Just to add on a few points to an earlier article I wrote about the purpose of free wheeling hubs and my thoughts on them. Lock and Go … [Read more...]
Free Wheeling Hubs – Automatic Type
Found on some Nissans and Suzukis. If we look back at the Auto / Lock hubs these hubs are just Auto. … [Read more...]
Free Wheeling Hubs – ‘Lock or Auto’ Type
Usually found on Nissan Patrols. This type of front hub gives you the option of LOCK or having it in AUTO. … [Read more...]
What’s This Button Do? “Hub Lock”
Electronic FW "Hub Lock" Button. Some Landcruisers come with electronic free wheeling hubs. Don't ask me why because I don't know. They have got to be one of the stupidest things I have ever seen on a 4wd vehicle. … [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...]
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...]
Armoured Vehicle Modifications – Part I
Over the last few years of doing armoured 4wd training I have come across some good modifications, but mostly bad. The bad ones mainly affect the off road capability, and therefore, the ability to pass through the environment that the vehicle is supposed to. The following is a gripe about having free wheeling hubs fitted. In general, they are pretty much a waste of time in an environment where you cannot cruise safely at highway speed. And 80% of the roads are still unsealed. … [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...]