prado 120 Hub lock

Submitted: Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 05:47
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Are there any Hub locks for the Prado 120?
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 09:34

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 09:34
Do u mean "diff locks"?
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 09:39

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 09:39
ARB sell a rear diff locker if that is what you are after.

Cheers
Muddy
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 09:47

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 09:47
If you are not asking about a diff lock but the free wheeling hubs on the front axel, then I don't think that they are made.

The conversion for the 80 series was very expensive and for the Prado would be even more expensive because it is not a popular conversion.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Maurice F (WA) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 10:35

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 10:35
hi i recenly converted my GU 4.2tdi from auto hubs to manual lock (aftermarket from ARB) Made in Spain i think $185 and look well made, ck out ARB
Maurie
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Reply By: tessa_51 - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:03

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:03
why????????
tessa
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Follow Up By: squiz - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:34

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:34
If you are toeing a heavy caravan its handy to use low range at times.
In a 4WD not AWD you can't on bitumen, unless you can leave the front hubs unlocked.
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Follow Up By: Tuff60 - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 18:33

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 18:33
Squiz is right, low two is handy to have, I use it to reverse my tandem(car float) up the driveway, easier on the gearbox and doesn't load up the front diff( agood way to finish off 80 series front diffs). Don't know about the selector on patrols or prados, but on 60 series(80's as well from memory) you can easily modify the selector gate so you can choose low 2. It can be handy in the bush as well, rear locker on, low 2, does U turns on the spot.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 20:15

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 20:15
:-) That's why you buy and auto if your towing a big van...
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Reply By: DrewT - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 13:04

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 13:04
can't see why you would want locking hubs for a Prado120 when they are a permanent 4WD .. ie: if you installed such hubs and then disconnected them in the hope of getting better economy, the drivetrain to the front wheels would still be spinning (not sure how the power would then be split between front and rear though??)

also, if you really mean diff locks then the ARB locker for the rear is already available and I believe the front will be released the first half of 2005 .. anybody else know more about the release of the front locker?
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Reply By: UAE - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 15:02

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 15:02
Yes I am looking for a hub lock to lock the front axel. I just want to know if it would give me better economy. To be honest I dont acctually know if they would be usefull.
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 23:06

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 23:06
Its a 2.5k conversion to free wheeling hubs, and economy wouldnt change, and even if it did by 1%, still wouldnt pay for the conversion.
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Reply By: StormyKnight - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 19:18

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 19:18
The centre diff on a Prado in normal driving mode is open. i.e. if you lift one wheel all the power goes to it. Also if you fit hubs to the front all the drive will go to the wheels of least resistance, i.e. the front ones which are now disconected.

Same I think if you break a front diff, you have to lock the centre diff to go anywhere.

Cheers
Pretty sure that theory is right!
Richard
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