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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-20-2001, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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sidekick diffs on a zuk

What are the pros/cons of taking a rear sidekick diff with 5.12's and adding SPOA to its housing
and a zuk front diff and sidekick 5.12 R&P?

I do not know if the sidekick is a 5 on 5 1/2, or others problems that may exist.

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Re: sidekick diffs on a zuk

you are talking about the hole 3rd member right (not trying to be smart a$$ just checking!)

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Re: sidekick diffs on a zuk

If you chop of the ends of the tracker axle and weld on the suzuki ones, thats a stronger axle and you dont have to modify the backlash. Cons? Cons? i cant think of any if you can do that kind of fabrication. Max

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Re: sidekick diffs on a zuk

hey lonezuk, i think i understand what your sayin. you can use the whole rear tracker diff, but you will have to convert it to leaf spring since they are coil originally, being that its got a centered pig gear where a sammy has a offset pig gear, the drive shaft will run at a angle. rekon you can run a yota d-shaft n take care of that. no reason not to, many folks are doin it with yota axles. as far as the front third member, well, i use the tracker/kick 3rd member in my rig. havent ""EVER"" had any probs based on the aluminum member. but i am open diff too.
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Re: sidekick diffs on a zuk

Yes, I was thinking about using the entire rear diff from a sidekick in a samurai.

I thought that if the unit was stronger and it came with the gear combination that
I was looking for then then maybe it could be done.

I would everything off the tubes and weld on SPOA pads, use the sidekick rear drive shaft.

I looked at some TJ's and their drive shafts have a very radical deflection.

As mentioned by billy bob, I would use the alum sidekick front in my front and leave it open.

If the front broke then I would use the zuk 3rd in its housing.

With this setup I would be 100% zuk/sidekick and replacement parts could be easly located
on a trip in any junk/you-pull yard.

How does this sound ? Its still up in the air !!!!!

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Re: sidekick diffs on a zuk

Being done as you speak ;-) I just put my rear Kick axle under tonight, I have to pick up different perches though the ones I got I dont like, well, I like them, but just not for the kick rear. The Kick rear is 53" backing plate to backing plate compared to the sami 48" so what I'm doing is I have 2" backspace wheels for the front and 4" for the rear, so I'll be 1/2" off each side. Only problem with what I see you saying though is for your driveshaft. The Sidekick rear driveshaft as a slipyoke that goes into the back of the transfer, its not on the shaft itself, so you will have to find a replacement driveshaft. Tommorrow I am going to have my Yota shaft shortened either 2 or 3.5 inches to fit depending on which hole I use in the perches I get. The Sidekick rear also has a larger axle tube.

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Re: sidekick diffs on a zuk

Is the pinion flange on the Kick the same as the Sammy? I need a driveshaft spacer of my Tracker and want to know if a sammy one would fit?

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Re: sidekick diffs on a zuk

Get a large flange spacer

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Re: sidekick diffs on a zuk

Mike Shannon runs a complete Sidekick Rear in his samurai. He can tell ya what it takes to do it.

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Re: sidekick diffs on a zuk

i run a side kick rear with a yota drive shaft. the yota shaft bolts up to the sidkick flanges[mine is a non c/v style out of the front of a late model tacoma] but needs to be shortened. i put a sidekick rear flange on the output of the t case if i remember right i had to machine off the tracker rear flange about .200 of a inch. i never had mike balanced but i still run it down the interstate. the emergency brakes hang down to low for me so i just pulled the cables out and was planning on a disc on the t case. so there is my 2 cents later mike

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