Landcruiser front diffs

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 06:26
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Weve all heard the story. Just lift a fron wheel a tiny bit and down it goes
BANG
another cruiser diff bites the dust like this
This is what happens when you get 240kw of intercooled turbo 4.5 litres with 285 tyres vs a cruiser front diff
http://s147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/wudinna/?action=view¤t=P1010390.flv

cant get the link thingy to work so you will have to cut and paste
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 07:26

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 07:26
Cut and paste didn't do it for me either!
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 07:30

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 07:30


having problems see if this works
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 07:31

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 07:31
nope how bout thishere
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 07:35

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 07:35
I give up finally try thisFront Diff
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 07:37

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 07:37
I think the link stuff and image stuff aint working Ive just tried the lot

- Try cut abnd pasting this
http://www.perth4x4.net/forum/showthread.php?t=19521
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 07:46

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 07:46
It's a video - I don't think the link stuff works for videos !!

I thought it was the 100series that had the weak front diffs - like mine. Will ask Alpaca....
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 08:45

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 08:45
When u open the link above R/click on the pic and open in new window and it takes u to the movie
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Reply By: Stephen M (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 21:47

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 21:47
All I got was a blue 80 series going through a rut no problems plenty of flex no worries. Maybe wrong link ??? Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 21:49

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 21:49
Its actuallly green and it shows a 24okw turbo intercooled cruiser at full noise lifiting both front wheels and slaming them down with no issues putting to rest the myth perpetuated by nissn owners about this "weakness"
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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 21:56

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 21:56
Sorry Davoe, should have read your post properly. I have only heard mostly of people referring to the 100 series front end (ifs) going bang not so much the live axle front end in the 80's (which were all live axle) . Geez it would have some serious get up and go eh. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: Crackles - Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 16:09

Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 16:09
So because that one link (that no one seems to be able to get to work) shows a high powered vehicle being abused & it doesn't break it's diff that somehow the 100 series diff problem is now a myth??? Put your head in the sand like an ostrich if you like but as a Toyota owner that has personally blow 4, that when I took it to the Dealer the apprentice let slip they had done 6 that year & with a good friend in the 4x4 industry that has rebuilt over 40 I'm at a loss as to what your video actually proves.
Could the diff in that 100 series not have been strengthened when the motor was upgraded???
Slip over to the lcool site, plenty of 1st hand reports of both solid axle & independent diffs blowing there & not a Nissan owner in sight ;-))
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Follow Up By: pathfinder - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 13:56

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 13:56
I think it's mainly a problem going uphill in reverse due to the way the gears are cut...therefore anyone facing this relatively unusual scenario needs to take it easy...
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 20:20

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 20:20
Pathy that's not the way the majority of people blow them at all. Almost all the 1st hand reports I've seen and certainly all mine were going forward in low 1st often at low to intermediate revs lifting a wheel then suddenly regaining traction. A high percentage were heavily loaded with oversized tyres but that just may be a coincidence as someone with bigger tyres is more likely to actually use low range anyway. I'm yet to chat to a single person who blew one in reverse & don't remember seeing anyone post on ExOz who has either but I'm sure there will be cases.
Cheers Craig...........
HZJ105
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Follow Up By: pathfinder - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2008 at 09:08

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2008 at 09:08
the technical spiel that I read indicated that the problem was much more likely in reverse going uphill (i.e. more load on front diff) than going forward. I guess the issue is that going uphill in reverse is a fairly rare occurence c.f. going forward in low range (or going downhill in reverse)

Lifting a large tyre and then suddenly regaining traction under acceleration is likely to break things (well CVs at least) in most fourbies...I guess the unusual thing in those model Cruisers is that the front diffs seem more prone to breakage than the CVs (which are obviously cheaper to replace)

Cheers
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