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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2001, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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HELP: 80 4x4 Tojo PU Axles on a zuk

I found some Axles from a 80 4x4 tojo pickup today.

Has anyone tried to use them on their zuk?

I there a FAQ on using tojo axles on a zuk ? Steering system ? Brakes ? Drive Shafts ?

Please let me know so that I can decide if I want to purchase them ?

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Re: HELP: 80 4x4 Tojo PU Axles on a zuk

Dont know if their is a FAQ, but when I was looking everything up to see what I needed to use them, I found that you can hook the brakes up with mostly no problems, the front axle is just about a bolt in the rear would need new perches, driveshafts you could use your front one with an adapter, unless you already have large flange DS's then it would bolt up and the rear DS you could use the Toy front double cardan DS. As for steering, the easiest thing to do was to do a high arm crossover, but that costed a few bucks. I dont remember exactly, but I priced the swap with new gears, lockers, axle rebuild kits, and the cross over steering at approx 1500 kinda why I stayed away for now, but they are in my plan, looking for 84-85 axles personally as the front is stronger. One of the off road mags did a special on toyota axles a couple months back, be worth while to find it. If I remember I'll try to find which one it was later.

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Re: HELP: 80 4x4 Tojo PU Axles on a zuk

e-mail oilburner he has yota axles on his rig. I really thing it is easy to do. The front perches are set 1/2 inch wider than the Sami and you have to deal with the rear chunk and driveshaft. Oilburners looks and works great.

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Re: HELP: 80 4x4 Tojo PU Axles on a zuk

I'm doing a Toyota axle swap right now! I will have to get some pic's of it put up and show ya how easy it is! Oilburner (Tim) helped me out LOTS! Thanks

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Re: HELP: 80 4x4 Tojo PU Axles on a zuk

It isn't terribly difficult if you have welding/fabricating capabilities. FAR from bolt-in, though [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Hardest part is the freaky steering from the Toy pickup.



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Re: HELP: 80 4x4 Tojo PU Axles on a zuk

Thank you for all the information.

For all of those with toyota axles, have you ever documented the conversion process.

What drive shafts were used for the front and rear?

Did you need custom drive shafts ?

What work was done to the spring mounts on the toyota axles to use the zuk leaf springs?

And lastly the good old steering problem.

All in all is using Toyota axles work the trouble
or is it better to use sidekick/zuk parts ?

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Re: HELP: 80 4x4 Tojo PU Axles on a zuk

for steering... look at the "steering setup ->pic" post... the guy is actually running toy axles under the zuk

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