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Full float rear axle

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by tacomataco2, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. tacomataco2

    tacomataco2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone gone full float on their daily driver? I'm looking at the front range offroad kit, with the supra calipers to keep the e brake. I thought about a rear disc conversion kit from trail gear but this seems like a much better all around kit using toyota parts and making the rear bearings serviceable. I'm digging everything about the kit except the part where it's expensive as a diamond encrusted codpiece (would be tax deductible for me). Anyone know how the full float kit holds up to highway speeds?
     
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    You shouldn't notice any difference in driving behavior with a full float and it will be a stronger setup than the semi-float axle. You're taking all the resting weight load off the bearings. Besides, if you break a rear axle on the trail the wheel/axle won't walk itself out of the axle housing and you can still drive it.
     
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    I've seen those Frofab full floater kits around here, they do fine down the highway and off road.
     
  4. tacomataco2

    tacomataco2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My main concern are vibrations, i just want to be sure i can still do 80 smoothly. Im pretty familiar with full floating axles like the 14 bolt on my dump truck.. I was kind of skeptical about a kit that adapts a semi floater to full.. Im gonna call them when they're voice mail box isn't full and ask a couple questions. I might make this a goal to do this summer
     
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    You will have better luck with e-mail, I have never gotten through on the phone.:)
     
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    Lol I guess I'll do that then. Thanks!
     
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