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06-12-2010, 07:40 AM
Can my 2001 Landcruiser be converted to part-time 4WD like the old full-time trucks? The kits allowed for the installation of manual locking hubs.
06-12-2010, 01:58 PM
You would need to source the right hubs, currently there are no USA models with the right locking hub(either new for 260/copy) or used from Auz.
Then you could put the part time kit into the t-case.
But the real rub is that you would lose your ABS system in 2 wheel drive. I also believe that you have traction control would be lost and because the computer controls both the engine and transmission, you could also have problem when the Trac/ABS system is not working right. Could just not let you go any where.
So mechanically you could, but I believe that the electronic nanny's would not allow you to make it work with out great electronic issues.
Long way to say NO, but a little more explaination is always good.
If you want a part time 100 series, may need to get one from another part of the world(105 series). 100 series body on a 80 series frame with some other parts beefed up.
06-12-2010, 04:00 PM
Robbie, the ABS tone ring is on the bearing hub on the 100. On the 80 you loose ABS due the the tone rings location on the axle, the 100s tone ring spins all the time due to it's placement.
The ABS should function as normal, not sure if the TRAC will because I don't know what the t-case switches are doing.
06-13-2010, 08:26 AM
I used the part time kit Christo sells on my 07. Everything worked as usual. Center diff lock switch became 2wd/4wd switch.
06-18-2010, 12:00 PM
At least when I am wrong, I do it with conviction:D.
Gary did you notice any benifits of doing this? Fuel ecomany? More powerful feeling? Wear on front end?
I thought the tone ring was on the CV, but it must be like the 80's rear hub, the tone ring on the end of the Hub.
06-19-2010, 09:59 AM
The only benefit was the lack of torque steer. The truck no longer had heavy steering and drove much nicer in the corners. No fuel economy or power seen or felt. I did this mod to limit wear on the front and to be able to flat tow without the front end parts moving.
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