Sorry Wilkie, I missed this thread totally. Did I miss the post where you actually state what diff\s you have in your Patrol. I am presuming it is H233 front and H260 rear.Wilkie wrote:Hi David..are you saying that the Nissan hardbody 4.88 ratio crown wheel and pinion will fit onto a patrol...??davidvdm wrote:Out of Interest, I purchased a 80-83 MQ Patrol bakkie (Safari) for my SFA conversion. It came with a C200 front and H260 Right drop rear end. They run 4.88 ratio.
I was very surprised, as this is the original Hardbody ratio, and I was worried sick that I would have to do a ratio change, but got lucky to get the same off the Patrol.
I don't know how the H233 diffs differ from year 96 (HB) to whatever your Patrol has... Is a H233 a H233 no matter of year model?
I found some good information on the NPORA forum regarding diffs, but it was obviously more biased to the Pathfinders. May be worthwhile reading and get yourself as confused as I did http://www.nissanpathfinders.net/forum/ ... na-manual/
May actually have some relevant info if you are indeed running the H233 diff. They say it was a better/stronger diff than the C200.
As a side note, the H260 seems comparable to the Dana60's and 80's. Not much out there with better than 37 spline and 1.51" side shafts. But as mentioned by someone else, that pumpkin is huge. I think I am still worse off with my 33" tyres with the H260 compared to the C200 on 31" tyres, in the clearance department. Only thing I am thinking may be an advantage, is the offset pumpkin... At least it will not be right on top of the "middle mannetjie"