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I've been thinking about an egine swap for my truck. Right now I have IFS, but may go to a straight axle. My question is, how would the IFS or SAS hold up to the power of a chevy V6 or 350 or a Supra motor? Will the rear axle be able to take the power also?
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A freind of mine has a 5.0L Ford in an '87 4 runner and is probably the most abusive driver I've ever met. The toyota trans tends to blow to peices when he side steps the clutch to incinerate the 33 all terains on the street. The IFS front stub axles will shear off at the diff when you land a jump at full throttle.
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the front ends really can't handle much more. A solid toy front will do better then the IFS but if your gonna SAS might as welll use a dana 44 to get the strength you need
 

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How wide are d44's compared to my toy front end? If I were to put a 44 up front, and keep the toy rear, would that look goofy? What kind of setup do you guys with Chevy V6's have, and how do you like it?
 

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if you just want a chevy V6 and don't plan to wheel it hard you should be OK with a toyota axle. I am going to be really pusshing mine with 4.3 chevy/ ront locker/and 35's
 

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My '83 has a 302 and I've never had a problem with the axles or drivetrain.. That's pushin 35's and able to smoke em...

I've gone through more rear-ends in my '93 (I think that has to do with the 5.29's though)..

Just my opinion though..

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Get yourself a D44 from a Scout! Just the right width! Second, Grady Mcloud(winner ttc99)(owner Extreme Off-road) runs a toyota axle in the rear of his willys with a built 350! He ran a 12.4 in the quarter and i have seen him spin doughnuts on the dry pavement! He also runs toyota rear shafts in the rear of his D44 Axle on his new rock buggy the Jackel! Trust me toyota axles get it!!
 

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if you go with a wagoneer dana 44 it wouldn't look too bad the wag front end measures about 61" wide. i think the 86 and later toy rears are 58" right? yes they are wider but not too bad in my op. if you want them to match just narrow the long side enough so that they match.
 
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