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Old 01-02-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Solid Axle Swap

I know there is a lot out there, but I was wondering if any of you guys have done the solid axle swap on your Tacoma. The shop that did most of the custom work on mine want $4800.00 to do the swap using top of the line equipment. Anybody done this?
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:05 AM   #2
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is that parts and labor? if just labor, they're insanely ripping you off.
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Sorry if I sound stupid, but whats the pros of a solid axle swap?
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Sorry if I sound stupid, but whats the pros of a solid axle swap?
Primarily it's a benefit in rockcrawling. A lot more suspension travel with SAS than IFS. Suspension, axle, & steering components are less complicated (easier to fix).
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Primarily it's a benefit in rockcrawling. A lot more suspension travel with SAS than IFS. Suspension, axle, & steering components are less complicated (easier to fix).
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Not just rock crawling! There are some disadvantage to solid axle's, ride quality and road manners being one, ground clearance is less with a solid axle. They are much heavier then IFS and all that weight is unsprung. I would love to have a solid axle under my truck however!!
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Sas

I guess I should have been more specific. The $4800 includes Labor, all the parts (top of the line stuff from Trail Gear & Marlin Crawler) as well as a ARB air locker. This is no ordinary machine shop. These guys specialize in SAS for Tacos; their work is very meticulous, they have me secluded for the first week in March, I could not get in any earlier. I Plan on taking lots of pictures and keeping notes on how it goes. The shop will have my truck for two weeks.
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What axle are they using? That seems like a pretty good price.
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The guy who runs the shop really prefers to use Toyota axle, however he has used Dana 44 as well.
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The guy who runs the shop really prefers to use Toyota axle, however he has used Dana 44 as well.
Majority of the folks (atleast on TTORA) are using Grand Waggy axles.
86-91 Jeep Grand Wagoneer axles. Driver side drop and proper width.

I have one under my Jeep.
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I have my questions about a swap for $4,800 that includes all the parts. But we'll see.
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I have my questions about a swap for $4,800 that includes all the parts. But we'll see.
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ill be able to SAC sooner if this is for realz
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ill be able to SAC sooner if this is for realz
Im sure you could SAC for less. The first gens are very solid axel friendly.
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Im sure you could SAC for less. The first gens are very solid axel friendly.
if i owned a welder then sure...but i dont have a clue when it comes to welding...
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Didn't Wyatt indicate that a 2nd Gen swap is easier than a 1st Gen swap in the build thread??
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:39 AM   #20
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Didn't Wyatt indicate that a 2nd Gen swap is easier than a 1st Gen swap in the build thread??
Did he? I havent worked on swaping a second gen yet, So I guess I should retract my comment.
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