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#1 of 17 Toyota Land Cruiser: Four Wheel Drive Tips
Jul 26, 2006 (11:14 pm)
Discuss Land Cruiser issues, concerns and tips related to four wheel drive here!
#2 of 17 Landcruiser's 4 wheel drive question
Jun 14, 2006 (6:49 am)
H or L (shifter) in normal driving ?
And how exactly they differ ?
sorry everyone for the stupid questions but i am new to
4 x 4s and Landcruisers...
All your tips and suggestions are truly appreciated !!!
#3 of 17 Re: Landcruiser's 4 wheel drive question [mdsd]
Jun 14, 2006 (7:38 am)
Might I suggest that you read your owner's manual?
You should be in high during normal driving. Low range is only to be used offroad.
Low range uses a much higher (numerically) gear ratio, resulting in much more torque multiplication, and much higher engine RPMs for the same speed.
#4 of 17 Re: Landcruiser's 4 wheel drive question [nedzel]
Jun 14, 2006 (7:47 am)
thank you for the info nedzel...
and yes, i definitely must read my manual
#5 of 17 Re: Landcruiser's 4 wheel drive question [mdsd]
Jun 14, 2006 (9:56 pm)
A while back in a 4X4 magazine I read that you should ONLY use Low Gear to get
Out Of Trouble.
Hope this help.
#6 of 17 Re: Landcruiser's 4 wheel drive question [luckylou]
Jun 15, 2006 (6:19 am)
i will keep that in mind, thanks for the info. it surely helps luckylou.
#7 of 17 Re: Landcruiser's 4 wheel drive question [luckylou]
Jun 16, 2006 (7:19 am)
I don't know that "out of trouble" is when you should be shifting into low range...at that point, it's too late.
I wheel a 1974 FJ40 and a 1996 FZJ80...anytime I'm in terrain which requires low speeds and more control, I'm in low range. Odds are, for 95% of "new" buyers, their vehicle will never even be shifted into low range...it's not neccessary for daily driving use, regardless of weather. If you were to end up stuck in the snow, then it's helpful to prevent tire spin.
The owners manual will have good information on when to use low range. If you decide to take the rig "offroad", then I'd suggest hooking up with a local Cruiser club for an event...I've wheeled with a number of newer Cruisers and they are quite capable.
happy trails - woody
#8 of 17 Re: Landcruiser's 4 wheel drive question [woodysfj40]
Jun 16, 2006 (6:03 pm)
I agree with woody. If you're in 4low before you get into a nasty spot, then you might stay out of trouble to begin with...
#9 of 17 Differential Lock
Feb 28, 2007 (1:34 pm)
The manual is unclear on this one but can you lock the differential at any speed? I am refering to regular driving in H
#10 of 17 Can I tow my 1998 Land Cruiser behind RV
Dec 15, 2007 (10:17 am)
Can I tow my automatic 4X4 1998 Landcruiser behind my RV? Roadmaster makes a towbar and brackets just for the V8 Landcruiser I want to buy and use. Toyota says no. I've talked to many that tow V8 Land Cruiser behind an RV, put transfercase in neutral, with no problems.