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Old 05-06-2019, 07:37 PM
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Oh snap. Blow the engine?

what axle is that?
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by mikebravo
Oh snap. Blow the engine?

what axle is that?
Head gasket went again with no overheating since the last time it went. I had the head machined last time I did the gasket so I figure it must be something with the block that is off causing the headgasket problems. Also, it's been a little noisy at low rpms in the bottom end for a year and a half or so. It's a Toyota 8" with an e locker out of a 3rd gen 4Runner.
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Other than the e locker, why a Toyota 8"? Removeable third member? Seems like a lot of work for something I would assume is no stronger than an 8.25.
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Other than the e locker, why a Toyota 8"? Removeable third member? Seems like a lot of work for something I would assume is no stronger than an 8.25.
30 spline, non c clip, cheaper replacement parts, 6 lug (to match the front axle I plan), close to stock width, easy to find parts for and swap in a new 3rd if I break a ring and pinion, and it's different. I was looking at doing a d44 front and rear, but the front d44 uses the same size u joint I'm breaking now and ox Lockers front and rear alone is $2200. With the axles I plan I paid $220 for the rear axle. Need to buy perches and shock mounts and it's good to go in. Front axle is $800-$900 for the housing with chromoly inner shafts. Then I just need birfields, an e locker 3rd, brackets and knuckles. So I'd be probably $2000 or less into a full complete axle swap instead of $2000 in just Lockers with the same size u joint I break now

Oh and they have a lot of ground clearance.
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I've thought about the strength and swapability of yota axles. Looking forward to this
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I've thought about the strength and swapability of yota axles. Looking forward to this
My roommate has beat his buggy with 36s, 37s, and 38.5s and he only broke 4 cylinder diffs, and one birfield with 38.5s and steel beadlocks, but mine will have v6 diffs so hopefully everything will hold up.
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Well unfortunately the Toyota axle swap is being put on hold. I sold the rear axle I had to fund the motor build it now needs. I will hopefully finish up the "poontank" soon and get to tearing into this one.
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