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Old November 20th, 2015, 03:23 PM
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How many here have installed this? Any experience?

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Old November 20th, 2015, 03:32 PM
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Why would you want that?
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Old November 20th, 2015, 03:35 PM
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Why would you want that?
To run in 2wd, I figured that is pretty obvious. I like how the Series is like my other trucks and is 4wd only when needed, slightly more fuel efficient.
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Old November 20th, 2015, 03:38 PM
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I wonder why one couldn't just diy this on the stock lt230.

I mean, you just need to modify the standard open diff, right? Looking at the component diagrams, it doesn't look difficult.
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How much fuel savings are we talking? IMO it is something else to fail. But if could save $1000 in annual fuel cost, it might be justified.
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Old November 20th, 2015, 03:42 PM
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I wonder why one couldn't just diy this on the stock lt230.

I mean, you just need to modify the standard open diff, right? Looking at the component diagrams, it doesn't look difficult.
That's essentially what I'm asking. I think I could do it myself, just want to see what's involved. It does not seem very difficult.
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To run in 2wd, I figured that is pretty obvious. I like how the Series is like my other trucks and is 4wd only when needed, slightly more fuel efficient.
How will that improve the fuel economy without locking hubs? There will still be the same amount of resistance from the front axle while driving.
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Old November 20th, 2015, 03:45 PM
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My only concern would be the steering, I know when I drove home from Conclave with the front DS off it definitely handled weird without AWD, maybe I was just used to it.
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juracid.co.uk Gallery :: Converting the LT230 to 2WD 12.9.04

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Looks like the inner shaft needs to be supported by a bearing when you remove the spider gears. Ashcroft's kit includes a support bearing and a what looks like a modified cross-pin carrier. You would also need freewheeling hubs.

I think a honda civic might be cheaper. j/k
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How will that improve the fuel economy without locking hubs? There will still be the same amount of resistance from the front axle while driving.
You don't half ass the conversion, So Free-Wheeling hubs should be installed as well.
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A friend did it. Took it out after a couple of years. Sucks balls on gravel and such.

There is really no pros to going this way. It won't save any fuel and you lose all the benefits of 4WD. We did a long trip together and we have about the same gearing. I got 10% better mileage over the trip.... If there is any fuel to be save it in not a measurable amount.
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Damn....alright I see. Thanks for the info all. My hopes of endless burnouts with the flick of a lever are over.
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You don't half ass the conversion, So Free-Wheeling hubs should be installed as well.
So spending thousands to save hundreds?
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My friend had he hubs as well. No discernible change in mileage.
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Damn....alright I see. Thanks for the info all. My hopes of endless burnouts with the flick of a lever are over.
Lets be honest, you have a 300 Tdi, you won't be doing any burnouts.
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Lets be honest, you have a 300 Tdi, you won't be doing any burnouts.
Zack didn't tell you about his GT28R turbo install?
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Lets be honest, you have a 300 Tdi, you won't be doing any burnouts.

I have a 300tdi in a v8 truck, you double the horse's power when you do an engine swap, why else would you do it?
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My 110 came from the factory with Fairly front locking hubs and part time 4WD LT230. Serial No.10D This was only a factory option in 83 that was discontinued due to lack interest.
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My 110 came from the factory with Fairly front locking hubs and part time 4WD LT230. Serial No.10D This was only a factory option in 83 that was discontinued due to lack interest.

Were they fairly locking? Or did they lock pretty well
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