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How does centre diff lock work?

Centre diff locks are only applicable to all wheel drive (AWD) or constant 4WD vehicles or vehicles that have the capability of delivering that sort of drive. With a Part Time 4WD like a Patrol or Landcruiser, the front wheels aren't driving until the driver selects 4H or 4L and the transfer case…

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What is diff lock on 4X4 vehicles?

Have you seen these on Toyota or 4X4 vehicles?      A locking differential (or diff locker) can make a significant difference in the performance of your 4wd in certain situations.  Known also as diff-lock or locker, it is a modification to the standard differential.  Its purpose is to restrict each of…

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How do the auto hubs on 4X4 vehicles work

Old Style - Hub or Freewheeling HubsPart-time four-wheel drive vehicles come in a variety of configurations with a variety of means for selecting 4WD. One of the older options are vehicles fitted with freewheeling hubs.  When locking the old-style hub to engage 4WD this required the driver to stop and…

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4x4 Darwin Course - Testimonial

My name is Leanne and I have recently completed a 4x4 course with you as a requirement with my employer. I wanted to let you know that I found the course to be very informative, very hands on which is very useful. Having just moved to the NT and having a new wheel drive there was plenty for me to learn.…

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Highlift Jack Kicks Back Massive

Highlift jack watch out, watch video only 45 seconds.  To make it safer never put your body or head over the bar as the potential power in the bar is huge and can flip back and knock you out.  The high lift jack has the ability to lift 1600kg thats more than one and a half ton so there is allot of weight…