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After Market Axles

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by tb900, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Sep 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    tb900

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    Hey Guys,

    I have a 3.5" lift on my Taco. I didn't put on a differential drop which in retrospect was a big mistake. My CV boots were tearing about once a year because of the high angle created by the lift. I searched the net extensively for high angle boots. AllPro offers high angle outter boots for early tacomas which apparently also fit on later tacomas, but no inner boots.

    Anyway, all this to say that I left my boots torn for too long and damaged the cv joints. Now I need to replace my axles (one for sure, but might as well do them both).

    I've found a few brands out there. Op Parts, Empi and FEQ. I read on another blog that the Empi ones don't have the same range of motion in the cv joints as stock ones (i.e. wont work with a lift). Can anyone recommend a good/affordable after market axles??

    Thanks for the help!

    Tom
     
  2. Sep 29, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    subbed, but on the other hand you could consider doing a diff drop now and replacing with the stock axles... just an idea, and it would likely be alot cheaper
     
  3. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    the stock axles are damaged...i might as well replace them.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    I just saw someone's build thread....oh yeah, the Hilux build thread. He had some heavy duty axles that were prototypes but company was looking to market them and he was test subject IIRC. Not sure if they're gonna do some for Tacomas or if the hilux would be compatible on Tacomas or how much or if they will ship to USA.

    Here ya go.......post #38 has pics and company name.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/99470-hilux-maxs-07-d4d-hilux-2.html
     
  5. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    Well I think I'm gonna go with Cardone axles and a 1" diff drop. Hopefully that will do the trick.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    @ws02. Will do. Someone really needs to start making high angle boots for 05+ Tacomas.... Especially with all the 3-4" lift kits out there.....
     
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