would be nice sometimes, but displacement makes up for that pretty well too. :-)

    If you want to add the toyota box to the 203, I'd be really careful, you're starting to multiply the torque a bunch of times.

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  6. Gold Rush

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    Thanks,

    I think I'll go with the doubler. Now I just need to find a worthy 205 for the project.


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