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Rear Axle Upgrade Questions

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by viperstd, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Jun 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    viperstd

    viperstd [OP] Tacoma convert

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    Wow. That is a monster! How long have you been running that setup? How many miles do you have on the stock parts w/ those tires? Happy with the 4.56?
    :Cheers:
     
  2. Jun 29, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    He's been running on 35s for over 2 years. Wheels the living shit out of it. He just upgraded to small 37's, hasn't wheeled with them since.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2012 at 4:59 AM
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    viperstd

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    Is there a reason to not upgrade the housing or convert it to FF? I'm all for saving hard earned $, I'm just surprised. I thought I've seen a bunch of stories on the web about the axle housing getting crushed like an empty beer can while wheeling and axles bending while hauling heavy loads.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2012 at 5:20 AM
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    Wish I had 4.88s, but NItro just came out with the "thick" cut 4.88's for my front carrier, so an upgrade may be coming soon.

    As Eric said, I have been running and whoping on it with the 35's for over 2 years now with no rear axle issues at all.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    Supra TT

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    I've been towing with mine for 2 years. I haul my 1st gen, total weight of haul is over 6k#. Taco is only rated for 6.5k#. No problems other than rear u joint. I probably have 10k miles of towing
     
  6. Jul 27, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    I think the crush sleeve has more of an effect on the strength of 05+ than anything. Pinion deflection won't be as much of a factor in the long run.
     
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