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Solid Axle Swap BS Thread

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by Supra TT, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Jul 29, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Sex on wheels!!

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  2. Jul 29, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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    J88logue

    J88logue NorthWest Member

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  3. Jul 29, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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  4. Jul 29, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    You can roll harmlessly over the rocks. Like nothing happened. Totally gonna do this. :cool:
     
  5. Jul 29, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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  6. Jul 30, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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    Yes, remove the center part only but save both u-joints and make that setup into a single u joint. IIRC you'll have to cut the ears off in a couple parts but you might be able to disassemble the whole thing and make 1 u joint out of it. This will bolt to your steering column. Then you just need to figure out an intermediate slip joint to go between that and the steering box u joint.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    I lol'd when I saw that cage. Then I realized that I'm pretty paranoid about making a shitty cage and I might chicken out and do an internal cage. :anonymous:

    Thanks!
     
  8. Jul 30, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    Just build a internal cage most exo cages are fugly anyway and everyone with exo's just beats the shit out of their truck and they look like hamburger after one run. Just look at Eric's truck :p. Internal cage and don't drive like a dip shit is what i would do. It's all about the occupants in the truck anyway.
     
  9. Jul 30, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    Hey now!! My truck was beat to shit before the cage :D I was all like yay I'll get a cage so I don't get anymore body damage!! Now I'm like wow, I'm an idiot!
     
  10. Jul 30, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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    I'd like to tie it in to the main hoop for the tube bed and engine cage, my only concern is the movement of the body vs the frame/chassis/cage. I've heard some suggestions of leaving enough room for this movement between the cage (internal or exo) and the cab. But some (like Matt) tie it in to the cab itself.
     
  11. Jul 30, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    It's probably so it's similar to having solid body mounts. I can't imagine there is much flex.
     
  12. Jul 30, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO Big tars, little/no bed.

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    Are trucks turn to raisins bc of the trails we wheel. We wheel with tube buggies and truggies since they can keep up lol. And the trails are totally diffenet in the midwest...trees treess and more trees. We can have a technical woods trail that rivals backdoor with almost no rocks. We build them to use them and dents and scratches are just part of the midwest.

    No offense but if there is a truck out here that looks as clean any of u cali guys its bc its not wheeled...at all.
     
  13. Jul 30, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    True ive seen the sloppy shit you guys wheel over there.
     
  14. Jul 30, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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    I need a beer. Or whiskey. And I'm all out of both. Fuck. :)
     
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    :drool::drool::drool: if I didn't have to keep my truck clean with links I'd actively search for tons and link my truck.
     
  17. Aug 1, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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    How long did you have to wait for those?


    btw - Jerry, I ended up going with some profender 2.0 resi's (2) 12's and (2) 14's. We'll see how they work for me.

    Anyway guys, I'll jump in this thread even though I'm in a 3rd gen 4runner. Starting my swap Monday. hp d44 5.13's, arb air locker, reid knuckles, etc. The rear is a ford 9" 5.13's and arb air locker, trussed. 3link/3link.. Yup.
     
  18. Aug 2, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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    Waited 2 months or so. Estimated time was 9-12 weeks so they were delivered ahead of schedule.

    3rd gen 4runners are awesome! If they didn't weigh so much, I would have built one. Any pics or a build thread yet?
     
  19. Aug 2, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    The only bad thing is yes the 3rd gen 4runners do weigh alot... That D44 won't hold up... 35"s... sure.
     
  20. Aug 2, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    Ah gotcha. Yeah I talked to Jerry and then called ORI.. they said their CNC machines are down so it's a 10 week+ lead time. Lame.

    I'm starting the build on monday @ 9am. It's myself, a friend of mine, and the brain behind the link geometry and fabrication (Mike at MP'S Customs in Chico, he builds broncos for a living). We're shooting for 4 weeks since the axles and steering are already done and the link geometry is figured out and almost all the bracketry is fabbed.

    Well, it's going to hold up better than my IFS ever did. I'll see how it does with the 44 and if it can't hang, I'll put tons under it. I bought these axles completely built from a friend of mine for a deal I couldn't pass up. He's in the middle of his 3rd gen build and decided to switch to tons (he's running 39.5's). Myself and others told him from the get-go to go with tons and now he finally changed his mind lol. The gears and air lockers are brand spankin new, the reid knuckles are new, new bearings and seals as well. I'm extremely excited to ditch this IFS.


    Here's some pics for fun of my friend Andrew's 1st gen on 40's. 22re, Dana 60 front and rear, 5.13's, duals, flat belly, on leafs. He had a little frame-crackage so we welded it up and reinforced it. He bought a new driveshaft today so we were trying to get some measurements of how much he has to cut... so we were screwing around next to the shop.

    He beats the hell out of this truck, it's a blast:

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