Shed Tech

Hints, Tips and DIY Information

Scroll through to see our inhouse tips & tricks to help you get the best out of your accessories


Kut Snake Flare Kit Fitting Instructions

We love our Kut Snake Flares at The 4wd Shed and we love seeing them on all makes & models. If you have purchased a set ready for installation but are unsure on how to fit them, then check out these guides we here at The 4wd Shed have produced for you. Available in either pdf or docx Feel free to download a copy to help you begin your installation. Once you've successfully fitted your new Kut Snake Flares please feel free to post a picture & tag us on Facebook 

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Landcruiser 80 Series

80 Series Kut Snake Flare Kit Fitting Instructions 

Ford Ranger PX MK1 MK2

Ford Ranger Kut Snake Flare Kit Fitting Instructions

Mazda BT50

Mazda BT50 Kut Snake Flare Kit Fitting Instructions

Mitsubishi Triton MN ML
Mitsubishi Triton Kut Snake Flare Kit Fitting Instructions

Nissan Navara D22 D40

Nissan Navara Kut Snake Flare Kit Fitting Instructions

Toyota Hilux 2005-2012

Toyota Hilux Kut Snake Flare Kit Fitting Instructions

Please Note: that though pictures contained in the downloaded instructions may be of a different vehicle, instruction guidelines are similar between certain makes and models..


Part Time Kit for 80/100 Series Landcruiser

We sell & supply alot of these kits each week and we always see the same questions being asked so we thought we'd address some of them from our own personal experience.

a few facts:

 A part time kit will only help with backlash in the drivetrain if the drivetrain has excessive baclkash i.e. cars with 250k+            

So results when fitting a kit will vary, if your CVs are noisy, you have slop in drive flanges, excess backlash in the front diff,

wear in the front slip joint, all these things contribute to drivetrain backlash (the jerking feeling when you are on and          

off the throttle, really noticeable in traffic) and normally all these items individually are still within spec, combined they

make for a really rattling, thumping car to drive.

Fuel economy gain is marginal but there is a definite gain

Steering is improved as the car does not torque steer, you’re not fighting against the drivetrain.

Front diff & CV wear is greatly reduced, they are only being used when you are in 4wd.

Engaging the hubs when you go 4wding is done when you hit the dirt and air down your tyres.

The only negative to not having all wheel drive that I have found is when towing in wet slippery conditions (on sealed roads) getting traction on the rear wheels only can sometimes be an issue, and I have had occasion to have the hubs locked in so I can use the center diff lock (CDL) should it be required

We sell a range of kits from supply to DIY for the 80/100 Series you can find them here

Part Time Kit 80/100 Series Buy It Now

Have you already purchased a DIY Part time Kit and need some extra help with your install?

We have also done a ‘How to’ video on installation

How to install the Part Time Kit in your 80/100 Series


Driving Light Wiring Diagrams


ARB Locker Wiring Diagrams




 Albright Solenoid Wiring Diagram


Choosing the Correct Winch for You

 Runva - Before you Install Guide


Runva Gearbox Rotation Guide




IN CAB Winch Control Wiring Diagram