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Open Diff with Locker Swap

Discussion in '70-Series Tech' started by donalddasher, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. donalddasher

    donalddasher

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    Hi

    I've a 75 series with f/r lockers. Can I use a limited slip rear with the locker.

    Cheers

    DD
     
  2. beanz2

    beanz2 Moderator

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    Donald,

    You can put in a limited slip differential, but you lose the locker. Not a great swap IMO. What is wrong with the locker that is in there? Is it factory? Detroit Differential makes the Electrac, a limited slip that can be locked, but they don't make one that fits the Landcruiser.

    Dave
     
  3. theferg

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    Hmmm. Though a limited slip would help with traction a little, I don't see it helping all that much when you've already got a locker in there... If you start loosing traction, turn on the locker. I guess an LSD would help more with road driving though. But hell, it's a 75, why would you drive it on th road? :D

    -Ferg-
     
  4. donalddasher

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    Its mainly for launching my boat, I get alot of wheel spin up the ramp and its a pain in the a## putting it into 4x4 for 10 metres.
     
  5. Dave

    Dave

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    [quote author=donalddasher link=board=21;threadid=11587;start=msg105753#msg105753 date=1076962190]
    Its mainly for launching my boat, I get alot of wheel spin up the ramp and its a pain in the a## putting it into 4x4 for 10 metres.

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    Get out the wiring diagram and diddle up a switch to only lock the rear. Then you can use it in 2wd.

    Toyota does have an LSD available for your vehicle but they are not that good.
     
  6. donalddasher

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    The std switch has a sequential setup (?) rear first then front.

    The question I have is do you need to go into 4x4 to activate the rear locker using the std switch?? ???
     
  7. Landpimp

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    yes but you can modify it(if its likea a 80 series) to work in high range and maybe without even locking the hubs.

    [quote author=donalddasher link=board=21;threadid=11587;start=msg106110#msg106110 date=1077015400]
    The std switch has a sequential setup (?) rear first then front.

    The question I have is do you need to go into 4x4 to activate the rear locker using the std switch?? ???
    [/quote]