Wheel printing and the ability to identify when to drive as slow as possible but as fast as necessary. … [Read more...]
My Thoughts on Using Synthetic Shackles
Recently purchased some synthetic shackles (Gator-Jaw) from Bubba Rope in the States. I had gotten one of their kinetic energy ropes through someone that was leaving Uganda and was very impressed. … [Read more...]
Coolant and Thermostats – Are They Necessary?
Coolant. Water is great as a coolant. However, the disadvantages are it causes corrosion and evaporates easily when hot. … [Read more...]
Failed Hill Climb Recovery – 200 Series Land Cruiser
At OnCourse, we teach a failed hill climb recovery technique that requires the driver to do a "key start" (this only relates to manual / stick shift vehicles). Over the years of instruction this technique is the only one we have confidence in. … [Read more...]
What Do Diff Lockers Do? A Brief Explanation
To understand what diff lockers do, it helps to understand how differentials work. In a nutshell, … [Read more...]
X Marks The Spot – 4wd Buttons
These 2 buttons do not do the same thing. The X indicates which differential will be locked when pressed. … [Read more...]
What’s This Button Do? Locks Centre Differential
Locks Centre Differential. Vehicle: 200 series Land Cruiser and new model Prado. Full-time 4wd. … [Read more...]
What’s This Button Do? H4 Button.
H4 Button. Vehicle: Some part-time Toyota Landcruisers. … [Read more...]
Free Wheeling Hubs: Even Toyota Dealers Seem Confused.
It seems even Toyota dealers are confused about the benefits of Free Wheeling Hubs. I guess I will not be coming off this soap box any time soon. … [Read more...]
Wheel printing: The ability to look ahead, plan for wheel placement and match wheel speed and ground speed. … [Read more...]
OnCourse’s Training 4x4s: Landrover 109 (blue) Rebuild
We saved this Landrover 109 from being turned into several large aluminium serving sufrias (pans). Luckily we don't really suffer from much rust, so the rebuilds tend to be a little easier. … [Read more...]