The overdrive design for the Land Cruiser makes an ideal conversion. The unit will eliminate the need for a special bellhousing adapter and, at the same time, positions the V8 engine in the correct location to avoid any driveshaft modifications. The earlier 3 speed Land Cruiser can be mated to the Ranger Torque Splitter by using a special retainer, P/N 716222 with Overdrive 760001M-27.
**Special Note: The Ranger can be installed on 1987 and newer Land Cruisers. On these applications we have found a few odd size input shaft bearings that Toyota Used. In order to use our overdrive unit, the front input shaft bearing of your transmission must be measured. (This will verify what bearing index is necessary - a 3.544" diameter is standard.) If you bearing diameter is 3.625", a special rear plate can be machined for this application.
The Ranger Torque Splitter is an auxiliary gear box that bolts in front of the standard Chevy, Ford and Land Cruiser 4 speed transmissions. This fully synchronized unit allows you to split your gears at any time.
The Ranger has been in production since the late 1960s, and Advance Adapters has been manufacturing the unit since 1976. Through the years it has gone through several design changes. Today’s unit is cast aluminum, measuring 7-1/2”. The gears are helical cut and the shifting mechanism is a short throw manual shift. The unit is built to handle 420 ft./lbs. of torque and has a G.V.W. rating of 25,000 lbs. This unit is ideal for towing applications or improving gas mileage by lowering the RPMs.
The unit weighs 80 lbs. and is easily shipped via UPS. It has a 1 year unlimited mile warranty from the date of shipment.