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Re: What toyota axles do i look for
Heres some info I found on Chris's site and I have heard this talked about when guy's sas new Toys I was wrong it's 3/4"
I did some checking and toyota uses like chris says a stiffer spring rate on the DR. side it is physicaly lower then the Pass.
this is with any spring other than a toy dr, spring
Front pinion angle was too low, causing the front drive shaft to bind before the shocks bottomed out. The only way to fix it was to cut the perches, rotate the axle, and weld some new perches on. This was easy on the drivers side where the spring perch is welded to the round axle tube. On the passenger side the spring perch is welded high up on the differential housing. I ended up rotating the pinion about 4 degrees, any more than this and you won't be able to get the passenger side inner u-bolt on. As it is I had to slot the spring plate to get that inner u-bolt on. I also had to cut the outer side of the stock perch and weld it to the inside of the confer perch to get it tall enough to be level . Another problem is the drivers side spring perch is lower than the passenger side perch. Apparently Toyota uses a stiffer spring to compensate. To get the front end level I figure you'll need to weld a 3/4" spacer to the drivers side spring perch (I tried 3/8 and it's not enough). Almost forgot, to correct the front pinion angle I originally tried using caster shims, problem there was it raised the spring in relation to the steering arms causing an interference with the drag link and tie rod.