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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2001, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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When spring finally arrives in the NE I will need to install a clutch. While under there I was thinking of doing the 2-wheel low option. I have 235's and stock TC. Is this worth while? I have also heard that the TC shifting becomes confusing. TIA. Jim

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Re: 2-Wheel Low

The shifting isn't that bad once you get used to it. Hint....
Practice BEFORE you go to an event where there are lots of people watching!!!
Don't ask.
I'll be comming out with a twin shifter soon which will take all the giggling out equation.
If your in the t-case already, I would do it.



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Re: 2-Wheel Low

Maybe I'm missing something but what's the purpose of 2WD low?

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Re: 2-Wheel Low

You can buy a modified t-case shifter from Petroworks & get the H-pattern w/ 2 wheel low. It isn't hard to install, and the result is a much simpler shift pattern - well worth the $50 they charge for it, IMHO.

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hey captncrunch it is great for the lighter trails and when you are at high alt. easy steering and plenty of grunt. i run mine in 2 wheel low about 95% of the time in colorado. it gives me a lot more power up high and turns great on the switch backs. later mike

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Re: 2-Wheel Low

Tim, I didn't see the shifter on their site. Is it a direct replacement? Thanks. Jim

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<font color=blue>You can leave the front hubs locked and still be in 2 lo. I use this feature alot on the trails. HI range is too much and 1st gear just doesn't cut it. I can leave it in 2lo then shift into 4lo without unlocking the hubs all day long.</font color=blue>



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Re: 2-Wheel Low

<font color=red>This issue is a pretty controversial one. I've heard both sides. However after almost 20 years of wheeling experience, I have to pipe up.</font color=red>
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In my many expeditions (ford ruined the word) to the back country, I could only dream of having 2xlow. Since I put lockers in as the first mod, on any of my wheelers, they will go almost anywhere an unlocked 4x4 would (I said almost). After changing over to zuks I discovered that petroworks (and now others too) offered a 2xlow option! I have since jammed in a GRSII with the 2xlow option, and wouldn't have it any other way period!
Yes it's true, you do have to pay attention at first to your new shift pattern, or you will embarrass your self. But after several runs, it's second nature and you won't have any problems remembering. I can't believe that people actually whined about that as a drawback? However as you approach a really rocky section that's do-able in 2x, you just slam it in 2xlow and creep over it. you will use it ALL THE TIME.. I say go for it! You won't be sorry.
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Re: 2-Wheel Low

How do you do the 2wd lo thing? Does anyone know how low a 83 stock t-case is in low range? How well would a 83 t-case in low range, and 3.90's turn 33's?
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Re: 2-Wheel Low

Anton
If I'm not mistaken the 83 t-case is also 12% under the 86 and up t-cases
So that's 12% plus 4% from the 3:73 to 3.90 jump.
That's about 16% under stock.
Now the jump from the stock 205/70/15(I think) to 33's would be about 22%.
So as you can see you'd still be missing AT LEAST another 6% under gearing to make it pull in it's power band. Now I know you have some Toy axles and if the gears were 4:10(I think they are) that would put you almost near what you need for gearing (minimum.
Have I confuse you yet?

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