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Solid Axle Swap BS Thread

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

  1. Feb 6, 2019 at 7:14 AM
    la0d0g

    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    I've had good luck with the Milwaukee demolition blades too.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    How do you not have a sawzall yet? Wow bro
     
  3. Feb 6, 2019 at 12:22 PM
    rctoy

    rctoy It's about to get real!!!

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    i ran a spool in the back for the first 2 years i was sas'd but it got dangerous side hilling in the snow. honestly i love Air lockers and don't mind the extra money and time so it's worth it to me. my opinion is air locker or spool i wouldnt waste my money on the inbetween because i have had problems breaking spartan and detroit lockers. i have a failed detroit locker on my bench right now.
     
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  4. Feb 6, 2019 at 6:25 PM
    Tacodriver08

    Tacodriver08 To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    I jumped that step and went to plasma cutter
     
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  5. Feb 6, 2019 at 7:26 PM
    Spoonman

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    That’s outrageous.


    That’s like skipping ages 0-30 and starting at 31. Completely wrong
     
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  6. Feb 6, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    Hahaha. My plasma cutter isn’t that bad ass to cut through that big chunk. I used my porta band and cut off wheels
     
  7. Feb 6, 2019 at 7:28 PM
    Spoonman

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    Yeah my plasma only cuts through 1”. And I had never used it on cast so wasn’t sure if it was any good for cast. Wasn’t about to try it on something fancy like this axle. And didn’t want to put too much heat into it
     
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  8. Feb 7, 2019 at 6:27 AM
    Tacodriver08

    Tacodriver08 To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    Yeah I dont want to use it on the cast and risk it warping something or eating into the tube. It did make cleaning up the 14 bolt a little easier though.

    I'll right my wrongs this evening and get a sawzall from HF
     
  9. Feb 7, 2019 at 8:17 AM
    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    I run spools front and rear. Didn't want to dick with the fancy shit. I just want to wheel. Also why I made the jump to D60s. I am so much happier now completely overbuilt and doing fun shit when I want and not worry about a damn thing. If it's too much effort on the crazy 3 second obstacle - I'm out. I'll more than happily watch everyone else break there shit. :)
     
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  10. Feb 7, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    rctoy It's about to get real!!!

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    I'm with you there. If you don't wanna fuck with your shit why bother with lunch box lockers and all that jaz. i love fucking with my shit so here i am with air lockers and happy as hell with it.
    I will say if you did some of the snow wheeling that i do like cutting a drifted road out on the side of a mountain thats single track and the rear keeps sliding down the mounting being able to unlock the rear end really helps save your bacon. i probably would have never put a air locker in the rear if it wasn't for that.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2019 at 9:03 AM
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    I loved the air lockers in my axles. Now that I'm building 2.5s, I got spools so we'll see how I like them
     
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  12. Feb 7, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    You are in a whole new league.
     
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  13. Feb 7, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    Working on getting into that SRRS
     
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  14. Feb 7, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    Anyone know where I can find twin stick installation instructions that are worth a damn?
     
  15. Feb 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    Snowy Is neither here nor there

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    My sawzall largely stays in the case. I rarely have a reason to pull it out between the angle grinder and a plasma. I feel like it just shakes me and whatever I’m working on to death. When I cleaned up my 80 axle, I did it all with a plasma and flap disk. Little but different than a cast 60 center but you get the idea
     
  16. Feb 19, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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  17. Feb 19, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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  18. Feb 19, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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    I've turned down offers for 12-15. Need a little more to get into something else. I'd let it go for 18 ish if I got to keep the front axle minus third and the 39s. Throw a regular yota axle in it
     
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  19. Feb 19, 2019 at 9:04 PM
    la0d0g

    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    There ya go! It's a sweet truck. I wish I had "fuck you" money...
     
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  20. Feb 19, 2019 at 9:09 PM
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    I dont want to sell it lol. Just want to build something else or start fresh with a new Tacoma. And need something to fund the new project haha
     
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