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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2000, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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2-wheel low without modification??

Does it hurt anything to put the transfercase in 4-low without locking the hubs? The reason I ask is because I just installed a rear locker and realize I won't need 4-wheel as often, but could use the low gear. Zuk on

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Re: 2-wheel low without modification??

i do it every now and then but would not recomend it because you are spinning the axles on some brass bushings, that are not made to work as bearings,hope it helps mike.

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Re: 2-wheel low without modification??

Thanks for clearing that issue up


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Re: 2-wheel low without modification??

can you elaborate on the brass bushings?

is this a trait of Sami axles only or all 4wd front axles?

thanks for clarifying

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Re: 2-wheel low without modification??

if you pull off the hubs you will see where the axle goes through the brass bushings they are loose fitting with a pattern pressed in it,looks like it is for holding grease. mike

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Re: 2-wheel low without modification??

but its a floater axle, the weight of the truck isnt on the shaft right?

are you just worried about the shaft getting nicked up?

Ive done this for years in my JEEPS, usually when extracting or towing on dry pavement to either ease the automatic, or easy on the clutch

ive never had any problems.

My opinion is dont make any highway trips in 2wd low range and youyll be fine!



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