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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 5:42 PM
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    Honey badger

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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??
     
  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    Offroad it'll be a huge difference. On road, you'll hear it. Your truck won't be quiet. You'll hear it clicking on corners and such. It's not unbearably loud, but it'll make noise. Overall, I think a lockrite is smarter over an ARB in some cases. Like being a daily budget driver.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    STFU! I will too :devil:
     
  4. 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
     
  5. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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    Yes. That is the plan. :spy: Only you guys know and a couple locals. No one publicly on here knows though :spy: :anonymous:

    Well duh. hahaha
     
  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 5:52 PM
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    Oh I know :D Cheers for that. Apparently a lot of people on here thought I outright bought the Ranger from my cousin. :rofl:

    Keep it as is for now if you wanna really do a SFA conversion.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    That's a pretty aggressive statement. Please explain.
     
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    Hell yeah!

    If the new one became a trail rig, I can see it getting a Ford 8.8 in the rear and a new d44 up front. :spy:

    But as is, it'll be good enough to DD and wheel.

    Yeah then go this route. I'd check out some others. IIRC, the 2nd gens aren't too fond of the lockrites. IIRC. But go that general direction over an ARB, I'd say. There's options.
     
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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.
     
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    Regear is definitely a smart thing, even if you don't wheel. If you're gonna run larger than stocker tires. It puts strain on more components than people realize. Ideally, do your gears when you do your locker. Already there. It'd save you time and some coin.
     
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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]
     
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    We've ran lockrites in the Ranger's Dana 44 and Ford 8.8. Both have had good luck. We also ran one on the stock rear axle in the ranger for a while as well ~40k miles of light wheeling on the IFS and that axle. I'll be keeping my options open, but been leaning towards lockrites. Detroits are good too obviously. My new rig, I've been keeping secret, btu it'll have SFA suspension. I don't want to say which axles, because I don't want to give it away :D
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    Do em both at once for sure then.

    The 84 the one that's sitting? :laugh:

    Or is it the new white one? Don't remember....

    Keith went through a couple lockrites IIRC.
     
  17. 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.​
     
  18. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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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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  19. 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.
     
  20. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    :notsure: Something to consider though for sure.

    When you do an SAS, you can consider doing that or swapping in a different rear axle.
     

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