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30 Jun 2020 22:34 #224316 by HUN
Does anyone know for sure what is the torque distribution in 4x4 mode in a gen3 Jimny? 50% rear and 50% front?
I'm wondering if a Jimny equipped with full float rear axles and manual hubs on the rear as well can be driven safely in 2H or 2L front wheel drive without causing too much strain on the transfer box?:blink:

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01 Jul 2020 04:29 #224322 by Lambert
As there is no centre diff ,simply a locking mechanism the drive is 50:50. It is entirely possible to drive in front wheel drive az many have done in an emergency by removing the rear prop shaft but the rear axle is stronger in real terms for prolonged use.

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01 Jul 2020 08:47 #224325 by Busta
An open diff splits torque 50:50. Because there is no centre diff, the transfer case can send up to 100% of the torque to the front axle or 100% to the rear axle so I'd call that 100:100
Yes you can drive in fwd with drive to the rear wheels disconnected without problems. The transfer box will cope with this fine.
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01 Jul 2020 11:58 #224331 by HUN
Thanks! This info makes the conversion more appealing for me! Now, I've got too much on my Xmas list! :laugh:

TrailMaster 2" lift kit
JB rear disk brake conversion, all guards, recovery points & battery tray
ORE transfer box HD brackets
T-Max split charge system
X-Shock Dakar ceramic clutch kit & roof rack
Flo-Flex castor polybushes
Kumho KL71 tyres
AVM hubs
ORA radius arm guards
Push-fit breathers

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