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Towing in Low?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JeremyK5, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. JeremyK5

    JeremyK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Tomorrow I'm going to be towing a heavy straw wagon at low speeds (25-30mph), and I need to know if it would be ok to use 4 low on my np203, so that I can accelerate with traffic. Thanks for any Info!
     
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    The only time I know of anyone towing in low... A friend of mine in his Suburban on his way to top truck when he was going through the mountians. He did fine, just keep the speeds down.

    Ken H.

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  3. Grim-Reaper

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    Depending on your diff gears you can go as fast as 40mph in low range if you got 3.08.
    Now is the truck converted or still full time? If it's full then yeah low is fine just don't go to loc or you will get driveline bind and bust something. take it easy on the starts. let the truck pull it up easy if your talking some serious weight. I guess I don't have to warn you about trying to stop that weigh [​IMG]

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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    Is it bad for stuff? Of course. Have I done it? Plenty of times.

    BTW, Grim, w/39.5s, 4.65s, and OD, you can get about 65 mph out of low. And thats with a 2.6:1 t-case. Plus LOTs of planetary noise. [​IMG]

    Pete

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