Qusetion by: Andrew Coetzee Answer by: Ronald HairbottleI own a Land Cruiser 100 VX which I suspect has modified gear ratios. I say this because my Cruiser runs in the red at 140 km/h. Could it be that my particular model was OE specced for towing, or did the previous owner alter the diff / gearbox ratios?
Also, I’d like to know if free-wheel hubs can be fitted to my Cruiser, and if so, where can I source the parts?
THE EXPERT’S OPINION:
Your Cruiser’s diff ratios may very well be non-standard, or perhaps the vehicle was originally an automatic; swopping from an auto to a manual box will have an effect on the vehicle’s top speed as the auto box has a lower gear ratio. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as the altered ratios will allow you to fit larger tyres, thereby increasing traction, ground clearance and your Cruiser’s top speed.
As for your second query, yes, manual hubs are available for the 100 Series and we can supply you with the necessary kit.
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