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Solid Axle Swap BS Thread

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

  1. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:46 AM
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    45acp

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    I was thinking that was the case, but I hoping between some trimming and 'working' the flares a little, I could pull them a little wider.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Yes, but made with shit material. Also why put the same axle under something that is 2k #s heavier. That's all I was referring to.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    I agree, doesnt make sense.


    I blowed my 1st gen e-locker rear end up :D Hopefully it doesnt happen again, but the warranty from ECGS should take care of it if it does. I dont understand why they gonna put that same axle under a heavier truck? Just dont make sense.

    Also, if I was going to go through all the trouble to swap in an 8.4 rear end, why not just put a land cruiser axle in the back? Or something even stronger?
     
  4. Feb 22, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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  5. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Yes they do, passenger side offset

    14bolt :cool:
     
  6. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Nah, shaved and it's pretty much the best rear end for pretty much any truck..and front end too..

    But, what would you recommend? Custom housing obviously would be ideal but a rockjock 60 would be best.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    Gentleman I need your help. I am at a cross roads between doing leaf sprung or coil over sas. What is stopping me from coil over is still having the rear leaf sprung. What articulation issues do you forsee with coil front leaf rear?
     
  8. Feb 23, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Truely coils are pretty simple... But you gotta know math. Are you going to be DD'ing your truck? leafs are generally better for DD unless you perfect the link system.

    And tons of people link the front leaving the back for leafs
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Older toyota? Leafs! :cool:
     
  10. Feb 24, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    Price did concern me for a bit. The fab would be done by my army buddies and I. The geometry would be drafted and calculated by the owner of the shop. Chances are I will go the Leaf route simply for simplicity reasons. My question is does the All Pro kit work with any axle? Since I'm doing this out of a well stocked shop am I better off just making the entire kit from scratch?
     
  11. Feb 24, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    All poo kit is bad, if you do get a kit get a TG kit... hate to say, but yeah.. Otherwise FRORF, or sky manufacturing.. check them out. Look at the kits and see if you really need everything the kit offers. If not look at making your own build.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    skys kit is a simple you have a SAS kit, it still takes work to get it trail worthy after install
     
  13. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    14 bolt rear axles...

    What the hell do I need to look for?
    Are there different types of 14 bolt axles?
    What vehicles would I be looking for that would be best to pull one from?
    What's the price norm for one of these?
     
  14. Feb 24, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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  15. Feb 25, 2012 at 12:09 AM
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    With a 14 bolt you will lose ground clearance, don't run tons unless you plan on a 42+" tire. A gm 14 bolt only has 13" of diff. Clearance sitting on 42's, shaving it gives a couple more inches, but in all honesty, your Toyota rear with chromollys will hold a 37" for a long time
     
  16. Feb 25, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Truely the stock toyota axle is just fine for 37"s lol (pretty much :p). And you're exactly right abot the tons. Shaved tons are a must. Put dat bitch on 42s!! :eek:
     
  17. Feb 25, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    Search a company called addicted offroad they got solid axle swaps pretty cheap they do same things as trail gear but better quality
     
  18. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM
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    I've looked at the sky kits. I wasn't too impressed. The point that Wayne (from Pro Dirt) had made was that we won't need 70-80% of the stuff in any kits that are offered. I'm going to look into the TG kits since I've never heard of them. This may just turn into a pieced together custom job.
     
  19. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    the only thing i haven't liked about the sky kit is the front spring hanger is a piece of channel iron, instead of a fully boxed piece
     
  20. Feb 25, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    Been on the TG website since my last post. Making me feel like I could just completely custom build...everything. Those Rock Assault axle housings are tempting.
     
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