Re: Toy axles in Jeep?
You probably will catch hell for this, but just from people that haven't tried it. I've got early 80's Toy axles SOA under my CJ-5 locked up running 36's. I wheel the wee out of it. I have tried to break them just to see how strong they are and I haven't broke anything yet. True, I am paranoid about the front birfields...any time I hear the slightest pop I think it is a birfield...but it hasn't been one yet. But you can get the Longfields or Super birfields (same thing different name). I haven't heard of anyone breaking these yet. I also lucked up and got 4.37 gears in both my axles that came out of different trucks. Also, it is fairly easy to do a crossover steering set-up. Which you have to do because of the gay Toy J-arm. I also have Toy driveshafts, which are WAY beefier than stock Jeep shafts. I had them cut down and got the correct size yoke for the t-case end, had them made at my local powertrain shop. I am digging this set-up for now, but I will still end up going dual 60's one day. Just my 2 cents. Late, Casey