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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2000, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Toyota axles under zuks ??

I scored two good working toyota axles for next to nothing.
I've seen posts from guys who are running them. Can you give me some tips on instalation, what springs to use ? , steering set up ? drive shaft mods ?
I currently have the Rocky Road 5.5" SPOA w the Z-Link.
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Re: Toyota axles under zuks ??

Toyota Axles under Zooks are a very common swap because the axles in Zooks are pretty weak. I have a buddy with a Sammy with two pick up axles under him and a 1/4 elliptical spring setup and it is awesome. From checking out his rig and others in the area, you use the Toyota axles, with some some springs like mazda 2wheel drive springs, run toyota drivelines because their longer already so you do not need to get them lengethened as much and run the stock sammy tranny and engine. You can go for the whole 22r with a 20r head and Toy tranny setup, but it is just a bit_h.
THe change over is extremely easy, because the leaf springs work well undre the sammy and you just get some really big shckles to make them fit in without the remounting of the spring mounts, so that way you get wicked articulation (drop travel).

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Putting the Toyota axles under the Samuria is easy. Use the Samuria springs. On the front you will need to elongate the pin hole in the spring pad. You need to move it in about a 1/4" on each side. Then bolt the springs to axle. The steering can be done by unbolting the tie rod on the Toy axle and turning it around to where the stabilizer mount is on the passenger side. Make a new z-link and bolt it in. Or get the the Hy-Steer piece for the passenger knuckle and build a new steering arm. Steering setup depends on how much lift. The brake lines will screw right in. Then redrill the pinion flange for the Samuria pattern. If you are building a late model Samuria and have late model Toy axles the driveshafts will bolt up. On the rear move the spring pads to the same width as the Samuria, bolt up the brake line, drill the flange and your done. We do this swap alot down here. It is easy and you get more width and alot stronger axles and gears.

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Re: Toyota axles under zuks ??

When you swap to toy axles is there anyway to change the bolt pattern back to 5X5.5?
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Re: Toyota axles under zuks ??

Regarding the bolt pattern.
The only way to do this without having custom axles made is to purchase
a wheel adapter. They look alot like the spacer kits found everywhere on the net for suzukis. Look in the back of any latest off-road or 4 wheel drive magazine for an ad for them.


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