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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-10-2002, 08:30 PM
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Why not just have a Yota axle MADE off-set

There is a machine shop near me that can make axles to YOUR specs. You can bring in a passenger drop axle & tell them to make it centered or whatever. I don't know they're exact prices but I headr that they were resonable & that they know they're stuff. So why even pay all that money for a nice AAPA or other brand driveshaft plus all the other problems like ground clearence, that go along with standard rear Yota PU axles? Think I might go this route.
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Re: Why not just have a Yota axle MADE off-set

Actually, there is this very thing for sale on the POR For Sale Board. Used, built for a sami. Check it out. I dont know the price. But it matches a stock front Toyota axle for width.
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Re: Why not just have a Yota axle MADE off-set

I've heard a couple people doing this with pretty good success. The reason I did is because I was given the rear housing and axles for free. To have them cut down on one side you should use the IFS rearend. You can have 3" cut off the pass side and it will be the same width as your frontend. Ofcourse you will need to have the axle cut and resplined but that is usually not a big deal. The only downside I can see with it is that one side wouldn't be a cheap easy fix, but then again what are the chances that you are going to break a 30 splined shaft in a samurai. I say go for it. I just did a cv shaft in the rear and it has less vibes than it did with my sami axles and stock dshafts. I absolutly love it!
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Re: Why not just have a Yota axle MADE off-set

I did what Tanzuki said. Cut down a Taco rear 3".
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Re: Why not just have a Yota axle MADE off-set

the Land Cruiser axle has the correct off-set but it is bigger, but only an inch, so you loose 1/2" ground clearence over a pick-up axle. Will cutting 3" of a IFS rear axle give you the correct off-set?
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Re: Why not just have a Yota axle MADE off-set

It gets it with in a couple of inches of being inline with tcase.
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Re: Why not just have a Yota axle MADE off-set

I searched for a land crusier rear for ever never found 1 here in ark dont no whats up with that
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Re: Why not just have a Yota axle MADE off-set

That's the problem that I found with the L/C axles they either have drum brakes all around, need to be completely rebuilt, are expensive, or are just plain unavailable.
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Re: Why not just have a Yota axle MADE off-set

Not sure if it will line up directly but will decrease the angle that the drive shaft takes on by making the rear axle slightly offset by 1.5 inches.

You can do this to the IFS trucks rear beam axles because Toyota increased the width (hub to hub) of the rear axles to compensate for the wider IFS setup. They used different backspacing on the rims so that the track width stayed similar to the Non-IFS trucks.
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Re: Why not just have a Yota axle MADE off-set

Well, if you're going through the trouble of cutting axles anyway, have you thought of getting even stronger ones? Maybe some Dana's? Or if it works for ya, maybe a 9 inch Ford rear? I guess it all depends if your Zuk will be running a 4 banger or not, and if there's a need for the stronger axles.

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