Defender 130 battle bus

What Syncro Gearbox Parts Are You Using? : R380 slickshift, lt230 part time 4wd kit, lt230 hd 300M centre shaft and sleeve

My parents have bought this 130 brand new in 2002. It is (or was) a defender 130 TD5 crew cab high capacity. Last few years I’m driving and maintaining it myself.

Now, a few years later, we’ve done some modifications; custom roll cage, tube fenders, 11 inch stroke shocks, front bumper with warn winch, nissan patrol y61 steerring box, y61 axles, custom hd props, johnny jointed a-frame and panhard rod, stainless 3 inch exhaust, big intercooler and about a 190 bhp remap. Most likely I forgot to name a whole bunch of other mods we did but these are the main ones.

When we fitted the y61 axles it was clear we had to deal with drive line vibrations coming from the front propshaft. We could have bought some custom axle casings and shafts, but unless I won the lottery, this wasn’t an option for me. So instead of that I went looking for another option: A Part time 4wd kit. And we certainly found one. The Syncro Gearboxes part time 4wd kit for the lt230 and it’s an awesome bit of kit. Not only we could get rid of our worn out centre diff, but it also solved our vibration problem. Now we could use the oem y61 front free wheeling hubs and the part time kit and our front prop wouldn’t spin when road driving. And as an added benefit we made our lt230 a whole lot stronger. No breaking centre diff pins anymore.

Now our driveline is a lot stronger as standard lr, we need more power. Soo next upgrade will have something to do with a big snail🐌🐌

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