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Centering A Tacoma Front Differential

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by blackhawke88, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Sep 13, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 [OP] wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    $1500:
    http://www.currieenterprises.com/cestore/Product596.aspx?id=3498

    with they curry 9" and all the CV and axles from RCV, this whole conversion, minus custom arms and fabrication, will be at almost $4000!

    This whole project would probably cost up to $10K with most fab shops including parts, material and labor.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    Yeah right try at least $15k to $20k. Steering alone for this would be $4k+
     
  3. Sep 13, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    what all would go into the steering if you were to do it?

    I was thinking of switching over to a steering box down the road anyways, they seem stronger.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    howe rack?
     
  5. Sep 13, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    To make a setup like this worth it a Howe rack would be the way to go, swingset would be a bit goofy with a center link setup
     
  6. Sep 13, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    Gah! I have been looking for a used front diff to do this very thing! But.... no luck. So I was looking at curry. Also search around on the pirate4x4 forum. There have been quite a few discussions about doing this very thing
     
  7. Sep 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    This is why you see so many KOH rigs going to TTB beams. $5k vs $20k. And actual performance gains of the arms is minimal.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    But WAY better than a solid axle! :) I love the idea and always have. Just not ready for an engine to move back while I'm still enjoying long trips. :)
     
  9. Feb 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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    What hubs were you planning on running? Stock unit bearings? We were planning on a custom 4wd set from bms around $3500-4500

    Also i think your numbers are a little off on the currie. I was quoted around $3500 for a complete front diff about 6months ago with arb locker. Maybe i should re call and check those numbers.

    rcvs were right on though about $2500.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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    Aiming to bring top of the line suspension, at a very affordable cost. As well as helping the off-road community
    this is an old ass thread... but you could use dana 44 (or even 60 for that matter) and then just run a u joint outer CV inner in the same style that solo does the taco kit.
     
  11. Sep 14, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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    Let be real guys..

    if i was to do this..just mid mount the engine :D haha if your making it a race truck, why not? cut open the back of the cab. fab a fire wall right behind the two front seats and put the motor back there.

    okay so that would complicate things by like 103942453098456x10^234 but..would be cool..
     
  12. Sep 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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    Might as well just tube chassis
     
  13. Sep 16, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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    Might as well just do a buggy..haha
     
  14. Sep 16, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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    Where's that Tacoma with the TTB under it that I've seen pictures of? If I was gonna get all crazy with changing up a 4WD tacoma that's the direction I'd be going...
     
  15. Sep 16, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    I saw it last weekend at the night race. So bad ass!
     
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  17. Sep 17, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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    The pictures I've seen it looks super clean that's for sure!
     
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