Part time 4wd Coversion on 100 series

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Just curios to see if any one has done a part time 4wd conversion on a V8 100 series and what gains they got out of ie fuel, steering and diff backlash
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Reply By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 02:33

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 02:33
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We currently have a V8 100 series which is full time 4wd, but did make enquires to have previous vehicle (80 series) converted to part time. From memory it was going to cost a couple of grand so we decided against it.
A guy, whom we were talking to had his converted and said his fuel consumption had improved, but in my opinion it would have to improve a great deal to warrant the expense.
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Follow Up By: Falco80 - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 08:20

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 08:20
Geez Baz, who did you talk to?! You can by the part-time kit for $500 from marks adaptors and it only takes a couple of hours to fit. I did my 80 in my driveway and it was quite simple to fit. Just drop the tailshaft and unbolt the rear cover off the transfer case to get access to where you need to.
It solved the backlash problem in my 92' 80, but fuel economy didn't really improve...mainly due to the new found "power" from just driving the rear wheels.

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Dan
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Follow Up By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 13:52

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 13:52
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As i said, it was from memory, i'm talking 15 years ago, it may have been a grand all up, and not a grand per wheel.
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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 08:06

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 08:06
Hi Inkbandit,

Although not a 100 series, my BIL had the conversion done to his 80 series.
I think the brand was AMV from memory, He's been keeping an eye on consumpsion and reckons about an extra 25 kms per tank.

He does say that since the conversion the vehicle has become lighter in the steering and bit 'twitchy' on the blacktop.

Cheers.....Lionel.
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Reply By: Falco80 - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 08:33

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 08:33
I have not really heard of people part-timing V8 100's. Surely the backlash is minimal compared to the early fulltime 4wd 80 series. In my 97 80 the backlash is very minimal, compared to my 92 model, so i'm not planning to part-time it at all. I much prefer the "all-wheel -drive" now.

Toyota was onto a good thing so why change it? Don't expect to see a reduction in fuel usage if you go ahead with it. The majority of drive goes through to the rear axle anyway when driving around on the road. Only when your off-road and the centre-diff is locked is when you have 50/50 drive front and rear. The only real benefit IMHO is reduced wear and tear on your front driveline.

Don't forget either that it could void your insurance. Changing the driveline configuration of a vehicle that came from the factory with fulltime 4wd could just be more ammo for your insurance company if your in an accident.

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Dan
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Follow Up By: Inkbandit79 - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 18:32

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 18:32
thanks for the advice Falco, ive had the front lifted a fair bit for an ifs truck, ive also installed a snake racing drop diff bracket fitted to bring the diff down and correct the angle on the cv's, just thought that it might take a bit of the strain off the cv's when im not driving around the bush, it's the first 4wd that ive owned with constant 4wd and ifs and am a little bit worried that they'll snap on me when i need them the most
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