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Has anyone seen this chart

www.courtesyparts.com/frontier/D40_specs.html

my questions are
#1 why can you tow more with a KC than a CC and why can you tow more with the 4x2 than the 4x4

#2 Is it better to have a bigger approach and departure angle or a smaller one ?
I can never remember this

#3 why is the payload capacity so much more for the 4x4 LE then the 4x4 Nismo

thanks

 

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1. I'm thinking because it's lighter. And b/c of gearing.
2. Approach depends on fuel economy or off-road purpose. Off-road-bigger, On-road smaller. Departure pretty much the same.
3. I'm guessing, Gearing?
 

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1. KC is lighter than CC, 2WD is lighter than 4WD, and 2WD does have slightly higher final drive gearing than the 4WD (3.133 vs. 3.357 respectively)
2. +1 with JayP
3. Extra gear on the Nismo adds weight, which reduces payload (Skid plates, bilstiens, Dana44+locker, Nismo sticker, etc.)
 

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yeah it's the weight. When I was shopping for a tow rig, I thought it was nuts that a chevy 2500 was rated to tow more than a 3500 dually, and a 2500 2x4 even more.
 

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kansasfrontier said:
#2 Is it better to have a bigger approach and departure angle or a smaller one ?
I can never remember this...
bump into a big rock and you'll wish for more angle.... :lol:
 
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