WHEELIN’ FREE

4 x 4 Australia - - Custom -

EA­GLE-EYED RG Colorado own­ers might no­tice there’s some­thing a lit­tle off with Jamin’s front hubs. In fac­tory con­fig­u­ra­tion the RG Colorado utilises drive-flanges per­ma­nently con­nect­ing the wheels to the rest of the driv­e­train (like most mod­ern 4x4s). It’s a fool-proof so­lu­tion, but the down­side is the CV joints are con­stantly spin­ning, as is the diff cen­tre. A free-wheel­ing hub al­lows you to phys­i­cally break that con­nec­tion when 4x4 isn’t re­quired, re­sult­ing in less driv­e­line drag as well as less wear and tear on the CV joints and front diff. Af­ter fit­ting a set of fac­tory Aisin free­wheel­ing-hubs off an older TF Rodeo, Jamin’s see­ing fuel figures as low as low as 14L/100km on 35-inch tyres when tow­ing a 1500kg car­a­van.

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