100 series ifs lockers

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 14:26
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Has anybody had fitted an ARB airlocker to the front diff only on a 100 series IFS?I assume the front end is the best as the independent suspension limits the vehicle, to what degree I havent yet found out.
I guess the question is are they worth the expense of having one fitted,I am going to the cape in june and will be doing other trips,also are they any help in sand?

Lozza.
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Reply By: Member - Jim - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 17:24

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 17:24
Hi Lozza,

I have front and rear lockers in a 100 series manual turbo diesel. Used a number of times in sand at Stockton Beach and Simpson desert. They work fine. The front can only come with a rear one, and only activates if the rear one is on as well. They will go in when you are rolling straight.

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Follow Up By: Brad - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 17:28

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 17:28
Jim,
I've got an IFS and am interested in this topic.
Your LC100 is IFS ?
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Follow Up By: lozza - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 18:10

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 18:10
Jim

Thanks for the reply,I have been told by ARB if I am only buying one locker at this stage its best to put it in the front first on the independent front end 100 series.(my vehicle is a TD auto)I am of the belief that the ARB air locker, the front and rear are independent of each other as there are two switches, one for the rear and one for the front.
Jim are your lockers ARB?

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Follow Up By: Member - Jim - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 21:58

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 21:58
Lozza,

Forgot to say that they are ARB and there are two switches, but they wire them so the front does not lock unless the rear is also in. The story was that it is safer to have it this way as it reduces the risk of having the front one switched on inadvertently.

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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:40

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:40
Lozza,

I have not fitted a air locker to the front of a 100 Cruiser, but I did have a customer at a camper trailer training weekend and he had front and rear lockers. He also belongs to the TlCC, and has been driving Cruisers for some time. I asked him how often he used his lockers.Climbing hills and sand was the answer then I asked if he used them going down hill. Can't steer if I use them going down hill. If the rear only is locked than a hill decent is possible and the steering is not effected.

What I am saying is fitting a front locker only and it will hardly be used, fitting a rear locker and it will be used a lot more.

The set up with ARB air lockers is The rear must be engaged before the front can be engaged.

I know others will disagree but that is my thoughts on the matter.

On sand I don't think they make any difference because all four wheels should be on the sand and wheel spin would be limited.

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Follow Up By: Davoe - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:22

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:22
lockers do make a difference in sand as they turn your 2wd into a 3wd (rear only) or 4wd (both front and rear) only once have I wished I had lockers after driving up the side embankment onto the road into gosse bluff to give way to a vehicle and campertrailer. I got stuck as my left rear wheel bogged down and my right front wheel was up in the air driving off the bank- 2wd neither with any grip, easy fix dropped the lr tyre to 10 psi
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Reply By: Member - Jim - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 21:54

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 21:54
Lozza,

I thoroughly agree with Wayne, a front one is dangerous downhill if you need to turn. The rear one is the one most often used. My LC100 is IFS.

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Reply By: Well 55 - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:20

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:20
I'm with Wayne on this one as well, you will get more traction effort from a rear only Diff Lock and use it in the Cape more than you would use a front.

The rear LSD in the LC will wear out before you know it, a common down side to the Landcrusiers, having owned more than one them since 76.

I found in sand, ie. CSR etc rear only is enough as you rearly get a straight run up, if you need two Diff Locks in sand your tyre pressure is to high.
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Reply By: lozza - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:42

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:42
Thanks guys for the info,looks like I will go rear only,I assume ARB lockers are the ones to buy?

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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:38

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:38
Yep!
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