convert constant 4wd to part time

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has any one changed a constant 4wd lc to a part time 4wd. is it worth doing as far as power and economy goes. what sort of cost will i be looking at . any suggestions around adelaide. thanks
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 20:15

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 20:15
Scott there was a mob around doing 80 series toyotas a few years back from memory it was about $1200.

All the best
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 20:59

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 20:59
It can be done, but what are you going to save? From the posts that I have read on fuel useage, I am getting the same if not better. Wear on the front diff?? or are you going to wear out the rear diff quicker. What would you rather two diffs sharing the load or one diff doing all the work.

I remember a few years back when it rained at the Bathurst 1000. The only vehicle still driving around in the rain was the Nissian Skyline which had costant 4WD. Look at all the prime movers they all have twin diffs. A lot of the up market car manufactors are putting costant 4WD in there vehicles as a standard

It will take a lot to recoupe the $1200 in fuel saving, and going back to a part time system you are no better off than a Patrol.

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Reply By: Member - Gerk Yorke Pen (SA) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 21:03

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 21:03
Scott I know someone who has done the conversion the main advantage would be that a diff lock can be fitted. Maybe a slight improvement in power/fuel economy. I think 4wd systems did the job for around a grand but some time ago Cheers Paul
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 22:29

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 22:29
everything you need to know.
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 08:55

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 08:55
Hi Scott
If you have a constant 4 wheel drive you have the best there is.
You will not save by changing to 2 wheel drive, plus you loose the inherent safety of the 4 wheel system that is much better for towing and wet weather driving.Diff locks can be fitted if you wish. I have 3 80# with diff locks 2 with the factory ones and the other with ARB air lockers.
If your LC is of the later model your centre diff also has a viscous cluct fitted this also provides better traction in marginal conditions.
Hope this helps
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 11:46

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 11:46
Scott, how do I change my part time to a full-time!??
Why spend money to go backwards?
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