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Hi Range vs Low Range?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Dave in Pa., Nov 26, 2002.

  1. Dave in Pa.

    Dave in Pa. Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Just went frrom a 94 chevy with 4:10 posi rear automatic, 7.5 foot western and now putting the plow on 88 GMC 15OO that has posi but a 3.42 rear. I never used low range in my 94, never found anything I couldn't push either, but am wondering about the GMC 15OO? Is low range gonna be better to use in this truck? (driveways mostly) Thanks in advance & glad we are gonna maybe see some snow!! Dave
  2. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Ive got 3.42's and have only used low-range once, that was pushing some heavy wet snow,(4-5" with rain on top) and it had no troubles. Usually im in High, 2wd sometimes, you end up running the engine a little harder, but besides that one time, ive not yet met anything i couldnt at least break up and move. Hope that answers your questions
  3. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Low Range

    Dave I agree you really shouldn't need to use low range, that truck should push just about anything just like your other one. I think that the last time I had mine in low range Jimmy Carter was President. Enjoy your new truck! :rolleyes: John
  4. Dave in Pa.

    Dave in Pa. Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Thanks a lot for the info, may the snow god's bless you all this winter! Dave :D