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LT AXELS???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bruth, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Oct 15, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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    Hey everyone so I just baught my first 1st gen Tacoma and just ordered a total chaos long travel kit and I was wondering if anyone has ideas of what axels I should run!???? The total chaos ones are amazing... But almost $1000 does anyone know what I can run? I heard tundra axels, but the. The tundra cv axels will break so it needs new cv joints on tundra axels???? Please help!!!?
     
  2. Oct 15, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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    for the first gen Tacoma +3.5 LT kits, it's my understanding as long as you dont have the manual front hubs you can just order up and run the stock Tundra CVs from a similar year tundra (1st gen Tundy).
    That said, I've also seen that there needs to be a little bit of grinding on the lip of the inner CV cup to allow full travel of the LT kit without CV bind.
    Tundra axles are cheap, just run the stock replacements and save your $$ IMO! If they break on occasion, well you can buy a lot of sets for the price difference IMO!
     
  3. Oct 15, 2013 at 11:53 PM
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    Nailed it Eric.

    Get tundra axles. Grind the inner cup and get high clearance 930 boots for them and your good.




    WAIT


    Your a 2nd gen..go ask them :eek: I think you need custom axles.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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    Listen to this guy ^^^^
    Monte, go to bed, he bought a 1st gen and ordered LT for said Truck.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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    Holy shit..

    Yes..time for bed. I have handed out enough advice for one day..

    That said. Eric is right. And before I said your a 2nd gen I was right..

    Carry on!
     
  6. Oct 16, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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    You guys are awesome!!!! I will try to look up some pics of someone doing that and yes I converted to 1st gen are you guys proud hahaha I can't wait to get started on my new project now tires, fiberglass, and shocks!!!
     
  7. Oct 16, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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    Yeah we're proud of you for upgrading to a superior truck, start a build thread for it, let us know the progress.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    I will man thanks so far... Plastidip emblems and chrome bahahaha... LT IS BEIG SHIPPED AND BUYING TIRES TODAY!!
     
  9. Oct 16, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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    curious if you have manual hubs can you not run stock tundra axles?
     
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    I believe the manual hubs have a different spline count than the auto/tundra hubs.
     
  11. Oct 16, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    Yea no. Different spline count.

    Have read about swapping the outer knuckle of the manual cv onto the tundra cv but have heard sometimes it doesn't work..
     
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    I'm glad I got the auto then... Feel bad bout the manual hub guys going for LT... But it is probly still Cheeper to go to an axel shop and get something put together than total chaos 900$ axels ya know... I can't wait to get my total chaos LT on my truck, but they told me they literally buy Toyota oem tundra axels and cups and cut them and get high angle boots and then $900 dollars later you have their kit!! I got a local shop that I'm going to tomorrow that is selling me tundra axels built with cvs. For $50 a pop and all I gotta do I grind down the cups and get the boots that are very affordable!!! If your in NorCal an in my situation let me know!! Pics will be up when I get the axels!!!
    Brian
     
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    so are thousand dollar axles your only option for manual hub tacomas? wondering if there is a manual hub conversion for a tundra you could adapt to a tacoma?
     
  14. Oct 17, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    Call. ORS I think. They can help you as they used to make a kit or so,ething for manual hub LT setups.
     
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    Yes it's can help you I have been doing lots of research the past week!!! I just baught 4 tundra axels with cv's together for $200!!! Pics to come
     
  16. Oct 17, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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    Wolfgang123 go to this link

    http://www.off-road.com/trucks-4x4/project/project669.html

    .it is exactly what I'm doing and it explains the manual hubs as well!!
     
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    They used custom axles from ORS though..
     
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    I'm pretty sure they are the tundra axels man I could totally be wrong but the tundra axels are the constant velocity axels and they are identical to those in the pic ill post a pic of mine... I do know tht you need the hub conversion tho for your hubs and like with mine I have to cut down the cv cups but I would look into that link and others I just googled notified tundra axels an I got a few good links! I hope it is as simple for you as I think hahahaha good luck tho! I will be posting pics if my axel progress here in this forum, but our set up should be the exact same EXCEPT you have to do the hub conversion!
    Respectfully
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    And it begins!!

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    More pics

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