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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2001, 08:39 AM
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Toyota axle swap check list

This is what I have:
1985 Toyota 4WD truck axles front and rear
Stock Samurai leaf springs
Stock Samurai drive shafts
Bent stock Samurai steering rod from when I went SPOA
Shocks and break lines were adjusted to accommodate the SPOA

What else will I need?

There are post discussing using 2 front Toyota drive shafts one for the front and one for the rear.
What needs to be modified to do this? Shorten the one being used in the rear and the one being used in the front bolts up? What about the holes to connect to the T-case and Difs, do they have to be redrilled?

I have also heard the front axle should pretty much bolt right on, is that true? The only problem with the front is dealing with the steering components, right? What about the brakes? Do the hoses match up, in length and connecter type?

The only thing I have heard about the rear is that you have to move the spring pads in a little. There is some talk about the diff not lining up with the T-case and problems that causes, what is up with that?

I am thinking of doing a yj spring swap when I do this. Good idea, bad idea or what? Do Toyota trucks have the same width springs as a yj? How will this effect the length of my drive shafts?

That’s a lot of freakin’ questions man!
Answer a few, answer all, whatever any help is appreciated.
When I post this I will also search the archives for my own answers, as I find them I will update this post.

"Rip it till it breaks, then build it back stronger"

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