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Old 01-23-2017, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have access to a private 4x4 course (which was actually just 14 acres of waste land until we pulled the excavator out over the weekend!) We have a few Toyota 4x4's (Hilux, surf, landcrusier etc), but wanted something we didn't have to worry about as much! However having spent an hour with it, I think I want to do it up a bit and make it road worthy.

I bought this for 350. It's a bit worn down and rusty but just had to have it when I saw the images.

It runs, needs a new clutch and needs the 4wd looking at, at the moment seems only to be rwd. Some lights work, battery is completely dead and the dash is like a disco.

Any comments or suggestions about what I should do with it would be appreciated, as I know next to nothing about these!

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Oh and believe it or not, it was stuck in a tiny hole when I took these pictures! Needs the 4WD fixing asap I think!
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Welcome to the forum.
I'll ask the obvious, are the front hubs in the lock position . If they are not maintained they can stick in the unlocked position. A strip down and regrease is normally all that's needed. Just jack the front up and check that when you turn a wheel the opposite one spins in the opposite direction.
You probably already know this having other 4x4's though.
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Thanks!

Well to be honest my brother owns the Toyota's. This is my toy. The hubs were stuck and wouldn't turn so you're probably right. I'll take a look at the weekend and give it a full service.
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4x4 ,mud terrain tyres. These little things will go places many expensive 4x4's won't. Enjoy your new toy

Google "Aisin hub service" your find plenty of write-ups on servicing them. Your brothers Toyota may well have the same.
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I'll probably look at getting some better tyres. Thing is, I went around the course in the surf and I constantly felt like it was going to tip over. This SJ is so much smaller! The guy doing the digging has made some very steep inclines! I'll be taking it out on Saturday and will make sure to mount some GoPro's!
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Does the SJ410 have LSD's? Or can you still get them?
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No LSDs available but you can probably still get a rear locker, if its off-road only then that would be the way to go.
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We might go for the even cheaper option of just welding up the diffs. Took it out after a week of rain and got stuck. Had to winch it out with the Surf.

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CB Radio going in tomorrow. Will look at putting the springs on the axles too.
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Tyres and tyre pressures make a huge difference. You have different wheels front and back, are they the same size?
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