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How much involved in Tundra axle conversion?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by under1630, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Jun 10, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    under1630

    under1630 [OP] Retired UPS driver

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    I am thinking that I would like to install a complete '08 Tundra rear end with disc brakes in my '08. The only major problem I can foresee would be having new holes drilled and tapped for 6 wheel studs. Of course I would also have to have a new slip-yoke drive shaft to connect from Taco tranny to Tundra axle. The reason for doing this is I'm going to go LT and want to get prepared for it. This would increase the track in the rear by 4" while giving me a much stronger rear end as well as superior stopping power with disc brakes.

    Has anyone done this or considered it? Any input, suggestions welcomed.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    i don't think the disc brakes will help that much but hte track increase will help stability. Especialy if your gonna push as hard as most Lt guys do.
     
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    You may just be a pioneer here... I know in my experience helping swap a rear axle in an AMC Javelin that it is a ton of work. People have done disc conversions on our trucks, with mixed results, but that extra support and travel would definitely be nice. Great idea and good luck on the drive shaft deal, you just may need a custom made one in this case.
     
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    If that's the case, then I could just bolt up the drum brakes from my Taco if they'll fit. If not, I could find a set of 00-06 Tundra drums.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Clockwise from top left: Dana 80, 07-09 Tundra, 00-06 Tundra and GM 14 bolt. You can see the massive difference between the early and late Tundra differentials.
     
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    What kind of set up are you gonna do? 4-link, 3-link, or Spring Under set-up??
     
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    Spring under.
     
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    If you want disc brakes in the back find a rear axle from a 03-09 4runner or one from a fj since its the same rear end.

    Or why not get a curry rear end?
     
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    u could change out the hubs from the newer axle. would have to re allign and weld mounting plates for the shocks. similar setup i plan on going with. no need for wheel spacers
     
  13. Jun 11, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    You mean swap out the disc brake hubs for the '08 for '00-'06 drum brake setup?
     
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