Join Date: May 2016
Location: Woodinville, WA
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It's very much an opinion thing, but personally there's no question I'd go with 2.72-3.8-10.34
You of course want the middle number for general trail use.
2.72 is great for things where you want low gear. 2.0 is really excessively low numeric gearing, you could just be in 4hi.
3.8 is perfect for general trail use with 4.88 gears on 38's. 5.44 is getting numerically too high and at least for me would be really annoying for general trail use. 2.72 is too low numeric gearing for a lot of more technical crawling.
10.34 would be really cool to have, very rare you'd use it but great for extremely slow crawls, and especially deep snow if you do that. Brakes would indeed struggle with it, probably want bigger than stock brakes, but really you're not using this gear much at all, and in a lot of it's crawling applications you're not really trying to stop much at all, just keep the wheels turning constantly very slowly. You'd have to be very careful with this gear, tap the gas in a bind and flip a coin on what will snap.
Basically, I see 2.0-2.72-5.44 as a really awkward set of gears where none of them are particularly useful. 2.72-3.8-10.34 on the other hand has every gear being very useful in certain situations.
Unrelated, I'm curious, how'd you wreck the stock case? Did you blow it up on the highway? That's about the only failure mode I've heard of
Last edited by christensent; 05-25-2017 at 09:09 PM.