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    Default Toyota axle swap

    Started with set of Toyota axles from an 82 truck these axle are 55.5 WMS to WMS. To fit them on the Jeep had to outboard the front spring the spring pads were 29 and stock CJ is 27 .



    Strip all the excess brackets from the axle. One of the weak points are the balls of the closed knuckle they can bend I installed ball gussets to support them.


    If you get a 79 to 81 axle there is no trussing on them mine being an 82 had Factory truss to perch the 84 to 85 has a full truss to knuckle. When mounting the axle I used the stock pad on the pumpkin side and use the steel shims the get my caster angle correct I have caster set a 6. Installed Aussie lockers front and rear

    due to the stress that the locker would put on the stock birfields I got the Longfield 30 spline super axles and the chormoly hub gears if they break I get new one lifetime warranty.




    Rebuilt the knuckles they have king pins with bearings no more ball joints. Replace the stock rotor with a vented rotor and upgraded to 88 Toyota brake calipers the have 4 pistons verse the two piston 82 caliper. Used Toyota extended brake lines in the front with adapters at the Jeep hard line and used the Jeep extended line in the rear and flared on the standard connectors to the axle brake line. The rear brakes were upgraded also with larger 11 drums from a 91 4runner all Toyota trucks from 86 up have the lager brakes but the 4runners emergency brake cables are individual which made it easy to hook up to the Jeep emergency brake. The drive shaft there was two ways to go I could get Toyota style flanges that bolted onto my Dana 300 and have the Toyota drive shafts cut and fitted or I found a 1310 ujoint to Toyota flange adapter that use a stock Jeep driveshaft that bolted to the Toyota third member this added 1 to the driveshaft.

    This is what I did I have a good selection of Jeep drive shafts and found ones that would work saving money right now will do the Toyota drive shafts later that are much stronger than the Jeeps. Steering I found buggy arms to replace the stock Toyota steering. Did not go with the high steer arm because I stay with the SUA and the leaf springs were not in the way.

    I use heims with high misalignment spacers and a 5/8 grade 8 bolts. Moved the front shock to the top of axle the steering stops on the axle kept me from put the shock in the original position. Use Ford shock towers to keep the travel of the shock the same in the rear I relocated the shock to the axle housing.


    81 cj7 258 HEI, MC2100,Clifford header,4WDH 4" lift, 33" tires, T-177, D300, 4:10 gears, aussie locker front and back, Toyota axles, Longfield 30 spline chromoly superaxles, BigDaddy rockers,Mastercraft seats, Full cage
    2006 LJ 2 1/2" RC lift 32" tires 3:73 gear LS dana 44 rear 4.0 L 6speed trans,Volant CAI, Magnaflow cat back

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    I read this ENTIRE thread on your other board. Great read and thanks for posting it over here.

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