1997 Nissan Hardbody
My brother has a 1997 Nissan Hardbody pickup 2.4L (KA24E), 5-Speed, 4x4.
For some reason it is hard to find detailed information on this this thing.
It has the HG46 axle with a 4.625:1 axle ratio. Has the H233B / R180 combination.
Now, does anyone know if 4x4 locks the back or if it is an LSD? The front are manual locking hubs which is cool. It has 4Lo but I have also been unable to find the crawl ratio for it.
Also is there anyway to get more and cheap power on this thing? It is an absolute dog. You have to rev to 3k rpm to really get power and ideal shift point is 4~4.5k rpm.
Stock is 235/75 tires, but it currently has 31x10.5s on there which was actually an stock option. Are 31s that much larger where going back to 235's would see a decent improvement in power? The axle ratio is already pretty tall and the highest he can go iirc is something like 4.8xx:1.
Its a pretty sweet little bada$$ truck though, besides the power problem. If I owned it I'd get a few PSI running through it. Those KA motors are monsters.
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