factory diff locks new landcruiser ute

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 22:21
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looking to purchase landcruiser ute with factory diff locks. setting all costs aside, are these factory diff locks problem free and work for the long haul? i realize that ARB lockers may be cheaper,but this vehicle has them factory fitted. does anyone have any practical experience with these units? i understand that an electrical problem could be a problem, but on the other hand blown compressor or ail hose damage would also be a problem. any feedback would be appreciated. cheers, robert
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Reply By: Poida4x4 - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 22:31

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 22:31
My mate works for Toyota Spare Parts and has the factory lockers in his 80 series. He's more than happy with them and hasn't had any problems....
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Reply By: Rojac - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 22:31

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 22:31
I've got a electric set on my ute, work well but it takes time to engage then again so to disengage.

Although I havent experienced it, apparently if you spend alot of time in water, the actuator may gum up.
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Reply By: ross - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 09:03

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 09:03
Which model L/C do you plan on buying?If it is a 70 series I am unaware that they came with factory difflocks.I knew the 61/62 and 80/100 had them but always thought a LSD was the only arrangement you could get on a ute.I may be wrong
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Follow Up By: robert4615 - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 21:01

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 21:01
ross, this is a new 79 series that comes from japan for the south american market. it can be ordered with factory diff locks. regards, robert
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Reply By: Cashy - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 21:14

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 21:14
Robert,

I have them in my Landcruiser 105 (live axel model) and am very happy with them. They take a little time to engage but you need to get a little slip in the wheels, I think, to get them to lock in. Also you may find they are cheaper then the ARB air lockers. I know that it als otakes 3 months to get the vehicle as they are a factory order from new, and can't be retro fitted.

Cashy
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Reply By: goingplatinumcomau - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 22:09

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 22:09
Have you checked out the F Ford f 250 7.3 i was talking to owner who traded his toyota in on one after 10000 klm.
Incredible amount of room in them.

Shane
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Follow Up By: robert4615 - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 21:07

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 21:07
shane, we own a 99 f350 4x4 pickup cab 1/2, 7.3 diesel. this vehicle is very rough riding on rough roads. the second doors rattle on bad roads. there now appears to be an oil leak, perhaps main seal or from the turbo. great tow vehicle, but not as proven as the 1HZ diesel that has been on the market for 14 years. it's more of a realiability issue as i frequently travel at night on some bad roads. regards, robert
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Reply By: Member - John- Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 10:07

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 10:07
Robert,

I have a GXL 105 series with factory 'locks (front + rear).

I remember they cost just under a grand factory fitted.

I've used them fairly extensively and never had a problem. If you do a lot of creek
crossing keep an eye on them - not hard.

Oh, and don't do a snatch recovery backwards up hill with them on - the front diff
won't take it!!!.

Cheers....
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 18:39

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 18:39
Robert
Factory will be cheaper than ARB. They are good, but can suffer from water ingress if you park in it too much.
Andrewwheredayathinkwer mike?
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Follow Up By: wheeler - Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 18:56

Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 18:56
Robert
I had then fitted to an 80 series I had. They are very slow to engage and in the owners manual it ststed that they are not to be engaged at any speed above 6klm per hour. I have ARB airlockers fitted to my 100 and couldnt be happier.
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