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Long travel OR SAS?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ShadowT, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    ShadowT

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    I am soon goin to make some major changes to my 08 single cab. i have old man emu springs and a 3'' body lift, and i moved the cab mount immediately behind the front tire up 3'', which allows me to fit up to 35'' tires. Im running 33's now, but i want to run 36's. So i need more lift, but dont want my axles in a bind... a long travel suspension would help that some right? But will the IFS be strong enough to handle 36's?

    OR will i be better off with a SAS to a dana 44?

    thnx for any help
     
  2. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Easy, do you want to rock crawl, or dessert-run?
     
  3. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    I live in east texas we dont have much rock, mostly mud and hills to climb. I would prefer the ground clearance of the long tavel but am concerned about the stength ot the front diff.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    So you don't go up to Barnwell much then?

    I can't imagine where you could really need long travel around here other than some lease roads.
     
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    SAS and use a diamond axle with 30 spline longfeilds
     
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    lets see this body mount. :popcorn:
     
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    I have no experience on the strength of the Toyota front Diff for 36s if you go long travel. I did however run 36" TSLs on my former rig on a Ford High Pinion Dana 44. Without Chromoly shafts, I broke (or stretched) the U-joint Ears off of the stock Dana 44 Shafts on just about every run. If you go SAS with 36s, plan on an extra $1000 or so for Chromoly shafts. Or go on up to a D60 or some sort of Hybrid Axle...
     
  10. Sep 26, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    how much money you want to spend, and as said above rock crawling or fast desert running?
     
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