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Posted 05 January 2010 - 10:30 AM
I installed an Isuzu rear disc brake read axle. Replaced the broken front axle. I got new poly bushing for the rear springs. The welded diff goes back in the rear. An ARB unit goes into the front.
I have a flatbed for it. I will be dove-tailing it starting at the rear tires. And removing about 4-8" off the exsisting frame. My brother has been starting a fab shop and he has done an exo on his Cherokee. Mine is next, along with skidders and a re-done roll bar for the bed.
Line lock and a new proportioning valve will finish of the brake system. Also moving the shock mounts to get a couple inches more travel.
Should work out well. Then just need dual cases and high steer to finish it off.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:01 AM
Well, I have started the change from street/trail truck to trail truck.
I installed an Isuzu rear axle.
what Ratios are ya runnin
Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:25 PM
Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:03 PM
I run the 4.7:1 gears in my single case and I love it. Its obviously a huge upgrade, and almost as low as the dual cases.
Im curious to know more about the isuzu rear axle. Is it as wide as the 86+ toyota axles or is it narrow like the older toy's?
Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:12 PM
Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:31 PM
Right now Trail-Gear just offered a rear disc conversion kit that comes with pretty much everything you need (calipers, rotors etc...). My only problem is money.
I also like the idea of single t-case so I can carry spare drivelines and not need to worry about paying for another set of custom drivelines. I can get spare drivelines off craigslist for $40 all day long
Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:31 PM
Right now you can get 4.7:1 T-Case gears for $300,
Edited by Qman, 12 January 2010 - 02:42 PM.
Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:16 PM
Still not a bad deal.
Posted 12 January 2010 - 07:33 PM
Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:49 PM
The Isuzu axle did not accept the toy 3rd. Ended up going with 4.56 gears. ARB rear diff and line locks. A bonus that I had not planned for was now I am using a Detroit instead of a lock-rite in the front. I found a slightly used one off of Craigslist for $300. Couldn't pass it up.
So, now I have better gearing and locked front and rear. Hoping to have enough cash left over to add high steer also.
Hoping to be trail ready in a month or so with the flat bed installed as well.
Edited by Qman, 25 January 2010 - 03:02 PM.
Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:24 PM
Are you running the stock shafts & birfs up front?
Oh yeah... I have one set of spares. We'll see how long they last.
Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:05 AM
Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:02 PM
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