Thoughts on Higher Gear Ratios
'83 110 with disco 200tdi, LT77, LT230. 3.54 gears rolling on 35's. T-case gearing was changed to 1.4. The truck drives perfect on pavement, decent off road. When I hit anything steep, say over 30 degrees, I need more "ompf" or rolling energy to get over it if I am at a stop. I don't want to change my R&Ps as I don't want to affect on road drivability.
The are the only options I have come up with:
1. New R&Ps, plus a Roverdrive to compensate while on road will run about $2500 plus the PITA to change R&Ps. Since I am running Disco drivetrain I am thinking the Roverdrive linkage won't work.
2. Ashcroft underdrive, $2800 and comes with a cable linkage. Relatively easy to install.
3. GBR low range kit: $1900
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