H4 Button. Vehicle: Some part-time Toyota Landcruisers. … [Read more...]
Wheel printing: The ability to look ahead, plan for wheel placement and match wheel speed and ground speed. … [Read more...]
Free Wheeling Hubs – Set Screwed to Locked Position
Found this on an up-armoured Toyota Landcruiser. Armouring company had done it. Quite a good demonstration about how free wheeling hubs are a waste of time. … [Read more...]
What’s This Switch Do?
Front and Rear Diff Lock Switch. Vehicle: Toyota Landcruiser - Optional Extra … [Read more...]
How a Differential Gear Works – Vintage Video
Really good video from 1930 by Chevolet which demonstrates how a differential works. … [Read more...]
What Does this Button Do?
Rear Differential Lock Button. Vehicle: Found in some Toyota Hilux models. … [Read more...]
What’s the difference between Part-Time 4wd and Full-Time 4wd?
Note: This is a very very very brief explanation regarding the differences. … [Read more...]
Free Wheeling Hubs: Why Have Them?
What they do and don't do Free wheeling hubs then; first let me dispel a few myths; They do not engage 4wd - this is done in the transfer case; They do not lock the front differential. … [Read more...]
Axle Wind Up – A Potentially Damaging Phenomenon
With the rainy season upon us in force - I expect a lot of people with off-road vehicles have been selecting their 4wd. Especially those who live on the outskirts of Kampala and upcountry where the roads can be bad, if not seemingly impassable, at times. When you do select 4wd, make sure your vehicle does not suffer from extreme axle wind-up, as this can cause expensive damage - $3,000 and upwards! It is important that 4wd is disengaged and the warning light goes off before travelling off an … [Read more...]