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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Dana 300 twin stick 4wd switch question

I am just finishing the Dana 300 4:1 and twin stick upgrade and was thinking about the two holes by the shift rail, one of which is used to indicate '4wd' on the dash, the other has a screw in cap.

IF you were to add another switch to the 2nd shift rail in place of the cap, what would it be indicating and when? Is there a point to do it?

I'm thinking it could be a HI/LO indicator or Front /Rear ... just can't figure it out all by myself!

Any thoughts folks ?

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Unread 07-01-2013, 09:51 AM   #2
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Myself I'd say there's no need for that but if you really want more wires and switches I'd think you'd need a 3 position switch as the H/L lever has 3 positions, high, neutral, low. Then 3 lights on the dash that will indicate if your in high, neutral or low.
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Doing so may prevent a low range rear, high range front situation. At least you would know what position each rail is in at a glance.

I would use tri-color LED lights. Depending on the direction of current, determines the color of the LED. I use one in my Superduty to keep track of the torque converter and if its locked up, or manually locked up (I have a switch that locks it in manually, but if I try to stop with it locked in, its like trying to stop with out pushing in the clutch).
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Unread 07-02-2013, 11:34 AM   #4
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Doing so may prevent a low range rear, high range front situation. At least you would know what position each rail is in at a glance.

I would use tri-color LED lights. Depending on the direction of current, determines the color of the LED. I use one in my Superduty to keep track of the torque converter and if its locked up, or manually locked up (I have a switch that locks it in manually, but if I try to stop with it locked in, its like trying to stop with out pushing in the clutch).
Love that idea! Ill have to investigate! Thankyou
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Better look in the hole first. Make sure something is moving in there....
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Better look in the hole first. Make sure something is moving in there....
Good point...when its all together ill do that! Thx
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i use the advance adapter twin kit and after couple times engaging the various combinations one can tell pretty quick whether its in hi, low or N. doing lights sounds complicated, but cool factor for sure.

edit: in this pic the rear (left) is in (forward) low range position to manouver into and out of shop and front (right) is at neutral. (if front hubs are disengaged, it doesn't really matter) but one can clearly see the split between the two

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Unread 07-02-2013, 06:15 PM   #8
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i use the advance adapter twin kit and after couple times engaging the various combinations one can tell pretty quick whether its in hi, low or N. doing lights sounds complicated, but cool factor for sure.

edit: in this pic the rear (left) is in (forward) low range position to manouver into and out of shop and front (right) is at neutral. (if front hubs are disengaged, it doesn't really matter) but one can clearly see the split between the two
I think ill figure it out, just thinking coolnisity while its sitting on the bench!
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two switches would give you 4 indications.

0-0
0-1
1-0
1-1

I was looking into adding one of these switches on my D-20 when I had it also but the hole was to deep for the normal switch off a 300 to work.

RareCJ8, is that a SCCA plaque on your dash?
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two switches would give you 4 indications.

0-0
0-1
1-0
1-1

I was looking into adding one of these switches on my D-20 when I had it also but the hole was to deep for the normal switch off a 300 to work.

RareCJ8, is that a SCCA plaque on your dash?
They look like soccer scores!
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RareCJ8, is that a SCCA plaque on your dash?
No, sorry. Some are from the now defunct Nevada 4 Wheelers Association, one is from California Association of 4 wheel drive clubs and the larger is a dash plaque for the annual sierra Trek-- specifically 'star trek' the fabled night run.
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