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rear wheel drive with different size tires?


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#1 ronnie johhhnnn

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 05:56 PM

On my 87 gl Wagon I've got 185/70/r13s in the front and 185/80/r13s in the back because I found them cheap at a junkyard. I tried to put it in 4WD and it went crazy (obviously). I had to struggle to get it back in FWD. I have an axle going bad and I was just gonna remove it and have it be rear wheel drive but I dont know if that would work. Would it bind up like it did before or will it work fine in rear wheel drive?

#2 bushbasher

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 06:08 PM

it will work because the front diff can now rotate to relieve the difference in speed. Just remember to keep the front *outer* cup/stub in the hub so you can drive without the axle.

#3 archemitis

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 04:32 PM

ya knock that outer cup off with a hammer, and clean the greas out of it... take out the bearings, and cage ifyou can, its kinda cool how it fits together =]
you can remove one or both, i noticed no difference either way. try not to do too many brake stands with the e brake, as your tires will not last long :lol:

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 06:08 PM

you can remove one or both, i noticed no difference either way. try not to do too many brake stands with the e brake, as your tires will not last long :lol:


yeah I found that one out the hard way....brand new tires + rear wheel drive = no tires left:brow:

#5 84Scoobaroo

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 01:18 AM

yeah I found that one out the hard way....brand new tires + rear wheel drive = no tires left:brow:


Set the parking brake, Rev to a decently high RPM, drop the clutch, and flip the fan switch.. Boy is it fun with an LSD, Two-Tire Fire anyone?

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