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Solid Axle Swap BS Thread

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

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    Your response pretty much echo's why my head hurts. Seems like this type of mod is only for the part time mechanical guru which I am not. I've been learning a lot, but I'm just not there yet which is why I'm thinking of putting the tacobox in with twin sticks and a auto locker up front and calling it a day until I'm more confident that I would be able to maintain the SFA myself.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but twin sticks with an auto locker almost makes it selectable right?
     
  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Twin sticks is a double transfer case, making your gear ratio ultra low, increasing ATON of torque, and can essential help you or break you, all depends on your control
     
  3. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    Gotta love the lifetime warranty CV's.

    I run pretty conservative at this point. I've raced sport bikes and mustangs. But now I'm all about the slooooooooooooow.

    Oh and staying out of hospitals....I'm tired of injury recovery.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    I've been looking into putting lockers on my rig as well. Maybe not a front but for sure in the back. I really don't think I need to spend the $$ on a ARB but from what I hear the lockrights are good. How different will my rig drive if I do this??
     
  5. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Yup, you'll love it offroad, and it's not so bad onroad, just don't use 4wd onroad, duh :D
     
  6. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    We've got a few great places to go around here and think this hobby/money dump will be around for a while :D

    2.5 inch lift, Sway bar removed, cut out flares, pinch weld mod, 33x12.5's maxed out. I think I'm stuck at this lift height for the time being.

    I'm e locked in the back and there is no substitue. I hear the dual case is even more impressive.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    I can deal with the noise my truck sqeaks and stuff already not a big deal for me. Yea it is and will be my DD for a while but want a more capable truck off road.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    That's a pretty aggressive statement. Please explain.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    Oh yea there are tons of other options out there......... it's just a matter of what to do and then there is the whole regear part too. I would love to SAS my truck but I don't get to off road that much so it would be pointless but so sick if I could.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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    Detroit Lockers FTW!

    i just now saw this topic:confused:

    i haven't got myself caught up in this topic yet so i don't know exactly what you plan with the lockrights are and on what vehicle..all i know is, i know several peeps who have had carnage with lockrights..it's the pin that always breaks. the guy i bought my crawler from had lockrights before he installed the detroits. he claimed that on the second time out after he did the front axle swap he broke a lockrite in the rear and upgraded to the detroits that are still in it now. it was on 35's at the time.

    now my crawler is on 39.5" krawlers, twin sticked with 4.70 in the rear case, and has a 3.4L swap in it[​IMG]. i have snapped a transfer case output shaft and twisted a rear axle shaft..but no problems with the Detroits

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    Yea I am running 33's....... well a 305/70/16 but will be going to a 285 so regear at the same time I do my lokcer or lockers is a must.
     
  12. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    Well damn I have a lot more research to do on lockers now..... ok back to the BS n of the SAS and stuff.​
     
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    x2gazillionbillion...

    im on my 4th set now:mad: and i have got so good at swapping out 3rds i made a write up on how to remove and install a rear 3rd member http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...removal-installation-e-locker-3rd-member.html



    but im one of the few that actually wheel the taco well and beyond...

    just a small example...
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  14. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    So your suggestion is to spend a lot of cash to replaced a system that is currently fucntional?

    There is always going to be a bigger bader setup. This thread was created to expand the knowledge of more sever off road setups. Not to yell and tell people to go f'in search.

    Thanks for tip my friend. Very informative.
     
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    Then what we have here sir is miscommunication. I was responding to lockers are great. And that I share in that notion as I too have a locker. Not making a statement that e-lockers are the best of the best.

    I'll run my e-locker till it snaps and it sounds like switching to an 8.4 would be an option.

    :cheers:
     
  16. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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    Yeah I don't see many people having problems with 1st gen axles, many members run 37s or bigger with no problems. 2nd gen axles isn't a real axle IMO. Shit's weak. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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  19. Feb 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    This question probably doesn't apply here but whatever haha

    I'm upgrading to 35"s soon. I'm moving to WI for awhile and gonna play the wait and see game if I get stopped for tires that stick out past the fenders. If I do, I was looking at doing bushwackers for the rear which seem to be perfect for 12.50 wide tires.

    I'm running 1" spacers up front. Can't decide if I should go with bushwackers up front (probably gonna stick out slightly) or go with some 4.5" Glassworks fenders. I'm kinda leaning towards Glassworks since I want to upgrade to SAS eventually and it would be easier to trim for bigger tires and still give some decent coverage.

    Opinions?:confused:
     
  20. Feb 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    Looks weren't really the concern, more getting a ticket based on what I read from liftlaws.com

    I had seen a few rigs with fiberglass fenders that seem to take a beating pretty good (Kaistie's rig on TTORA/Pirate first comes to mind) so I figured it might be an option.

    Guess I could always go with bushwackers and pull the fenders a little and just remove them when it comes time to SAS?




    Kinda unrelated but I shake my head every time I see this video. :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swp8MCWAsow
     
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