5 Lug Chevy Truck Wheels – We love axles; they help get rotational engine power from the engine, transmission, and transfer case to tires and wheels. Most people on four-wheeled land understand most of the axle terminology we focus on – the ratio of solid versus independent, axle, limited slip differentials, lockers, and vehicle traction control, or at least their general idea.
What these terms all really boil is how strong the parts are, what the tires spin and when, and how they pass through bumps and bumps on the road. We spent a lot of time worrying about the axles, the general size of the parts, and what did what. Forgive us – we are nerds, 4×4 nerds. Fortunately, you can also take advantage of our strangeness because we know about what axis turns SUV tires and pickups from our annual testing of 2019 of the Year.
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THIS YEAR SUV
JEEP WRANGLER JL
The JL Rubicon Jeep has a third generation “Dana 44 HD” axle with electronic lockers and a 4.10 axle ratio: 1. We add citations to the Fund 44 section because we have good authority that this 44 Fund does have a lot of DNA Funds, but only “Dana 44” only. They display Dana’s AdvanTEK technology, with additional power designed to be what is essentially the axis of all-new regardless of its nomenclature.
JEEP CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK
The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk has an Active Drive Lock 4WD, with an electronic locking rear axle. Axle ratio is 3.73: 1 with turbo 2.0L I-4, and Jeep claims a crawl ratio of 20: 1. But they get it, the Cherokee does have gears that are low enough to crawl, explode in sand, and also in light mud. Independent axle and uses an aluminum differential – front and rear.
RANGE OF ROVER RANGE ROVER PHEV
Independent axle and uses an aluminum differential – front and rear. Our Range Rover HSE PHEV (which is luxurious) has Terrain Response 2 driving modes and off-road options and Electronic Active Differential with Vectoring Torque with Braking. This rover (as well as other Rovers in our test) has a central and rear axle locking differential.
SPORT RANGE ROVER ROVER SPORT PHEV
Independent axle and uses an aluminum differential – front and rear. The sporty version of our two Range Rovers also has a Twin Speed Transfer Box, Terrain Response 2 modes selected and off-road mode, and Active Electronic Differentials with Braking Torque Vector (that’s their language, we might call it electric traction control with locking center and rear diff). We are still complaining to our sources for more details about this difference, such as the size of ring gear and more. We will definitely renew you when we find out.
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER TRD PRO
It has a part-time 4WD system with Active TRAC, Multi-Terrain Select, and a respectable rear differential Toyota Locking. Axle ratio is 3.73: 1. The front differential on the 4Runner is Toyota’s classic 8-inch gear ring in the steel clamshell housing. The rear axle is the Toyota 8.2 semi-float axle (sometimes called 8.4). Whatever is there, the Toyota traction control system is rotated and functioning.
PICKUP TRUCK THIS YEAR
CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 TRAIL BOSS
So for 2019 GM is making shaft water mud identification by introducing a new self-made or rear axle GM-in-house shaft familiar from AAM in their 1/2-ton trucks. The problem is that the new GM axle is very new, no one knows for sure how to distinguish it. Both of our trucks have 3.23: 1 gear gear with a front differential supplied by GM, but we make some educated guesses on the rear axle for now. We are around 99 percent sure that our Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss has a new GM internal rear axle with Gov-lok (G80) for additional traction. The front axle is a GM independent front suspension axle with an open differential and an 8.25-inch GM ring gear in aluminum housing.
SIERRA GMC 1500 AT4
GMC claims the Heavy Duty locking rear differential on documents provided by GMC to us and also has an 8.25-inch front IFS based on aluminum housed in GM with gearing 3.23: 1. This rear axle (we bet) is a 250mm AAM axle ( 9.75 inches) with good old-fashioned Gov-lok automatic differential locking. GMs like Gov-loks (sometimes called G80s). Because they are sensitive to wheel speed, we think they are better than open diffs, but we really prefer selectable lockers, or more consistent automatic lockers like the Detroit Locker
1500 REBEL RAM
The rear axle really looks like Chrysler’s classic corporate 9.25 rear axle (which they sometimes call Chrysler 235mm), and according to Ram axle it has “worked again” for 2019. We suspect it only has to do with switches from 5 – Load up to 6-lug to increase load carrying capacity, but do not know for sure. In one way or another, this axle is filled with a 3.92: 1 axle ratio and an electronic rear locking differential. We like that! We bet the front axle at the new Ram Rebel, which has an independent suspension, similar to the old ZF 215mm with aluminum center and teeth.
TOYOTA TUNDRA TRD PRO
The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro has a 10.5-inch gear ring with a 4.30: 1 gear and uses Toyota’s Automatic Slip Limited (LSD), which uses brakes to reach electronic equivalents with your standard limited slip differential. The 4×4 system also uses the Toyota A-TRAC Active Traction Control system when in a four-wheel drive. The Tundra front differential is in front of an 8.7-inch free suspension (some call it 9 inches) with teeth like.