hey man. i’m putting it together here. slowly and with a lot of help.What nobody has addressed previously, the lower the effective gear (higher ratio) be it high or low range the more easily you will get wheel spin. For the best traction you want to be in 2nd gear versus 1st gear to avoid the wheel spin. This is exactly why the A343 transmission has the 2nd start button. It is easier to feather the throttle to avoid spin in a higher gear.
two here please.
what is the difference between starting in 2nd at the transmission and “2nd start” and say starting in L at the transmission and in 2nd start. 2nd start starts in first and /then/ has to shift to 2nd and L would start in first and stays in first (which is basically what 2nd start does?)?
but if you use 2nd start you can keep it in Drive so you are not manually shifting out of first or second if you use L or 2nd at the transmission to get going?
also, i never quite got that 4Hi was 1:1 at the output shaft but 4Lo reduced the gearing at the output shaft. i just never tracked this. anyway.
what exactly is the difference between being in D and 4Lo and being in 2nd and 4Hi. meaning if you were on a bunch of switchbacks or on a steep hill with a sharp turn uphill or downhill in the mountains would you prefer one or the other?