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I am looking at swapping in a Sami straight axle in my Sidekick. Has anyone else done this? I am wondering what the gearing is for both axles. The Sidekick is an auto trans. four wheel drive. The Sami. was a manual trans. This truck is going to be for my girlfriend and will just be a mall crawler, no off roading for her. I plan on installing a header, flow master muffler and a cold air intake. I plan on running 33" Micky Thompson tires.
Sammi axle will be fine. Toyota would be better, but since you say it will be a mall crawler, the sammi axle is fine... You will need to get the trailtough birfields and the gears from another sidekick diff so that they match up. A lot of people will say dont bother with the sammi, but for your stated purpose, it should be ok. also, if its a mall crawler, why not just get an ifs lift or a body lift and be done with it?
 
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