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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-03-2001, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just picked up a set of Toyota axles. Of course that means the wallet has to open. I was thinking since a new driveshaft is in store I might as well lengthen the Sami. I had ten inches or twelve in mind. Tell me what ya'll think.

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Please insure yourself with doing the rear driveshaft with a front toyota driveshaft. You eliminate several problems by doing this and you end up with a just about unbreakable rear end. And you dont have to drill the flanges to match! It would be worth it 100 fold. My opinion, Max

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Got one with the axles for a 50 dollar bill.

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definetly lengthin it. i moved mine to 97". the front forward about an inch and the rear back around 15". i just got back from tellico this weekend and i think you can ask anybody that went that i makes a big difference. chris

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Chris, do you have any pic's of your extended frame? I'd like to see where you all extend it from. I might extend the front and rear on mine a few inches or so, still working on it. Can't wait to start working on it as soon as I get back to the states.

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I already had the front forward. It is setting at a 83" wheelbase. I was thinking maybe 10"s would do. That would put me between a CJ5 and 7

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Hey Marc, what springs are you runnin'? I'm puttin' YJ's all around and stretchin' out my wheelbase as much as I can. I'm extendin' the frame about 7", and with these longer springs, I'm only yieldin' me about 10 or 11 more inches o' wheelbase.

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Weel since I just did the shackle reversal for 2" springs I will leave the Sami rear sprongs up front. I have a new set of CJ springs for the rear. I am happy with the ride and articulation that I have.

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i don't have any pics of the build up. all i have are of it wheeling. i just took and cut out the tube cross member in the back between the frame and slid 3" channel iron in to the frame and welded it. i left the tube between the frame and just took out the tube on the inside of the frame and where it came out the other side. if that makes any since. welded a bumber to it and the spring hanger to the bottom of the bumper. i wish i had pics. if i had a scanner i would take some and post but i'm ghetto. sorry. chris


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i have extended them front and rear with 2x4 rec. tubing. i get it in 11 ga. it fits up almost perfect. we extended the front of jai birds rig when we put in the warn 8274. and we added 60 ins on the back of his zuk p.u. we cut the stock frame right past the doubler in the rear section. mike


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