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My tour of America (anyone got a rear axle?)

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by markus30, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    Why the Currie 9"? There's some other pretty bullet proof options on the market.
     
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  2. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    bot102 The guy who ask a lot of questions

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    All I'm going to say, is for a 23 year old dude like myself, I am making VERY good money and have better benefits/401K than I did when I was in

    The key to this is, your girlfriend makes the big bucks as a lawyer, you just have to "supplement" the income :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:17 PM
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    Go make & save $$ then move to Michigan.
    It’s a marathon, not 1 race.
     
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  4. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:26 PM
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    a couple reasons. the currie is pretty much bolt in. might have to modify the driveshaft but thats it. you can also get it wider to match long travel which is my next big thing. it also uses toyota wheel bearings thus factory wheel speed sensors so all that abs stuff will still work. biggest reason though... its just so darn pretty.
    just out of curiosity what other options are you reffering to?
     
  5. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    https://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-23837729-2005-2015-toyota-tacoma-dana-60-bolt-in-rear-axle.html
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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  7. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    Pile of go slow parts.
    You just looking at the standard Toyota rear? That's decent money for .250 wall tubes. While I'd do a third rear over a standard open case axle, lot better bang for the buck available.
     
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  8. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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    im sure i could get a better deal if i was in a position to do some fab work. i could always just get a used 9" rear and get custom shafts to match up to toyota bolt pattern and weld all the perches on and stuff, but it still wouldnt work with the factory hardware or abs.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:32 PM
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    do you have any experience or heard anything about diamond axles? their website isnt too helpful but i get the impression that they can make what i need.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:39 PM
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    Pile of go slow parts.
    They are very popular in Colorado, for obvious reasons. I don't ever hear bad things.
     
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  11. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:43 PM
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    im going to give them a call and see what a similarly built axle would cost. i saw a thread about a guy that ordered one with a land cruiser 9.5 diff so that the flange and mounting distance were the same so he didnt have to modify his driveshaft. i might have to think about that option. although i know a ford 9" is inherintly stronger.
     
  12. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:02 PM
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    Check the 1st gen build thread I think @Mallburg114 just put one in his truck.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:23 PM
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    Pile of go slow parts.
    Well there's more to strength than just the center section. The tubes are a big part of it. As is type of float, etc. For that $, sorry I'm gearing a late model sterling and getting wheel adapters or custom shafts and still coming out ahead.
    My only only only issue with the Currie is the tube walls. Maybe the offer better options. But .250 is nothing. I'd be .375 at a minimum, if I was dropping coin for a nodular 9.
     
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  14. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:32 PM
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    im looking at other options. im not as concerned about the wall thickness as the tube size. the currie is only a 3" tube. camburg makes housings but im not sure how complete i can get it and im not trying to weld on axle ends and all that. from what i hear diamond might be my best bet. you can get whatever tube thickness and size you want and their prices seem to be really good based on other peoples comments and reviews, although they have no prices on the website.

    EDIT: it appears you can upgrade the currie to 3.5" tubes
     
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    @ETXTacoma has a Dynatrac rear in his, he could offer some insight
     
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    Check a guy on here named jberry (I think?) he has a 9in in his 2nd gen.
     
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  17. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:59 PM
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    yeah i saw his thread. that rear end looks good under our trucks. its kindof crazy expensive but im not in the mood to spend money on factory parts that clearly arnt strong enough
     
  18. Nov 8, 2019 at 10:19 PM
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    Just throwing ideas out there for you to check before you pull the trigger as I know stock is not strong enough but change is expensive.
     
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  19. Nov 8, 2019 at 10:22 PM
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    yeah this is definitely going to hurt my wallet
     
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    Yes but you can hurt it once or you hurt it twice, that's what you tell the wife. lol
     
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