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Freelander IRD Unit Diagram

What is an IRD?

IRD stands for Intermediate Reduction Drive. It’s effectively a fixed ratio transfer box which takes the output power from the gearbox (driven by the engine) and passes it to the front and rear wheels. Drive to the front wheels is split via a differential within the IRD. The diff controls the proportion of drive delivered to each front wheel, allowing the wheels to turn at differing speeds when cornering. Drive to the rear wheels is via the pinion located at the rear of the IRD. The pinion drives the rear diff via the prop shafts and VCU.

As a Landrover Freelander specialist, we are always on the lookout for more of these types of vehicles. If you have one that you are wanting to sell for scrap, please feel free to contact us on or send us a message us through the website.

If you need a IRD unit, then please use the same methods to enquire about our stock. As we deal with scrap cars, our stock levels fluctuate daily, so it is best to call us first and our friendly team will let you know what we have available.

Freelander IRD unit diagram

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