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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-12-2000, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm used to toyotas. I've owned 8 of them since I was 18 years old (32 yrs old now) and done everything in the book to them.. On the toyota, the backing plate and the brake assembly is one unit with the axle. On my samurai the backing plate and brake assembly come off of the axle housing and are free from the axle. The axle goes through it, but it's not connected at all. So if the rim bolts to the drum, and the drum bolts to the axle, But the backing plate is free from the shaft it self, how does the axle shaft stay in the housing? I'm afraid to start yanking on the axles until I'm sure that's how it's supposed to be. Maybe I'm confused.
Please enlighten me!!!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-12-2000, 07:23 AM
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the backing plates hold the axle bearings in,they are pressed on the axles. i just use a chain and a sledge hamer to pop the axles out,after you take the bolts out of the backing plate.hope this helps mike.

87,88.5 spoa,32.5x11.5 5.12 f&r and the rx7 motor is at the shop hope to get it in soon.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-12-2000, 08:38 AM
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'Bear,
The Suzuki & Toyota rear axles are very similar in design. The wheel bearing retains the drum backing plate, and the plate acts as the bearing retainer on the housing like someone has mentioned. To remove a rear axle, just take the drum off & turn it around. Run a couple of lug nuts on the studs & presto-- instant slide hammer [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
FYI: I have Toy axles under my Samurai

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Wow! I am going to eventualy put toy axles under mine too. How did you get the drive shafts to line up with the diffs.? Thanks for the advice on the other suff too. If you want to see my project, go here
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i am running a sidekick rear under my 88.5 with spoa so far the only problem is a vib. at 18 to 22 mph. it has been in for 5000 mi. no problems and i drive it 100 mi. a day.i did extend the slip joint on the drive shaft 2 in.but it was by far the cheapest way to go to 5.12s total cost 150.00 bucks.got the front 3rd member for 50.00,paid 100.00 for the rear,got the yoke turned down to fit 1.5 in. tubing over a 1.5 in. area then parted it in half. slipped it in to the tubing and welded it up.but i got that idea from trail tough.only hang up is i am to tight to buy the parking brake kit from spider trax,but i am thinking about it.good luck mike.

87,88.5 spoa,32.5x11.5 5.12 f&r and the rx7 motor is at the shop hope to get it in soon.
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