It's not an air system Chris. Just simply revolution counters to monitor tyre life etc. The straps are to keep them from spinning with the wheel.chriscolleman said:The truck obviously has an air system on its wheels.
We get them a lot in the UK on Polish and Lithuanian trucks but they are actually illegal over here as the strap is classed as dangerous to pedestrians.chriscolleman said:My mistake
I've seen some trucks with airsystems before, but revolution counters is a first.
Please excuse my ignorance but why is recovering in reverse bad for your front diffs healthChris said:And that's the way to blow your front diff. OK it was slippery, but pulling hard in reverse is not the thing to do.Nonetheless, very impressive.Chris
Thanks Chris, it's all clear now, I'd never considered that before , so no snatch recoveries in reverse anymore, I did that once for a Rangie.chriscolleman said:Your pinion and ring gear teeth are designed to mostly drive the vehicle forward.
So that's where they calculated the teeth for maximum strength.Some cars you can hear gears whine when you drive them fast in reverse, same reason.The same reason early LR diffs go bump after a while, they simple reversed the axle front rear to front.