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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-29-2001, 12:33 PM
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Trailtough Hybrid Rear Housing

Anyone have one of these? What does it include and what do you need for a core?

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Re: Trailtough Hybrid Rear Housing

well, when i got mine, i got a stripped housing. did all my own mounts etc. $150 plus what ever the core charge was. dont even remember now how much it was. think he wants a kick housing for a core, dont remember for sure. had mine that long. love it. tough unit.
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Re: Trailtough Hybrid Rear Housing

The basic hybrid housing is around $150. There are a few options such as SPOA perches, lower shock mounts and a pumpkin cap, that raise the price a little. I ordered mine with all the options and I love it! They do a really good job. I had a sammi and a tracker housing that I sent for a core. Just give them a call.

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Re: Trailtough Hybrid Rear Housing

But what do you do for axles? Is it just the bare housing plus a Kick 3rd member and you supply Sidekick axles?

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Re: Trailtough Hybrid Rear Housing

You use samurai axels,thats why you get the hybird its the center of the sidekick and the axel tube from the samurai.You can bolt the front kick (diff.) right in the samurai houseing but in the rear to bolt the kick (diff.) in you have to us the hybird rear houseing.Center sidekick sides samurai..that should cover it...hope this helped.Turk....

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Re: Trailtough Hybrid Rear Housing

For most places selling hybrid axles, A plain samurai axle housing is all that is needed for a core (if you have access to a tracker/kick axle, you can get an additional credit,~$35. The axle housing to be used as a core is completely stripped before you send it, if you can unbolt it...take it off! Be sure to save the removed hardware.
When you get your hybrid axle back, you will need to supply your old samurai axle shafts (don't forget new bearings), axle seals, Brake lines, parking brake cables and tracker/kick rear diff. There are package deals were the hybrid axle comes with a tracker diff. already. Its an easy mod to do.



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Re: Trailtough Hybrid Rear Housing

Hmm. I guess I don't see the point if your going to keep the Samurai axles. That would appear to be the weak point in the whole setup. It would be cheaper to just truss what you got. I guess I'll have to look into the Toyota axle swap. Right now I am trying to decide wether to gear down my existing diffs, or save the money and replace the rear end with something beefier. Thanks for the info guys.

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Re: Trailtough Hybrid Rear Housing

The tracker differential is a noticably larger unit than the samurai. It is constructed with larger ring and pinion gears (larger gear mating surface), larger bearings, etc. I have no experience with changing out gears so, with the hybrid axle it is a matter of dropping in an easily available differential, and then just tighten the bolts. Tracker diffs come in two gearing flavors: 4.62 and 5.12

Trussing, may well be an option for the hybrid axle. The tracker pumpkin is larger and the axle arms are sleve reinforced. I think its stronger than a stock axle. And best of all, its all made from Genuine Suzuki parts.

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Re: Trailtough Hybrid Rear Housing

The axle housing is beefier, I agree there, but your beefing up everything else but still using stock Samurai axle shafts. I have yet to see someone break a stock Samurai axle housing, carrier, bearing or R&P (seen the older aftermarket 4.57's break). But I have seen plenty of rear samurai axle shafts twisted off at the spline. The Spidertrax Hybrid axle includes custom axle shafts, supposedly stronger than stock. Is this an option will the TT unit, it doesn't say on their website.

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Re: Trailtough Hybrid Rear Housing

ok please tell me they do not come with the gears or something cause why would max sell his R&P's for the same as a whole housin??!!

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