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Unread 05-06-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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Dana 20 Rear - 5.38 Gears Odd?

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I knew this thing was a dog, but I finally got around to checking the speedometer. 3000 RPM's and I'm doing around 50 Miles per hour on 30" tires. That tells me around 5.38 on the gears. Is this odd? Possibly stock?

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Unread 05-06-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
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79 CJ7 - 258, T-150, Dana 20 Transfer

I knew this thing was a dog, but I finally got around to checking the speedometer. 3000 RPM's and I'm doing around 50 Miles per hour on 30" tires. That tells me around 5.38 on the gears. Is this odd? Possibly stock?
Whats it got for a rear end? M20 I assume? I don't think you can get 5.38's for a M20. How did you check the speedo, GPS?
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Unread 05-06-2013, 02:03 PM   #3
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Have you made sure the tcase is in high range? The shift pattern is as follows:

4H
2H
N
(2L)
4L

The 2L isn't supposed to be there, but due to worn out linkage the rear output can engage before the front when going to 4L

I mention this bc a friend of mine had a 75 CJ5 and he swore it had 5.38 gears in it. Turns out he had been driving around in 2L. His shifter didn't have the shift pattern on it and someone told him the D300 pattern (which its reversed). I was in 2 wheel drive so he assumed they were correct
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Checked it with GPS app on my phone. Not super duper accurate, I know, but I checked the app against a couple other vehicles. Always within a couple (read 2) of the mechanical speedo.

AMC 20 Rear, not Dana per title(Brain fart).

I thought the same thing about the transfer. It's in 2H.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #5
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The lowest gear ratio that's ever been available for the AMC 20 is 4.88:1, so no, you don't have 5.38s.
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Interesting.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 07:34 AM   #7
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Run around in it last night. Low Range - 20-25 MPH @3000 RPM. High Range - 48-50 MPH @ 3000 RPM. Guess I'll put it up on jack stands and start counting.
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No need to count. The tooth counts should be stamped on the outer circumference of the ring gear.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 12:06 PM   #9
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I was refering to couting wheel revolutions v/s output shaft revolutions.
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Mark the tire and mark the drive shaft. Rotate the tire 10 times count drive shaft rotation and divide that number by 5. That will give you ratio. mike
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