AVM-hub 001Marc

Hi Allan, I need to settle an argument I have been having with my old man. When I reverse my caravan or boat up his driveway or any steepish hills I put it into 4L, not locking the hubs just to lower the gear to push it up inclines. It works a treat and saves my clutch, but he reckons it would ruin my transfer case gears, is this true? I can’t see it doing any damage.

 

Allan

Well Marc, using the low range ratio in the manner that you suggested is a top idea, but of course, don’t lock in the hubs! What you’re doing is easing the strain on the clutch, transmission and diffs. You’ll probably even be able to get your foot off the clutch completely. But keep your Dad around for a bit longer yet, I’m sure he’ll come in handy before long.

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AVM-hub 001Marc

Hi Allan, I need to settle an argument I have been having with my old man. When I reverse my caravan or boat up his driveway or any steepish hills I put it into 4L, not locking the hubs just to lower the gear to push it up inclines. It works a treat and saves my clutch, but he reckons it would ruin my transfer case gears, is this true? I can’t see it doing any damage.

Allan

Well Marc, using the low range ratio in the manner that you suggested is a top idea, but of course, don’t lock in the hubs! What you’re doing is easing the strain on the clutch, transmission and diffs. You’ll probably even be able to get your foot off the clutch completely. But keep your Dad around for a bit longer yet, I’m sure he’ll come in handy before long.