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Old 07-06-2012, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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79 Toyota 4x4 axle question

Ok so I have a 1979 toyota 4x4 truck (chevy 350 30 over) with a 3" body lift and a 3" suspension lift on 35" grapplers and I was wondering if I could put a Dana 40 in the front and a Dana 60 in the rear would I need a conversion kit? Or could it even be done?
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Spring hanger yes. Search and read the 1 ton swap threads. And Depending on if your running toy cases or not will determine if you have to change out the flanges.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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will a 44 hold in a 355 toyota? if not dont waste time man up to a 60 or put the 4 popper back in. with 2" backspace wheels and 1.5" wheel spacers shes ton width
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A "dana 40" (44?) is not an upgrade over a toyota axle...
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real hard not to flame on but this is the place for info soooo. build the toy driveterain and you will be happy. there are upgrade parts and a good following so parts are always worth something. a good investment, not like a dana 44. it is a dana 44 you are talking about not a dana 40? havent heard of a dana 40?
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Might as well keep the toy if you're going Dana 44. And you need different rotor hats if you want to upgrade your brakes
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A "dana 40" (44?) is not an upgrade over a toyota axle...
What this guy says, it's a downgrade IMO, 60 or nothing
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Ok so I have a 1979 toyota 4x4 truck (chevy 350 30 over) with a 3" body lift and a 3" suspension lift on 35" grapplers and I was wondering if I could put a Dana 40 in the front and a Dana 60 in the rear would I need a conversion kit? Or could it even be done?
Yes it "could be done" and it has many times. A 44 and 60 would be awesome to swap into a '79. especially since im sure your breakin some stuff with that SBC.
You need to widen the front spring hangar, and get bow shackels for the rear of your front springs to match the chevy perch width. (Sky Offroad Design makes a kit. the rear is easy, just grind off the perches, and re-weld them at the toy width. Then you need custom driveshafts, custom brake lines, a Chevy master cyl, 8-lug rims, new tires probably, crossover/hi-steer arms for the 44 (much more expensive than mini axle hi-steer)
Lots of time, fab work, and money. Your better off staying with what you have especially considering you called it a Dana 40!!!
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What this guy says, it's a downgrade IMO, 60 or nothing
X2, with longs and some other good upgrades, studs, 5th stud set-up and proper maintence, the toy axle is just as strong as the 44, if not stronger. Save the money and go 60D or stay toyota
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I think the quote goes something like this, "Don't ruin a Toyota by putting a V8 in it. Buy a Jeep they suck already."
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