Clearly, for the money invested in this swap, they could've bought an 80 series land cruiser with a solid front axle. 9.5 spool for land cruiser 30 or 35 spline.
But, if the 4runner was particularly cherry, or they just really prefer the 3.4 v6 over the 4.5 i6, then swapping the axle could make some sense.
Solid front axle 3rd gen 4runner. The 3rd gen (w/3.4) is rated to tow up to 5000lbs with a 500lb tongue weight. Bottom end rebuilt recently, new head, new power steering pump, new maf sensor, new injectors, small leak from the timing cover. Bent with upper front axle brackets 1/4” plate.
4runner upper links (3rd gen, rear) $215.00. It's a perfect size vehicle to build upon and has been super reliable with it's engine and transmission choices. 3rd gen + full width axles.
A factory option on 3rd gen. In japan, it is known as the toyota hilux surf (japanese: Or, you can find a 1st gen 4runner for sale with a blown motor that you don’t want to replace or because you have a 350/302 or 3rd gen 4runner 3.4l laying around and it would be cheaper.
Cost/benefit is kind of a weird bit of math for offroaders. Looking for a 3rd or 4th gen 4runner as trade. 5/8 with a 1/4 mounting surface on the 4runner.
Most 3rd gen guys do more mild trails. You would be better off getting a mini truck for rock crawling. Any other kits out there for the 3rd gen??
Our sas kits include a front diff armor plate, upper axle gusset wheel bearing and knuckle service kits. 4runner hanger is 5/8 lower in the front, the rear is the same. I'd really like to see some pics.
* alcan leaf springs, 3 lift for a jeep yj wrangler, spring under. I decided i wanted to do something i have always wanted to try so i pursued solid axle swapping it. Front bumper protection license plate frame.
Solid axle swap generally refers to cutting out all the ifs components on the front of the truck and putting in a solid front axle. I am still a bit confused about the bell housing and starter i need to use. Front car bumper protection, ultimate front bumper guard.
For reference, your 1986 rear axle measures 58.5 wide compared to the rear axle under the 1999 4runner which is closer to 60. Our solid axle hanger kit contains front offset hanger w/ gussets, greasable shackles, frame tubes, and tube jigs. Does anyone have any ideas for a solid axle swap i want to do one but don't really know how much its gonna run me or the items i'm going to need.
The truck will perform like an ultra 4 for a fraction of the cost. What was the donor vehicle your front axle came from? The year 1986 was also the first for.
I don’t know that we got solid front axle 4runners here in australia, i think they started selling them in 1987. It is one of my favorites vehicles around. Well you are in the right place, many members are on the same quest as you, subscribe to the 3rd gen forum and you will get up to speed right quick.
This one came to us with a ton of changes already. Custom rear gas tank rack, smittybilt front bumper and winch. Parts are no substitute for time behind the wheel.
トヨタ・ハイラックスサーフ, toyota hairakkususāfu) which was withdrawn from the market in 2009. Purchased a solid front axle from a 81 toyota pickup, was thinking to purchase the ifs eliminator kit from trail gear, but that kits for 2nd gen 4runners, would it still work?? It does have a drivers side pinion.
Very capable machine, looking for trades or just for sale. Anytime you swap a solid rear axle for another solid rear axle.is a cake walk compared to cutting out the ifs. Just because a vehicle can tow more, that doesn’t mean it should, especially with older vehicles (and the 3rd gen is known to have weak braking systems to start with).
Anyone have a rock crawler or solid axle 5th gen 4runner? Tacoma axle uses the same brakes and third member as previous pickup axle, somewhere during tacoma production the rear axle changed from 58 1/2 to 60. The original 4runner was a compact suv and little more than a.
And after the 2nd gen any later 4runner will be a used japanese import. Frame jigs make it easy to place shackle tubes in your frame. Items most others charge extra for.
Discussion in '5th gen 4runners (2010+)' started by 4runner5genquestion, aug 10,. You'll be amazed at the amount of work that's involved. 4runners, tacoma 4×4's, and tacoma prerunner 4×2's is an electric locking rear differential.
Wfo concepts sas radius arm builders kit fox emulsion 2.0 From left to right is a leaf sprung solid rear axle, 4 cylinder (foreground) and v6 third members (background), and a 4runner coil sprung solid rear axle. The third gen 4runner is becoming one of the best platforms to do a solid axle swap on and to build an awesome trail rig.
4runner upper links (4th gen, rear) $215.00. Front range flat toyota steering arms. Solid axles are simple and easy to get big suspension articulation out of.
If you want to really crawl, you could get an earlier toyota like a minitruck (1980s pickup) or firstgen 4runner, fj40, or firstgen tacoma and then sas it and get you some low range gearing and lockers. Having built a 3rd gen 4runner before and about to do it again and then numerous solid axle rigs (both leaf sprung and linked), i will say, unless you absolutely have to have a sfa, its going to be way more time and investment than you will probably get out of it in return. On the other hand they still sold the hilux ute with a solid axle until 1997 in base models, which would be highly sought after now.
Any write ups that show how to do this??