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I have a model 18 tcase, and am looking for a tad more width and more importantly to swap to 6 lug so I can swap wheels n tires with my truck. Anbody see an issue with this swap? Front will be a toyota truck front end (cheapest way to go 6lug and disk from my model30 narrow track).
 

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i've seen toy 8" under jeeps, but never a cruiser axle. arent they something like 56" wide? doesnt sound wide enough to me, but I dont know my yota's.
 

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Won't the pickup front be about 4-5" wider than the LC rear? How about a LC front with disks? As far as the offset rear, I think it would work great.
 

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I still think Waggy axles from a quadratrac are the way to go (D44 f/r, both offset to passenger side) <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> How wide is the Yota front? Waggy front is ~61" and I think the rear is around 58".
 

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toy front is 55" remember I am going from narrow track on an early M38A1 so I am gaining atleast 5" allready

I think the cruiser rear is 58"
 

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Originally posted by The Flem:
<STRONG>i've seen toy 8" under jeeps, but never a cruiser axle. arent they something like 56" wide? doesnt sound wide enough to me, but I dont know my yota's.</STRONG>

well with a model 20 it would work but I got an 18 and don't really feel like farting with all that stuff so the cruiser stuff is just easier. I do have to complete toy rear 8" axles but they are not offset for the model 18..

I considered the OTT adapter to a toy tcase so I could run the low crawler gears behind my SM420 but too much $$ now..
 

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well I found a deal on a rear cruiser axle with an air locker for 4bills so that kinda sounda appealing. Plus Jeff is the man for the rear disk and all that stuff. Under my jeep it should be plenty strong I think..

Although C-clips SUCK <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 

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If the rear is 58" then is an inch and a half more on each side up front really that bad? You won't even notice it. Even if you did put the Cruiser axle in the rear (it's offset? I don't know squat about cruiser axles) the Waggy front is a better choice than the Yota front IMO. Consider it one big/cheap birfield eliminator <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> although you'd likely have to do a gear swap to match whatever is in the Cruiser rear. Most Waggy's are 3.54's I think. Not long ago I saw a deal for both Waggy axles with 4.10's for $200. Waggy axles are cheap, but that was a pretty sweet deal.

I'll shut up now, I know we've been all over this before <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">

[ 09-19-2001: Message edited by: Eric Ruhl ]
 

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wow, that is a deal..

rears for $150 right now from Snowball but $400 air locked cruiser sounds better. I ran a 58" rear in my truck with the 55" front for a long time (the newer IFS rears are wider and I had one swapped in) Couldn't even tell really..

Anything is possible but that jeep is probably a third the weight of my truck and I only busted one birfield in the truck - swapped it in 20 minutes so I am not worried. I know the toy stuff. Been rebuilding mine in my truck for over 10 years now which is why I am going that route. Kinda funny I swapped all the toy stuff from my truck in favor of dana and now I am swapping the dana 30/44 from the jeep for toy stuff <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

and yea I'd be going from 5.29's to 4.10's but I think they will be ok since the jeep WAS 89:1 - not sure with the 4.10s but it should be fine - and someday maybe I'll go to the waggy stuff. A project is NEVER done!

[ 09-19-2001: Message edited by: Brandon ]
 

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I think the rear TLC axles are 55" also. The coarse spline pinions are weak and are the number one failure point in most Cruisers (SOA and axle wrap kill them easy). But you are changing gears and all aftermarket ones are fine spline so that should be OK. The rear disks are cheap too if you know what to look for (I am sure Jeff will set you up).
 

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My friend has a 46 willy and he runs a full size 9" with the 18. He is sprung over on 35"s and he runs a cardigan joint in the drive shaft and changes the u joint every oil change or so. but it works pretty good
 

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I have been sprung over with 35's for a long time - no driveline probs whatsoever (I got a woody, tom woods dline).

Main goal is a tad more width and also the 6 lug stuff. Should be getting it this weekend <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 
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