View Full Version : 2 speed axle

john breeze
10-04-2011, 04:47 AM
the main ring gear ratio is 6:38 so how can i tell what the ratio of the 2 speed is.

Allan E.
10-04-2011, 06:59 AM
Use your tach. Drive 2000 rpms, check speed in top gear. Then use same rpm, check speed in top gear, other ratio. Compare the 6.38 to the other speed.

The other method is to jack up the back end of the truck and have your nephew count the driveshaft revolutions per wheel rotation in each ratio. If you have an electric switcher on the axle, it should work just fine with the key on and the engine off or the transmission in neutral with it running.

john breeze
10-04-2011, 07:27 AM
it is already out of the truck allan but thanks.

Allan E.
10-04-2011, 07:53 AM
That makes it easier. Spin the wheel, watch the yoke turn. You can manually put it in either high or low range.

12-20-2011, 10:14 AM
Multiply by 1.39 to get the high. Look on the driveshaft end of the pinion for the code. Mine is 743, meaning 7 teeth on the pinion and 43 on the ring gear. So I have a 6.14 on the high end, 8.55 on the low. Too low for my use.

jeff campbell
12-21-2011, 03:09 AM
it is already out of the truck allan but thanks.john,are you looking to re-gear this rearend? i may have some R&P set's?jeff

Tim Burr
12-23-2011, 07:48 AM
Mine has a sheared pinion. Was thinking of pulling the axels and swapping the carrier as a unit.

john breeze
12-28-2011, 02:55 PM
no just wondering about the gear ratio if it is worth putting in my wrecker right now i have 5.14's in the wrecker