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Old 02-21-2005, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default SAVAGE: Got my front and rear differential fluid mixed up.....=(

I did something very NOobie yesterday night. I was upgrading my 2 gear differential to 4 gear (spider gears) on my savage and guess what I did? I switched the weight between my front and rear. I put the 1000w in front and 3000w in the rear but in my own defense it was late at night and I was really tired...lol. Now I don't want to tear it down again for awhile, so my question is, will this set up cause any damage or hinder performance in anyway? Does anyone know? Any input will be appreciated.
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Sorry I cant help you on this but you might get some more replies if you post this in the Savage thread.
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But seeing to how more of the power and torgue goes to the rear wheels wouldnt you want the heavier weight oil at the back for more lube? Someone clear me up on this too.
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does the heavier oil help slow down the gears? If so does this help to handle better in turns?
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Going to the extreme - having a solid rear axle (or locked diff) - would make the truck less willing to turn. You'ld have to slide the rear-end around corners with brutal use of the throttle - like with 1:8th circuit cars.

On the other hand, a super free diff with very thin oil would want to 'diff out' all the time - where one wheel looses traction and spins all the time.

So we compromise - typically putting diff oil in the 3000 - 7000 range in the rear diff, 5000 - 20000 in the front.

Horses for courses.
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