1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Best axle for SAS????

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by LBFD2005, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. LBFD2005

    LBFD2005 [OP] Its tha Southern Way

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Member:
    #83529
    Messages:
    486
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    MS
    Vehicle:
    11' Trd 4x4 6" pro comp
    procomp 6'' catback dual exhaust flowmaster 44 series
    Ive found a Dana 30 setup with arb locker and 4.88's that would match my current gearing for only 900. Its currently on a jeep so im thinking that would cause problems width wise but wondering whats the best axle to go with in the front.
     
  2. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,891
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 SR5 Xtra Cab V6
    265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    no...

    D44 for up to ~37's safely

    D60 for everything else.

    There are other options too that Im not well versed in so do some research. And by some I mean A LOT!;)
     
  3. cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18119
    Messages:
    5,219
    Gender:
    Male
    no.


    highly recommend against a D30 for a SAS on a 2nd gen.....



    there's all kinds of components that go into this to determine what setup is ideal. first, you need to decide what size tires you want to run and how you are intending to use this truck....how high you want to be lifted to accommodate for everything also. there's first. 2ndly, you WILL spend upwards of $10k+ doing the swap w/fabrication and labour. research research research
     
  4. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,891
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 SR5 Xtra Cab V6
    265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    OH and you'd snap that D30 like a twig on any serious trail, that's why the rubicons come with a D44 up front, even Jeep knows the D30 sucks.
     
  5. H Bomb

    H Bomb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2010
    Member:
    #45460
    Messages:
    350
    Vehicle:
    SAS'd 92 Pickup/08 SR5 Tacoma
    I wouldn't bother with a Dana 30. If you are going to dump a ton of money into a SAS, get a stronger axle than that.
     
  6. cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18119
    Messages:
    5,219
    Gender:
    Male
    D30 is fine if you don't run bigger than 32-33" tires. and even then if you run 33s I'd recommend chromo axle shafts. All comes down tho to what you're going to use the vehicle for tho...
     
  7. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,891
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 SR5 Xtra Cab V6
    265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    I only say that because let's be honest, who's going to swap a tacoma to run freaking 33's :laugh:
     
  8. cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18119
    Messages:
    5,219
    Gender:
    Male
    Oh I know. Just figured I'd throw it in there.
     
  9. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,891
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 SR5 Xtra Cab V6
    265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    :cool:
     
  10. LBFD2005

    LBFD2005 [OP] Its tha Southern Way

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Member:
    #83529
    Messages:
    486
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    MS
    Vehicle:
    11' Trd 4x4 6" pro comp
    procomp 6'' catback dual exhaust flowmaster 44 series
    so definately not Dana 30 lol.

    Looking to maybe running a 40" tire, truck will see a lil offroading but nothing very aggressive, ive had 37's on my ifs and played around a lil but now its time for some big boy sh*t and doing my homework.

    So looking like ill try and find a Dana 44 for the front, getting coils from polyperformance, hydrolic steering, and fab rest as we go.

    Just SAS'd a 00' durango about 2 weeks ago and that thing turned out beautifully.
     
  11. cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18119
    Messages:
    5,219
    Gender:
    Male
    I'd recommend a 60 for the front with chromo axle shafts for 40s. Gives you plenty of room if you want to move up (you'll want to). Gears and lockers. For cheap and easy with plenty of performance, I'd do leafs up front. Then got to think of a rear axle. Ford 8.8 or 9 would be good. Or 14 bolt if you want to go big...

    Honestly though, unless you're prepared to drop 15k, I would not recommend doing a SFAC on something that only sees "a lil offroading but nothing very aggressive". I also would not recommend doing it to your DD. and like I said, with hydro and everything you want, definitely expect to spend 10-15k on the project, if not more.
     
  12. LBFD2005

    LBFD2005 [OP] Its tha Southern Way

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Member:
    #83529
    Messages:
    486
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    MS
    Vehicle:
    11' Trd 4x4 6" pro comp
    procomp 6'' catback dual exhaust flowmaster 44 series
    yea that a whole lot of money lol. on the durango with getting axles from junk yard, nickel and diming here an there all in all we had a total of 6k in it by the time was said and done.

    reason asked about the 30 was saw one for sale around here for 900. by the time got the rest of all parts figured i couldve been about the 6k range
     
  13. cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18119
    Messages:
    5,219
    Gender:
    Male
    Are you doing the fab work yourself?
     
  14. NwiTACO

    NwiTACO Big tars, little/no bed.

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Member:
    #17416
    Messages:
    3,899
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    05 TRD Sport
    Custom Everything, 1 Ton Axles F & R
    Um. D60 or dont bother. Check my sig for a link to my build. Skip the first shitload of pages and get to the SAS stuff.

    Kingpin>Ball joints

    I am at $2500 building the front axle alone. High pinon kingpin, 4.56 gears, spartan locker, all new bearings seals, shaved housing, 35 spline chromo inners and outers, 35 spline warn hubs. And I got some swingin deals.

    And screw the arb up front...thats why you have hubs. Unlock for street driving.

    If you're gonna wheel it actually, do it right the first time. 40's wont last on anything but 35 spline D60 :2cents:
     
  15. LBFD2005

    LBFD2005 [OP] Its tha Southern Way

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Member:
    #83529
    Messages:
    486
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    MS
    Vehicle:
    11' Trd 4x4 6" pro comp
    procomp 6'' catback dual exhaust flowmaster 44 series
    yea me and my buddy whos done fabbing on buggy's and other crawlers is helping me do it when i get all the parts.

    Cost is just helping wire his shed and help out with some ranching
     
  16. LBFD2005

    LBFD2005 [OP] Its tha Southern Way

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Member:
    #83529
    Messages:
    486
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    MS
    Vehicle:
    11' Trd 4x4 6" pro comp
    procomp 6'' catback dual exhaust flowmaster 44 series
    thanks for the heads up. Ill check out the link also.
     
  17. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,891
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 SR5 Xtra Cab V6
    265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    any pics of the Durango?

    x2 on both counts. Good info here.
     
  18. LBFD2005

    LBFD2005 [OP] Its tha Southern Way

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Member:
    #83529
    Messages:
    486
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    MS
    Vehicle:
    11' Trd 4x4 6" pro comp
    procomp 6'' catback dual exhaust flowmaster 44 series
    ill have to find them but ill get em
     
  19. Slodgetto

    Slodgetto Über Posre

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Member:
    #49483
    Messages:
    9,328
    First Name:
    Silas
    Vehicle:
    Dirty Terc
    Scratches, dents, and junkyard parts.
    lol d30...
    Alex did.. (alove0750)


    OP, if you want to run 40" tires, even a d44 is a no go. Don't use anything smaller than a 1 ton axle. D60 for the front, more options for the rear like d60, d70, d80, and 14 bolt.

    What's your budget for this build look like? Good advice in this thread...
     
  20. RiverBoyTRD

    RiverBoyTRD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Member:
    #93599
    Messages:
    282
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    San Antonio
    Vehicle:
    05 TRD OR
    2 Hellas, 3 inch, spiders, grill guard, 285's, BHLM etc.
    Knuckled chopped and shaved 14 bolt.....pure truck sex
     
To Top