Heck, you can get aftermarket '80 birfs from Specter for only $375 each, or Toyota ones for $475. What a deal! <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">Originally posted by Clifton:
<STRONG>The birfs are huge compared to the mini's birfs but they're still breakable and unlike a mini you aren't going to find used ones for $60. Most people also carry spares for those dreaded times you hear the pop. Just wanted to through that out there.</STRONG>
Originally posted by Wolfhalen:
<STRONG>"I would love to stay all toyota "
I would just put what you want under there and not worry about that dude. After all, what about the Rancho shocks everyone uses, or the Wagoneer springs, or Detroit lockers. They are not Toyota parts?? Personally I think Dana spicer is a good company, so go for it!!
I had no trouble justifying the Dana axle under my Toyota. Now the Chevy 4.3 I am having trouble convincing myself, even though I got it for free....</STRONG>
If you're not worried about reliablity or I should say breakage, you must not wheel to hard. There's nothing wrong with that, but I don't care for changing parts on the trail, I would rather wheel it hard and not worry about what it will cost WHEN it pops one. I do think they are great though. There's one under my wifes truck, but itcame there from the factory.Originally posted by ToyFamily:
It's not that I'm worried about relability I would just like to say my axles are still toy (to each his own)</STRONG>
_____________________________________________Originally posted by Bjowett:
<STRONG>I don't think we'll have problems if we keep our stops in place. Anyone have the GW of an FJ80? I'm willing to bet it is a good 30% heavier than a mini - it also runs power through the front CV joints all the time, so they see more wear.