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post #16 of 28 Old 10-18-2006, 04:08 PM
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When ever possible DO NOT pull from the front (as in don't have your jeep in reverse) you can cause damage to your trany and diff gears.



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When ever possible DO NOT pull from the front (as in don't have your jeep in reverse) you can cause damage to your trany and diff gears.
where did you get that little misfit of information? i have pulled many times from the front with no damage. so quote your source please.
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where did you get that little misfit of information? i have pulled many times from the front with no damage. so quote your source please.
I have heard it many times on here, and also a buddy who used to work for a 4x4 shop down by the ocala state forest in Fl.

This is how my buddy explained to me (at least the diff)... It had to do with the way the differential gears are shaped, they have a curved edge and a straight edge when you are moving forward the flat edge of the gear is in contact but when you are in reverse, the curved edge of the gear is in contact. A simple pull of your differential cover will confirm the shape of the gear.

To me that makes sense, and I don't want to blow a d35 testing it out...


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When ever possible DO NOT pull from the front (as in don't have your jeep in reverse) you can cause damage to your trany and diff gears.
Ive also heard this many times over the years. Thats why I never pull in reverse!

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There is a difference in strength of the front axle... a high pinion front axle is weaker pulling in reverse as compared to a low pinion model. However I have pulled in reverse in my YJ and never had issue. I like to pull from the rear of my jeep in case the strap breaks it will hit the rear and less chance of coming through the windshield.

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if you see a r&p you'll understand why you dont want to pull in reverse, there is much less contact area between the teeth. Then count in any change in pinion angle and it adds a lot more stress to the housing=flex=more clearnaces=baddd. A manual transmission shouldnt really make a difference as the gears mesh, but I would still try to pull foward whenever possible.

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If you must pull in reverse... have a spotter off to the side in a safe location give the puller instructions. To protect the driver of the pull vehicle from death (in the case of ropes with hooks being the only available strap) raise the hood fully as a shield. This can be done for winching as well if you are unsure of the safety of the pull.

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If you must pull in reverse... have a spotter off to the side in a safe location give the puller instructions. To protect the driver of the pull vehicle from death (in the case of ropes with hooks being the only available strap) raise the hood fully as a shield. This can be done for winching as well if you are unsure of the safety of the pull.
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i cant open my hood anymore when winching. id rather have it come thru the windshield .

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I keep a recovery strap for recovery...and a tow strap with hooks for the pull home if I break something...

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if u you pull in reverse though the gears are lower or numerically higher so it should therefore be better. unless your rig is a recovery only the strength should not be a issue at all. I pull in reverse all the time partly because of the winch up front but even in our tahoe

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if u you pull in reverse though the gears are lower or numerically higher so it should therefore be better. unless your rig is a recovery only the strength should not be a issue at all. I pull in reverse all the time partly because of the winch up front but even in our tahoe
we're on different pages.
I was talking about the strength that the components could handle, not what the truck would be putting out.

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