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Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Highlander, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Tacoma, Truck, SUV
Aug 23, 2001 (12:57 pm)
IFS: Independent Front Suspension
Toyota makes available in Aus/N.Z multiple versions of vehicles that are simply not imported to the states.
The fact is, your market generally takes off-roading a bit more seriously than than the US market. The Land Cruiser is a typical example.
In the US we have one version: the 100 series with the V8 gas engine - all fully loaded with leather, sun roofs, etc.
In Oz, you have: 100 series: 3 engine choices (inc. a diesel), IFS or solid live axle (not on the V8), one or two petrol tanks, and all the "standard" stuff here are really options there. You also have thr 90 series with the same array of configurations including two wheel bases. All in all, 9 distinctive Land Cruiser choices compared to our 1.
Anyway, I would guess that in 1992, while in the US we had two choices (2wd or 4wd) and two engines (v6 or I4), all used the same chassis set up which included IFS. I am almost sure you had the option of a live axle front set up (same as on the pick-ups prior to 1989 here).
Finally, if you do have ADD, then you do not need to back up to disengage 4wd but it does take a least one full wheel rotation (forward or reverse) to disengage the auto locks.
#71 of 2493 Thanks HiC
Aug 24, 2001 (8:47 am)
I've been out with an ankle injury and have not been able to access this site much recently. I appreciate your input here. You have more technical knowledge than I in many respects.
Aug 31, 2001 (3:34 pm)
I bet your friend backed up sometimes during the time he had the SUV!
#73 of 2493 abc246
Aug 31, 2001 (10:55 pm)
Heh, no I mean backed up right after the transfer case was switched back from 4WD to 2WD to disengage the auto locking hubs.
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#75 of 2493 Adding VSC & TRAC to 2000 4Runner?
Oct 08, 2001 (11:32 am)
Can VSC and TRAC be added to a 2000 4Runner Limited 4x4 equiped with rear locking diffrential? If yes, is it worth?
I do some off roading, but not serious. I'm thinking of adding these two safety features for my wife driving the vehicle.
Oct 08, 2001 (1:59 pm)
Sorry, but no it can not be retro fitted. Well, if you throw enough money at anything, you can get it to work, but it would not be cost effective. The VSC/TRACS is an integrated part of the vehicle. If this is really important to you, you are better off trading in for a 2002.
FYI, if you live in the Central Atlantic Region, there is currently a $1000 rebate or 0% financing on the 2002 Runners.
#77 of 2493 HL AWD
Oct 16, 2001 (4:08 pm)
Assuming the HL AWD is the same as the RX AWD, I'm setting here looking at the 2000 RX300 AWD shop manual. The RX300 has three open differentials and ONE viscous clutch from one output of the center differential to the rear drive shaft. I think with this arrangement the torque to the rear can NEVER exceed 50% (nominal might be as low as 5%) and with three open differentials the only thing that keeps it from being a OWD (one-wheel-drive) is TRAC, and that only exists on the 2001 model. LSD was available on 99 and 00 models.
#78 of 2493 Tracs system on 4runner
Oct 23, 2001 (8:22 pm)
I recently purchased a new 4Runner and took it off-road about a week ago. Something I noticed was that even with the center differential locked traction control was still engaged. From what I knew about this system I didn't think it would be. Later when looking through the manual, and taking the dash light at face value, it would seem as though only the vehicle skid control is turned off, and the traction control remains on, diff locked or no.