FollowupID: 707551 Submitted:
Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 at 09:25
Robin Miller posted:
The gearbox ratio in the auto 4800 is 4.25:1 so at 2500RPM in low 1st I would be doing 9-10kmh.
Other 4800 owners live with the 88% reduction gears ok particularly in rocky areas.
Its a tricky choice but there is no lack of go in this car , even a couple of weeks ago on Stockton beach
before the reduction, low range was enough for me , my entire reason for this is simply downhill engine braking and for reasonable economy it needs to lope along at normal track speeds in the bush and the 43% gears I choose clearly allow that.
I also did much driving up a steep rocky climb we have and the car would do it in high range first but I felt the auto was working to hard, and low range was more than enough for me to pick a line , make a mistake and still stop and engage the front locker , then take off uphill smoothly.
I feel confident that I have made the right reduction % choice but understand why the rock crawlers would choose lower.