The Landcruiser Diff is another one of Land Cruiser’s popular stables, this time based in Thailand. It has been built by the same team who designed and built the highly successful Land Cruiser II, and unlike its predecessor has been out of the country for a while. With many of its parts still in good condition from use on the previous model, it is hoped that the new model will be a hit and sell like hot cakes once in the States. Although the major problem with this vehicle is likely to be the price, it should be able to compete with the higher end SUVs like the Toyota Avalon, Nissan Armada and Honda Civic, and if it can overcome its lesser features it may have what it takes to be a serious rival in the small SUV class.
Can I Get a Better One?
The main differentiating feature between the limited production Limited Slip and the Land Cruiser Diff, besides the obvious price difference, is the way in which it is powered. The Limited Slip is a four-wheel drive vehicle, whereas the Land Cruiser Diff uses a rear limited slip differential, similar to that found in high performance sports cars. This type of differential is only available on the Land Cruiser and can make all the difference to the car’s handling, especially on bumpy roads. Unfortunately, due to its lack of popularity so far, it means that the limited slip diff models are scarce on the open market and tend to be found only in factory showrooms or hired garages. So while you can find one for sale here and there, chances are it won’t be as reliable as a factory-installed model.
Only one differential is available on the Land Cruiser Diff, however, and this is the tjm pro locker. If you’re looking for a manual transmission vehicle with an automatic sunroof and a real manual, then the tjm pro locker is your best option. It also comes with a standard differentials system that can handle speeds of up to 96mph, as well as an Electronic Brake force Distribution, or EBC, that will reduce the amount of power that is transmitted to the wheel. If you want to take the best of both worlds and combine power, handling and speed with a four-wheel drive with a big soft roof, then the tjm pro locker is the perfect choice for you.