Great compilation of threads! I spoke with Brian about this months ago and it sounds similar to our current plan - but our RCVs will be stronger! Toyota 8", next gen RCVs, ARB. And we'll have ATRAC (unless it becomes a hinderance) to help save the front diff.https://frontrangeoffroadfab.com/
This 1996 Toyota 4Runner Proves IFS Doesn’t Have to Be Weak
post #27. it is a really nice setup, saw it out there at the first trail hero, hopefully it is out there again this year. I would love to do this to my wifes car :laughing: it would beat the hell out of a solid axle for a 99% street rig, saving my pennies now so it will probably be a decade and fully fleshed out design by the time I can get to it
edit: so FROR is using "03 and up" front end parts, this thread being about an 06 should match and be buildable that way. like I said, I've never paid much attention to the newer stuff.
If you all see anything different in his setup, let me know. Here's what I got from the article:
"Under the 3/16-inch-thick skidplate, Ellinger replaced the 7 1/2-inch front differential with an 8-inch differential from a later model 4Runner along with a custom intermediate shaft, housing, and mounts. It uses 4.88 gears and an ARB Air Locker with super-strong chromoly RCV axleshafts that are 30-spline throughout (like an upgraded Toyota solid axle) to make the whole thing live, even with 37-inch-tall tires. Tacomas use the same front axle components, and all of these parts are interchangeable."