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Old November 1st, 2008, 05:50 PM
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Thoughts, Good, Bad, indifferent lt230 part time

1:4 LT230 part time 4x4. Comes with Locking Hubs. Makes your defender selectable 2x4/4x4. Ashcroft shop modified. Increase fuel mileage by decreasing front end drag which can be as much as 10% depending on gearing. This is 30k's from new. $1400.00


Was wondering if this setup is any good?
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Never heard of it. I'd never pay 1400 for a tcase with 30k on it though.
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Have to agree with Jim on the price. The part time thing is how a few of the very early lt230's came. If memory serves me correctly the green 200 tdi pickup Pendy has for sale had a 1.66 one originally. I think Michael Slade was also running a part time box in the big rig he built. You may pick up a few mpg but would take a very long time to make up that price. I also think the full time 4wd helps the way these handle-especially the 90. If you want to see how it would feel/handle remove the front drive shaft and take a drive with the center diff locked, should give you a good idea.
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Have to agree with Jim on the price. The part time thing is how a few of the very early lt230's came. If memory serves me correctly the green 200 tdi pickup Pendy has for sale had a 1.66 one originally. I think Michael Slade was also running a part time box in the big rig he built. You may pick up a few mpg but would take a very long time to make up that price. I also think the full time 4wd helps the way these handle-especially the 90. If you want to see how it would feel/handle remove the front drive shaft and take a drive with the center diff locked, should give you a good idea.
+1 to what he said. I think they drive screwy in 2WD. Just my opinion but I never liked them in 2WD.
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Thanks Guys,
I just saw this and never had heard of it before. Its not on my long list of planned mods.
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There's a school of thought that would argue that if Rover dropped it, it may not have been a good idea (can of worm's there).

Should have borrowed/stolen Pendy's part-time shift knob when I had the chance. Has to be a very,very, rare part.
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They're all crazy. It is great unless you have a rear detroit, then it starts acting up in 2wd with the short wheelbase. Keith at Rovertracks can do a conversion on your existing case if you want to go to 2wd. Personally, unless your after rear digs, I doubt it would be worth it either way.
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The only person I know that did this really wished he never wasted the money. There is no mileage savings. It puts more wear on the rear drivetrain and the biggest problem is you lose the amazing driveability on gravel roads and the like. The full time 4WD is magic on those high speed, lower traction situations.
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