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will a pickup rear axle fit a 1997 Tacoma

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by rab89, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Mar 11, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    rab89

    rab89 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if I can directly swap a rear axle from a toyota pickup, and put it into a 1997 Tacoma?
     
  2. Mar 11, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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    Depends on the year. I have a 94 Toyota truck axle on my 95.5 Tacoma. I would assume it would work as long as it's not from the smaller Toyota trucks from the 80's.

    I can tell you the Pre-Taco's didn't have a BPV, so you'll have to modify it with brackets for it, and likely brackets for parking brake lines, too.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    Will it bolt in? Yes.

    Will it be too narrow with a different pinion flange pattern, most likely different gear ratio, and not have a the proper brackets for brake lines and parking brake lines.. Yes. All of the above.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM
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    hmm, too much work!
     
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