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I just need clarification on a few minor details-swapping 81 toyota axles into 86 tintop and yes i searched already- these are questions i got while searching

i read that you can swap the toyota drive shafts around front-rear and not have to have them lenghtened or shortened if they are off the 4spd trucks. Is that right?

You have to get the larger t-case flanges to drill to match the toyota shafts-one post said 86 & up and another said 88.5 and up. what year did they switch, and anyone make them in the aftermarket?

and lastly you have to add 3/8 to the driver side front perch to make it sit level?

anyone have these answers

thanks for your help
david
 

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Before u get flaamed.


driveshafts: not sure about 4 spd trucks read my post further down though

flanges are 88.5 and up I'm fairly sure.

driver's side perch needs some extra height go to AZROCKCRAWLER.COM for info and his toy axle install.
 

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3/8" is the correct height for the plate to be added to the spring perch. Don't know about the others.
 

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You use the front shaft from a 79-83 Toy in the rear of your Zuke. Make sure you point the pinion at the t-case though.:D
 

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You are correct about the front driveshaft out of a 4 speed. The 4 speed tranny is a little shorter than the 5 speed so the front driveshaft is shorter also, which makes it the correct length for the rear of a sammy. Not sure about the rear fitting in the front.
 

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It doesn't have to be a 4 speed, it just has to be a 79-83 front shaft. In 84 they switched to a different 5-speed, thus a longer shaft can be found in the front of 84's and 85's. Good if you've extended your wheelbase perhaps.:D
 

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just a note on toyota CV shafts

all year toyota CV's look the same at a glance, but the earlier ones (79-85.5) actually have a couple more degrees of "bend" without binding than the later model IFS shafts. for those running the real "flexy" rigs these are the ones to "hunt" for. of course they are getting harder and harder to find.
 

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Around 1984 thay went to the bigger flange.

I Went to a CV front Long spline and Rear and" oops" needed a front bigger shaft" Flange "off the front of a 85 + tcase to have cv front rear,
helped too.
no more BAD vibes,

Weld a peice of 3/8" thick x 2 3 /8 "Wide x 5" Long.


Dont forget to Drill a 5/8" or a 9/16" HOLE for your" center pin HEAD".1st.

Or just drill 3/8" Center Pin Hole and take spring apart and put on like a AA leef.on bottom of course.

NOW MINE STEERS STRAIT TOO,
I dont even have STEERING DEGREE-shims now **and perfect drive line angle too,since done,but i have a 85 rock H.Pinion 4runner too thow with rears up front .

hope this helped

Itll getcha by for now too.the later way;)
 

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extra cabs no problem,

longer set up then the
79-83's

122" inch w-base = extra cab.

vs 102" = 79-83

Auto never messes with.till now got a 86 Turbo 4Runner for a Daily Driver.

If it was me i would get front ifs drive shafts and take to jessy and he will clearance them in the c-v area.cheep too.

supoosedly IFS are kinda stronger too.

the reason too is that you get the either or flanges,drilliable.

:D
 
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