Reduction Box Pros and Cons

by Jason McDaniel

Newer Reduction Boxes vs Old

Let me sum up the pros and cons of both sets.

  • '64-'67 Reduction boxes

    Larger brakes Cheaper brake parts (slightly cheaper wheel cylinders if you compare German ATE cylinders) Easier to find (and correct for that late split bus) More expensive bearings Much more difficult to rebuild (remember that darn *freeze plug* and the big soft shallow nut) Are higher geared than earlier boxes (you can use a stock transmission and achive decent highway speed) You have to find/use a 46mm socket to remove the axle nut