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Old 05-13-2006, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Toyota rear axle questions

Hi i was wondering what the differences are in an older toyota rear axle and the ifs rear axle, i belive it is a bit wider but as far as strength is there a big difference?
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The IFS rear is 3 inches wider, and has bigger brakes.
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks so much.
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Old 05-13-2006, 09:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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In addition, the housing tubes are larger diameter. So if your not planning on getting a u-bolt flip kit and relocating shock mounts, you'll also need to get the wider ifs u-bolts/plates. And grab the back half of the ifs emergency brake cable or you'll have to extend your old one.

No difference in strength.
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check the perches too, some have wider perches that have to be replaced for a ubolt flip. Not a big deal but an easily avoidable pain in the ass
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thanks again guys, i just picked up an 89 to swap the 22re in to my 83 and was wondering if i should swap the axle in also.
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The older rear axles have much smaller diameter tubes that like to crush and tear. Everyone that I have seen wheel them pretty hard has screwed em up.
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thanks again guys, i just picked up an 89 to swap the 22re in to my 83 and was wondering if i should swap the axle in also.
You might as well swap in the rear axle and do a front IFS hub conversion while you're at is since you've already got most of the parts. I wouldn't throw the rear axle in unless you plan to widen the front as well, either with spacers or IFS hubs.
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