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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-18-2005, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Toyota Axles

Anybody ever tried putting these in a Jeep? I've been considering it for my 79 Cj5. I believe the older Toy axles are 55" wheel surface to wheel surface. About the same as a narrow trac is it not?
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Re: Toyota Axles

When I was looking for a replacement front I came across an F40 in a junkyard. Considered using it but decided to go traditional with a '44. Didn't know what availablity would be for lockers, gears, U-joints, ball joints, tie rod ends . . . Plus it had drum brakes and I wasn't going back to that.

On the other hand someone on the board said that they are stronger than dirt, and the size is about right. I think my narrow track measured 52" or 53", so 55" axels would be fine.
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Re: Toyota Axles

they are really strong axles there are lots of lockers for them but they are costly and the birfield joints are not strong the theu come with 4.10 gearing steering parts are easy to get still. my friend has a toyo that ran 38s and the only problem he had was the birfields but they make eliminater kits and super birfields that are garented for life to not brake. My friend beat the **** out of his axles and they still work great really strong
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Re: Toyota Axles

birdfiels suck in myu opinion
FJ 40 axles/ FJ 60 axles are dencently strong
the minitruck housings i think would be on to light of a side to live under a jeep.
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Re: Toyota Axles

I am going to take a good hard look at them. The Birfields are upgradeable to an extent. Longfields, Marfields etc etc. etc. The Marfields are supposedly stronger than the axle shafts, or even better the locking hubs. I am beginning to get the impression that the Toy axles are at least compareable to a D44 (maybe even better). Min axle shaft diameter I think is actually thicker than a D60. The downside to the toy axle is the somewhat small ring. Also I believe the third member or whatever it's called is easily removeable.

I was more curious if someone has done it, and what all was involved. It's looking like it'll be less expensive than going to D44 front and rear. Basically I'll be doing a spring over.

What gears do you guys think would be good. I believe my factory options are
4.10
4.30
4.80
I plan on running 33's so 4.10 or 4.30 is looking good.

I took a Rubicon for a test drive the other day (I had some fun with it!). I was quite impressed. I got cussed out by the dealer when I brought it back. I didn't do anything that bad to it (Somehow I got dirt in the trailer hitch).
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Re: Toyota Axles

the cruiser axles are oif the heavier ring gear.
the longfields do not impress me at all.
the rear axles hold good,. but i dont like the fronts.
a firend with A 1.3L powered zuki with 35" boggers blows apart his front fj60 axle almost once a month.
the detroit has blow, a few hubs, lots of birdfields and shafts. loingfield himself doesnt know why its happening.
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Re: Toyota Axles

I purchase some from an 85 last week to put under my cj.
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Re: Toyota Axles

i would put the toyo rear axle in they are wicked strong most of the toyo axles are going to have 4.10s my friend was having a really hard time trying to fine diffrent 3rd members with better gearing
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