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Wanting to swap in an IFS rear under my '82 Toy, is it basically bolt in or do the spring pads have to be moved in or out?
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Originally posted by OOPS:
<STRONG>Bolt in, make sure you get the whole thing,including brake lines and e-brake cable. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Hey David, remember me? I bought your IFS front diff. a few years ago.. Works great.

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It's pretty much bolt-in, I just put an '87 rear axle in my '84 a few weeks ago. The only trouble I found is that the axle tube is slightly larger in diameter, so if you want to re-use your stock u-bolts and plates, they don't provide enough room for the larger tube. I solved it by egg-shaping the holes in the u-bolts plates, and grind a slight groove in the tube.

The better option is to just do a u-bolt flip, but I couldn't do this as I don't have anything solid enough on my frame to mount the upper ends of the shocks to. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by KLF:
<STRONG> so if you want to re-use your stock u-bolts and plates, they don't provide enough room for the larger tube. I solved it by egg-shaping the holes in the u-bolts plates, and grind a slight groove in the tube.
I don't have anything solid enough on my frame to mount the upper ends of the shocks to. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Bad Idea!!!! watch for cracks where you put the grooves!! <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> Why don't you weld a new x-piece in!! <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by LoRent Toy:
<STRONG>Hey David, remember me? I bought your IFS front diff. a few years ago.. Works great.

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Sort of!!!! I have CRS. Glad that it is still working for you with no problems!!!

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Originally posted by OOPS:
<STRONG>Bad Idea!!!! watch for cracks where you put the grooves!! <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> Why don't you weld a new x-piece in!! <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
The grooves are very shallow, maybe 1/16" max, I really don't think it will cause any weakness. I can't do a new crossmember cause there's nothing left up there to weld to. My frame is toast, this is it's last winter, for sure. <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0">
 

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Spring mounts are the same parking brake from relay back is longer. I just kinda \/ kicked out my u-bolts and illiminated the bumpstop and it worked fine for years till I flipped on my new ride. Just check em alot.
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before
<IMG width=376 height=584 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/IFS rear 1.JPG">
after
<IMG width=376 height=584 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/IFS rear 2.JPG">
If you look close at the second pic you can see the u-bolts are kicked out a little
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[ 10-23-2001: Message edited by: Just make it stop Skyetone ]
 

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Thanks for all the input, just what I needed.. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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