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Fit Mitsubishi Pajero Mk2 diff lovk onto Terracan CRDi

Hi All,

Somewhere on the web I've stumbled upon an interesting (and for me rather surprising) info. It is claimed that CRDi Terracan is a clone of good old Mitsubishi Pajero Mk2 in everything that has to do with axle, suspension, differentials and etc and any differential lock that fits Pajero Mk2 (ARB or other) would fit Terracan CRDi.

So, I wonder:
1) Does any1 know to a what degree this claim is based on reality?
2) To a what degree it is possible to take the rear axle of an old spare-part disassembled Parejo Mk2 use it to give Terracan CRDi a lock-able rear differential?

Provided #2 is possible, that would give Terracan CRDi owners a relatively cheap difflock option, wouldn't it?
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Hi All,

Somewhere on the web I've stumbled upon an interesting (and for me rather surprising) info. It is claimed that CRDi Terracan is a clone of good old Mitsubishi Pajero Mk2 in everything that has to do with axle, suspension, differentials and etc and any differential lock that fits Pajero Mk2 (ARB or other) would fit Terracan CRDi.

So, I wonder:
1) Does any1 know to a what degree this claim is based on reality?
2) To a what degree it is possible to take the rear axle of an old spare-part disassembled Parejo Mk2 use it to give Terracan CRDi a lock-able rear differential?

Provided #2 is possible, that would give Terracan CRDi owners a relatively cheap difflock option, wouldn't it?

1) Yes, but take that with a pinch of salt. Even though the chasis, suspension and most mechanics may be the same, there are many other functional parts that are completely different. Differentials may be one of those. Have in mind that even among different models of Terracan's, the differentials are different between themselves. The only way to test this theory is by removing the parts and make a straight comparison side by side.

2) Most 2.9 crdi Terracans are factory fitted with LSD differentials. You should check if your is not already fitted with one and if not working, it just needs a little servicing.

BTW, the locking diff from the Pajero is also an LSD diff and it is probably the same one fitted to the Terracan. If you do want a real locking differential, you should go aftermarket like ARB or lokka differentials.

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Hi,
Thanks for the answer.

2) My CRDi is indeed fitted with an LSD diff, but it would seem it's capabilities on a hard tech off-road is way inferior to that of a fully locked diff, my last weekend's trip proved that beyond any doubt.

1) Got that. But then, how do they fit an ARB lock? I mean, it seems there's only one catalogue number for that CRDi lock.

I don't know about lokka, but there is an ARB all right (costy, that's why I asked about Pajero option - I can get that for 1/3 the money).
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I understand your feelings. Yes, the factory LSD has very limited capabilities and will not withstand neither properly help under heavy off roading, including deep mud or rock climbing.

Don't know your location, but here are a couple of links that may help you

ARB Air Lockers & Accessories | ARB 4x4 Accessories

LOKKA Differential Locker | 4WD Systems | Gear to Goannawhere

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LSD in the rear isn't too bad ... just replace the front with a LOKKA and you boost the offroad capability distinctely ... 4x4 Chautauqua LOKKA advantage very inexpensive, but very effective for the part time 4WD version... for the Highlander you would need to switch the TOD for the front off ...

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Hi All,

What about Bolster differential lock? Does anyone know about it?
Our local dealer says it's as good as ARB, but 30% cheaper and shold fit the rear axle nicely.
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Hi All,

What about Bolster differential lock? Does anyone know about it?
Our local dealer says it's as good as ARB, but 30% cheaper and shold fit the rear axle nicely.

Never heard about them, but this doesn't mean they are not good. It just means that their advertising and market share is not around my area.

If your local dealer is wishing to issue a warranty similar to ARB's, then I wouldn't mind trying it.

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interesting ... thought ARB and the LOKKA from 4WD System are the only options .... but found this http://www.bolstertech.com/files/Bol...t.84184359.pdf ... they also list the Terracan ... ?... more here http://www.bolstertech.com/ ... but I have some problem with reading here ...

I got my LOKKA for AU$ 530 delivered to the door... must be now over 3 years old and no issues at all ... IMO this package is hard to beat...
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Regarding those bolstertech guys, yesterday I called their office. What they have is a Terracan forward diff-lock which is similar to the well known ARB back diff-lock.
In fact it uses the same compressor for operation.
They offer the same 2 year 20K warranty as ARB.

The reason you can't read there is probably becasue the developer is from Israel, so it's possible that all of their site is in Hebrew.

As for LOKKA, In sewer places in the web I saw some reports about LOKKA making the steering harder, most of the time the Terrakan is in my wife's use and she's not **** of a driver. So I'm not sure she would be OK with an automatic diff-lock.

So I would probably go for the back ARB first and then will see how it goes.

I still have to find a solution for the ground clearance, even after the 2.5" it's still not enough and use of spacers as well as oversized tires is illegal...
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...you will feel the impact of the LOKKA on the steering only in 4WD mode - in 2WD mode the only difference to an open diff is that now the front propeller shaft is turning, that's all - with the CADS disengaged (in 2WD mode) it still behaves like an open diff.... in 4WD mode the steering is slightly heavier (compared to an ARB locker in the front you still can easily steer), but still (conversely to an ARB locker in the front) allows easy steering as the LOKKA automatically disengages the overrunning wheel which is quite handy if you have to manover the 4WD trough a track that isn't straight - try this with an ARB locker at the front...

...so what is better: the combination LOKKA front plus LSD in the rear or combination of open (genuine) diff at the front and ARB locker at the rear?
with the latter you will likely experience more "1WD" scenarios on tough tracks in 4WD mode where with the LOKKA + LSD IMO the sharing of the load between front and rear is better ... but thats personal preference ...

fact is that the LOKKA is approx. a third of the costs you have to pay for an ARB locker plus inbuilt compressor...

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