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Posted 08 April 2004 - 12:00 PM
I'm gona put a solid axle in the back of my off-road wagon
I am considering useing the rear axle out of the '82 Datsun PU that I got my TC from, but....
I would like to find an axle made by Hitachi or FHI just for the sake of keeping more of the drive train in the Subaru fam. I don't know, is Hitachi under the FHI banner? Or are they a seperate CO.?
Anyhow, if any one has looked into this before and has some good ideas just let me know
Posted 08 April 2004 - 12:12 PM
Posted 08 April 2004 - 01:06 PM
Posted 08 April 2004 - 01:12 PM
Wonder how well an old Toyota 4WD wagon's rear end would swap in? It's solid axle with leaf springs in the back. Looked like it had lots of travel too.
Posted 08 April 2004 - 02:11 PM
I would like to go with a 6 lug then I can just do the 6 lug conversion on the front and still have maching lugs all around
Posted 08 April 2004 - 03:24 PM
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Posted 08 April 2004 - 10:19 PM
still one small problem to account for
drive line angle so when its at max aticulation the drive line does not freak out
and your u-joints blow apart....
as far as finding a usable setup try doing a search for rock crawler's
since they usually have the most extreme and beefy suspensions on some of the wierdest things
and a few might have some helpful idea's for ya ?
Posted 09 April 2004 - 04:04 AM
930CV's are good, but only up to 40* of angle.
I thought about useing the stock torshion bar as my springs, but I think I would be over torquing it to often and it would snap.
Matt, what ratio is that yota axle? I would LOVE to play with it
Posted 10 April 2004 - 06:53 PM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 07:49 AM
2) I already have the Datsun TC (centerd out put for the front) and don't know how well that would work with an off-set front dif.
3) Rear axles are cheep and eazy to come by around here, but fronts are a lot more $$$$$ and not so eazy to find.
I may end up with a strait axle up front later on, but for now it will just be in the back.
Props to Matt (3eyedbandit) I now have a Toyota tercell rear axle siting in my driveway that I need to check the ratio on (if it's a 3.90 it's going in)
Any one know anything about these axles? How strong? Locker ava.?
Posted 11 April 2004 - 04:17 PM
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