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Axle swap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by youngtaco12, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. Jun 3, 2016 at 6:40 PM
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    youngtaco12

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    I got a rear end with 4:10 gears out of a Chevy and its need the ring and gear needs to be set is what I've Been told. But what I was wondering is has anyone ever done this kinda change before

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  2. Jun 3, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    So you want to swap out the entire axle or are you trying to stuff Chevy gears in a Toyota axle?
     
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    Holy misleading title Batman.

    Edit: While drinking last night, I thought the title was axle wrap o_O
     
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  4. Jun 4, 2016 at 2:17 PM
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    I wanna swap the entire axle this one has a positrac unit
     
  5. Jun 4, 2016 at 2:19 PM
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    Mine has LSD
     
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    Yoke for driveshaft will be different, You have 6 lug nuts chevy probably 5. If it is that chevy your towing in pic the chevy rear end doesn't have wheel speed sensors. Sounds like headache, but if you have time and money what the hey
     
  7. Jun 4, 2016 at 3:02 PM
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    width is no doubt different
    is it a 10 bolt or 12? if it is a 10 it's weaker than your stock axle. and if it's a 12 it's probably a truck 12 bolt not as well supported by the aftermarket as the car unit.
    spring perches would be different
    then there is trying to get the brakes to work. I imagine the brake line fittings are different.
    you would have to match the 4:10 gears in your front diff
    and to top it all off, positrac IS a limited slip diff
    admitted it is a mechanical LSD where as yours is an electronic unit.

    if you are set on a mechanical LSD, find an older 2nd gen axle with one and swap it in.
     
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    This is a six lug out of a race truck from up north Memphis I picked up for around 200 bucks its not in that truck I'm pulling. I bought it for that truck but the one it has is so well built I'm not gonna even touch it.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2016 at 5:22 PM
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    Let us know how the swap goes.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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    I hasn't thought about that one.
     

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