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why not just use toyota axles, save the hassles. you end up with a stronger axle.
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Dude, do you hear yourself? You are sounding like the "Go Toy axles, Cowabunga Dude!", crowd, whioch I guess you are. What do you take me as, a fukin' newbie that has never heard of Toy axle swaps? Do you realize exactly how retarded you make yourself sound when any question about an axle upgrade is always "Go Toy!"?
I'm not going to address that they stopped making solid axles for Toys a full year BEFORE that started building Samurais.
I'm not going to address the fact that a Toy axle is 20+ years old, and is a collectable bordering "classic/antique" status?
Nor will I point out that they are increasingly more difficult to find, expecially in the masses that you suggest if everyone went Toy? That most Toy trucks rusted off the road 10 years ago in the rust belt?
Or that the Toy solid axle is in big demand by Toy IFS truck owners (which outnumber Zooks 10:1), along with Isuzu, Mitsu and Nissan owners, further driving the salvage prices up?
That the majority of Samurai and Sidekick owners will NEVER swap out axles, nor have the capabilities or resources to do so? That most Samurai lifts on the market are for Zook axles and not Toy?
Let's see, I won't mention that you need to add a toy rear axle to keep everything right, and deal with a funky driveshaft angle or pay more bucks for a hybrid Toy axle?
Or that you need new rims or adapters, AFTER spending money on custom Zook rims?
Please, someone give ButtPirate a good
Honestly, it sounds like a broken record. Gee, maybe I could drop in Toy axles too and be just like everyone else, no forward thought? I remember when everyone was saying, "Just go SpOA" and that was the be all end all.
What comes around, goes around. Dude, why you running weinny Toy [bleep]? That will just break. Be a real man and put D60's under you rig. Naw, D60's are for pussys, you need a D70 rear, naw you need Mog. Go Mog, COWABUNGA!
My post on POR was aimed for heady tech talk, and obviously, way beyond the "I only know Toy" re-re's on there. It was about product development. You know, thinking about future products, ways to do it, possible demand, etc. I'll tell you this bub, the demand for a cost effective, heavy duty front Birf and axle for the Zook will far outnumber those who want to add toy axles. Just ask how many birf rings/cups have been sold.
And fella, it's all about the money, it makes the world go round.
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based on #'s sure there are lots of threads. but mostly due to the fact that so many are repeat questions.
and at POR, the same question asking is treated badly -granted - but it keeps the re-peat questions to a low.
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I agree, some simple things don't need to be asked over and over and over, like, what's the Red Ryder part # for a SPOA. BUT...
Imagine the world where once we think we have an answer, we never revist the topic. No need to sail around the world, we know it's flat.
When a newbie asks the complete obivious, sometimes it deserves a slap. But in the same breath, I've seen a question asked again after several months, and new ideas are brought to the table, or maybe someone has learned a better way and has not yet shared. This model is the best way to enhance deep thought and discussion, and keep idea birthing fresh, IMHFO.
If nothing else, treat others as you wish to be treated. You momma/daddy/minister taught you that, right? Otherwise, someday, you might be asking what you think is a tech question (ie. what are the depth and pitch of Toy spline count), only to find someone who could easily give you the answer saying, "Go fawking search, newbie".
Junk food for thought.