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chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« on: January 20, 2006, 09:22:34 PM »
Did anyone due a chevy 1/2 ton axle swap in there79- 81 toyota ?

I found front and rear axle from a half ton 77 suburban with 3.73 gears and a limited slip in the rear and i have a lock right laying in my garage for the front axle.

what do you think ? and what all has to be done to be able to get these axles into the toyota besides the driveline issue, any input would be great.

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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2006, 09:41:25 PM »
Did anyone due a chevy 1/2 ton axle swap in there79- 81 toyota ?

I found front and rear axle from a half ton 77 suburban with 3.73 gears and a limited slip in the rear and i have a lock right laying in my garage for the front axle.

what do you think ? and what all has to be done to be able to get these axles into the toyota besides the driveline issue, any input would be great.

Thanks


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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2006, 09:55:24 PM »
do it..  fullwidth is sick..  and  high angle driveline can take care of the driveline issues so you can run toyota stuff.

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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2006, 04:46:56 PM »
You're gonna wanna change out those 3.73s unless you're planning on running 27" tires.
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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2006, 07:35:06 PM »
Once the xxles would be changed i would go with dual transfercase and low gears in at least one of them.
Chevy axles are 4 " wider and changing them would be no big deal either, a little cutting and welding, breaKlines and driveline's, done
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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2006, 07:39:05 PM »
no  lol the front axles  are 14 inches wider and the rear are 10 inches wider   the perches are  only a little bit wider.  i think like 32 pin to pin and yota is somthing like 29.
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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2006, 08:30:09 PM »
If your gonna do DANA axles, don't screw around, just throw a 60 up front and a 14 bolt out back. Do it right, and you will only do it once.



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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2006, 07:29:13 PM »
If your gonna do DANA axles, don't screw around, just throw a 60 up front and a 14 bolt out back. Do it right, and you will only do it once.



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True, aren't the toyota axles equivalent to a Dana 44 anyway.

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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2006, 07:30:48 PM »
can we not have this argument please..   99% of the time   the toyota pureist  ignorant jerks come in spouting off about things they dont know nor understand.
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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2006, 07:58:23 PM »
Who is arguing, just simply stating that if you are going to do it put in a 60 and be done wit it, i have built a toyota with chev axles, don't like the difference in width so i will spout a little if i want. 

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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2006, 08:01:03 PM »
im just stating it in the before fact because usually someone will come in and start blabbing about how if it aint toyota it aint :pokinit:.. blahblah  that kind of stuff.. basicly what you had said was an open invatation for that to happen
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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2006, 08:10:55 PM »
No all i stated was they are comparable in strength so why change em unless you go to the 60.

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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2006, 08:13:49 PM »
DON'T DO IT!!! If it ain't Toyota it ain't :pokinit::talkingn:
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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2006, 08:15:34 PM »
LOL

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Re: chevy 1/2 ton axle swap
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2006, 10:32:59 AM »
why would anyone want to swap in weaker axles? :headscratch:  just another ignorant Toyota purist here ;)

 
 
 
 
 

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