2002 landcruiser gxl suspension

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 22:12
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Hi Guys,

Im new here and have just purchased a 2002 landcruiser GXL HZJ105, 1HZ diesel. I have read some of the topics about live action suspension and IFS and noted that there is a difference in the chassis width. I was woundering how you can tell what type of suspension is fitted?

Also, any tips on properly adjusting the handbrake?

Cheers,

Russ
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Reply By: SteveL - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 22:25

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 22:25
I'm no expert on 'cruisers, but if you have a HZJ105 with a 1HZ diesel,then I'm pretty sure you have a live axle at the front.-Steve
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Reply By: Member - John - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 22:31

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 22:31
How about having a look under the front end, if it has a big round thing and two arm things going to each front wheel, it has alive front axle...............good luck
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 23:38

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 23:38
Yours (105series) will have rigid front end. If you have a look underneath, the front and rear axles look similar. Also you'll have coil springs both front and rear.

Advantages offroad are they are well proven over many years; are stronger and allow more articulation when offroading. But the ride and handling may not be as good as the IFS (100series).

Also the offset of the wheels are different. The wheels on yours will have a deeper dish when you look at them. The 5 stud wheels on yours are not interchangable with the IFS 100series but interchange nicely with the later Troopies and 79series traytops.
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