So one of my friend's who owns a shop is selling me a pair of toyota axles. But these are not normal toyota axles, oh no no no. They are industrial land cruiser axles - basically taco sized Rockwell's. The vehicle these axles come on has on the serial number sticker a line that reads "This vehicle is an all terrain vehicle and as such, is not suitable or licensable for operation on public roads/highways."
The rear axle comes factory with a clutch driven LSD, and axles are geared to 4:30 again from stock. The only place in Canada that deals with these trucks is Saskatoon Industrial Toyota. Only rebuilding the axles need are Birfield joints in the front and pulling the 3rd's to clean them up.
Will be built with coilovers up front, 3 link with trac bar, and about 8" of overall lift, plus an extra 2" with the 35's for a total of 10" above stock.
So far the price list is as follows:
$1500 for axles, complete
$2000 for labour/parts to install
Tires have already been bought and paid for, already on the ifs, for now :P
I know there are threads of people saying "ima sas my taco for 2500-5000" and what have you, that is not the point of this thread.I just want to share with everyone the process of my trucks SAS. I'm getting a solid deal and should come in between $5000-$6500 cost, and doing everything the correct, quality way.
Will post pictures tomorrow of the axles and the truck they will be going on.
Edit, Nov7/13: budget blown away!