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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Twin Stick Questions ...
Sorry about that, I read it quickly as I was on my way out the door. I just saw the "F" then the "WD" and assumed "4WD" and not front wheel drive, I skipped over the "ront" completely. That's what I get for skimming the post. As to the front only question, I know of only 2 cases where people have used it.
1) When the rear shaft has broken and you need to get home
2) When you have dual E-brakes on the rear and a locker. You slide the front into gear, rear out, snap a brake, and punch it around the corner. It's amazing how fast it'll turn. With the rear locker not powered, it allows you to lock one side, which causes it to ratchet around the corner. This obviously won't work with a spool.
<font color=blue>With the OEM shifter both rods are either both in FWD, Neutral or both in forward (lever back) for 2WD.
The twin allows for one of the shift rods to remain in neutral postion instead of in tandem with the other.</font color=blue>
I do not have a twin sticked D300, I have a twin sticked NP205, which I assumed was the same. On the 205, the left shifter reads lo-neutral-high for the rear axle and the right reads the same for the front. I assumed the D300 was the same way. What happens with the single lever is the linkage shifts each rod individually even though there is only one lever. In 2WD, the rear is in high range and the front is in neutral. If you shift it slowly, you can see the individual rods moving independently. If I am wrong and the D300 is not setup the same way as the NP205, someone let me know. But if they are setup the same way, then the front is in neutral and the rear is in high range. I don't see how it can be any other way, if the front were in high as well, it'd be in 4Hi, not 2Hi.
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