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Front axle rebuilding and beefing.
« on: Aug 07, 2008, 07:02:34 PM »
I noticed a leak on my front axle so now its time to start planning for a rebuild.

Im thinking this is as good of a time as any to beef it up, since Ill have it apart anyway.

When looking at the axle parts selection Marlin has on his site I thought to myself, "thingy it, Ill buy the whole works for this axle."
But thats lot of dough, so maybe I dont need every little thing. :gap:

The future plans are for 38-39.5" tires on 14x15" wheels often turning at very low pressures, crawlbox and ram assist steering to name a few things. Im just getting things like axles, motor and body sorted out before I get the tires, fenderflares and other big investments. Then Ill buy longfields when my birfs decide to give up.
 
Im looking at the MC-12006 (Knuckle kit w. wheel bearings) at $165 as a good starting point. Im changing the wheelbearings now because these old ones wont last long with the 14x15 wheels.
Im going with HD axle seals for the piece of mind and because theyre not very expensive.
I am thinking about changing out the knuckle studs because Im not sure how the old ones will react to 38s and ram assist steering. Should I buy them from Marlin or get ARP studs? Is it enough to change the 8 top studs or should I get all 16, both top and bottom studs?

Should I get new snap rings for the inner axles and birfs, or just use the old ones?

Those brass axle bushing, do I need those or what?

What would you buy?

This is for a 90 SFA diesel Hilux, but I think the axle is the same as the 85 axle. It has vented rotors, Aisin hubs and an 8" ring gear.






 

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Re: Front axle rebuilding and beefing.
« Reply #1 on: Aug 07, 2008, 07:42:35 PM »
you need the knuckle ball gussets and top of axle truss
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Re: Front axle rebuilding and beefing.
« Reply #2 on: Aug 07, 2008, 08:03:22 PM »
I am pretty much set on those, dont know why I forgot to mentionem. :hammer:

Dont know about the diff guard tho, seems useless in the snow and sand here. But then again, there might be rocks hiding in rivers and snowbanks waiting to attack my truck.

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Re: Front axle rebuilding and beefing.
« Reply #3 on: Aug 08, 2008, 06:20:17 PM »
toyota diesel........ :drooling:
'85 EFI Runner
4.3 with 700R4- for sale
5.29 detroit F/R
Front 3 Link with air shocks
rear 4 Link
Custom Fuel cell
8274
Crawler #719, rear with 4.70 # 677,
Twin stick
Skys manufacturing T-case crossmember

6 point cage modified with harness bar, dash bar and PRP seats mounted to cage
2 feet chopped off the back

It seems it is never done........

in works for new body and exo, motor and trans swap...

 
 
 
 
 

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