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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-08-2003, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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WTF? Rear Toy axle NOT really centered???!

I noticed this when first picking up the diff's a long while back but thought it was just my eyes playing tricks on me. Now that I have it in there loose and the tranny/engine going in, I noticed how far off it really is. Wierd b/c everyone says the rear is centered, but looks like it isn't. BTW, my diff's came off of an 85 4Runner SR5. Here's a pic of the rear of the frame with the rear diff not lining up with the tranny outpu shaft:



The axle and tranny are definitely centered with respect to the frame so no mistakes there. The problem now is that when the t-case gets bolted up (a NP241 with center output) the misalignment will be even worse b/c the two will be closer that they are now. Any ideas????? Is the Toy t-case output slightly off to compensate???? Thanks for your help.

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Re: WTF? Rear Toy axle NOT really centered???!

I was just looking at my friends dual T-case set up in his truck and yes I think the toy t-case is off center just a little....like 1/2"-3/4"
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Re: WTF? Rear Toy axle NOT really centered???!

I was afraid of that because the rear diff flange is about 5/8" off centre, which would sound right from what you just said....GREAT!

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Re: WTF? Rear Toy axle NOT really centered???!

That was in a '87 Toyota truck, I guess it would be the same in a Zuk also....Question, how do you keep the rear tires from hitting that frame??? looks close to me.
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Re: WTF? Rear Toy axle NOT really centered???!

Well Look at it like this if you draw a straight line from output, to the ring gear it is centered But the pinion sits off to one side of the ring gear so the ring gear is centered the pinion is not...
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Re: WTF? Rear Toy axle NOT really centered???!

LOL OK, so the pinion is not centered but you get my meaning. So what do you all think? Is this going to cause some bad vibes??? After a little thought, I came up with this scenario: what if I ran a 1/2" wheel spacer on the right side wheel and slid the diff over to have the pinion actually center? Sound like an OK idea or do you see something I don't?

BTW, the tires only look close to the frame. They really aren't that close. Something like a few inches away on each side.

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Re: WTF? Rear Toy axle NOT really centered???!

don't bother, how many guys are running toyota diffs with sami tcases. i don't think the little bit will make that much of a difference. just my opinion.

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Re: WTF? Rear Toy axle NOT really centered???!

just stick a toy dc shaft in there and call it good
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Re: WTF? Rear Toy axle NOT really centered???!

The Toy is centered enough so you should not have any vibe problems...especially if you use a double-cardian drive shaft. Along the same idea, the Tracker/Kick rear diff is actually offset to the left by more than an inch...that would really cause some vibes!

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Re: WTF? Rear Toy axle NOT really centered???!

Then is stays the way it is [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I am going to use a CV shaft; going to have it custom built so hopefully it won't vibe much. We'll see.... thanks again for all your help!

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