Is the gear ratio from the four wheel drive to 2 wheel drive different

Asked by GuruD36RR Sep 30, 2017 at 02:11 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Cheyenne Extended Cab LB RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can you put a 2 wheel drive rear end in
a four-wheel drive Chevy truck 1500 97

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Over the years many different ratios have been used, depending on engine, transmission and wheel configurations. Best thing to do is look at the RPO code in the glove box of your car and find the ratio that was fitted to it that way so you can find an axle with the proper final drive. If you do not match the ratios, your transfer box can wind up and break the center diff.

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