Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Ontario, Canada
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Toyota axles for Samurai
Just bought myself a 1988 Samurai and although it is a fun and fairly capable off roader as it is I would like to beef it up a little. One thing I want to do is add larger tires, lower axle gears and a locker or limited-slip device. I have heard that some people are switching to Toyota axles under their Sammy. Before spending time and money on parts for my original axles, I would like to explore this option further. Does anyone know which Toyota axles fit the best and are they any wider than the Samurai axles? Wider would be a benefit because it would help eliminate tire rub on the front end. How much work is involved it such a swap?
Also does anyone know any numbers for Hp and Torque gain from swapping from a stock 1.3l to a stock 1.6l engine? (both engines are carbureted)