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Old 05-07-2006, 09:46 AM   #1
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landcruiser's with locking dif

currently have a 93 4rnr and am in teh market looking for a Landcruiser.
what year did the Landcruisers offer a locking differential?
I also hear the 97 Landcruiser has several locking dif options.
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Old 05-07-2006, 09:50 AM   #2
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Hi, Welcome to the forum.

Locking diff showed up mid 90's as an option on the FZJ80
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Old 05-07-2006, 12:16 PM   #3
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1993-1997 model years to be exact.
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Old 05-07-2006, 02:53 PM   #4
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All 80 series have a center locking differential (91-92 have a switch, 93+ are automatic when put in 4lo, no switch), the FZJ80 from 93-97 had a front/rear electric locker as an OEM option. The front/rear locker switch is a rotary dial to the left of the steering wheel, on the dash.
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:33 PM   #6
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post a pic of the cruiser and some details
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Electric Locking Differential years...

Hi,

I know that 94-97 have the rotating switch to the left of
the steering wheel to lock the rear or front and rear.

Does anyone know what years have the electric front and rear locking differentials for any of the newer years, or did
the electric locking diffs only have a switch for those years?

If the newer models do not have switches for front and rear lockers, are they still just as capable off road?

I know enough to know that lockers vs non-lockers is no comparison....lockers all the way baby.

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Old 09-23-2009, 09:14 PM   #8
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after 97, landcruisers went to the 100 series which saw some powertrain improvements, but lost the solid front axle... personally i'd stick to the 93-97 rigs.
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IIRC 98 and 99's 100 series rigs had an electronic locking rear as an option.
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I have a 1992 land cruiser VX Limited Manual Transmission. It has a differential locks, rotating knob with RR and RF.... on the dash . I bought this truck used . The previous owner disconnected the wires from the rotating knob to the front and rear axial. any one can please help me out with the wiring diagram and how to make it functional, one more thing my speed meter wires are disconnected and its not working too.
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It could be the acuator for e lockers are shot.
You can try the service manual link in my signature.
Another great cruiser resource is ih8mud.com
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It could be the acuator for e lockers are shot.
You can try the service manual link in my signature.
Another great cruiser resource is ih8mud.com
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I have e-lockers in our '97 80 series, and I bought a rear e-locker to put it in the front of my Tan 40 series!! I can't wait to get it installed!
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for the auto locking center diff you can buy a switch that allows you to lock the diff in 4-h and 4-L it also allows you to be in low with an open diff.
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for the auto locking center diff you can buy a switch that allows you to lock the diff in 4-h and 4-L it also allows you to be in low with an open diff.
To be in 4low with the center diff open, you need to do what's called the "7-pin mod", adding the switch alone won't allow this.

In other markets, the 80 series got locking F&R diffs right from the get-go, my '91 HDJ81 has 3x locking diffs from factory.

There were cable lockers in JDM 60 series as well.
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Angry fzj80 93 locking differential.

i have like three months with my land cruiser it is pretty much stock and i just had the chance to see how my lockers work! but when i hit some rocks it looked like the right front wheel wasn't getting any power.. anyone that knows why it is doing that..my land cruiser have the auto diff lock when i place it into L4.
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i have like three months with my land cruiser it is pretty much stock and i just had the chance to see how my lockers work! but when i hit some rocks it looked like the right front wheel wasn't getting any power.. anyone that knows why it is doing that..my land cruiser have the auto diff lock when i place it into L4.
If you are referring to the Yellow light that comes on when you press the center diff lock button (or putting it in L4), that only locks the transfer case, i.e. locks front and rear driveshafts together. Some Cruisers had a locker option that locks the differentials, it would be a dial on the lower left side of the dash.
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Diff lock is different than a differential lock
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A center Diff lock is different than a differential lock
Fixed it for you...
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Not really. Its still called a diff lock.
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