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I was reading 4wheel & Off-road and saw the zuk that was in the ultimate adventure. Said it had Subaru Birfs? Anyone heard of that mod?

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Originally posted by fatkid:
<STRONG>I have, but why? Try and find a spare Subaru birf on the trail. I doubt there stronger than a Toyota also. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
When I build, I don't want to swap in Toy axles, I want to stay as stock as possible. BUt this mod interests me. What IS the mod? Also I don't suggest you could find spare Subaru birfs on the trail. But I'm assuming you could always swap back to zuk birfs, right?

Could someone please enlighten me?
 

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This is an old school Tim Hardy mod that involves lots of special machine work etc. IMHO it aint worth doing nowadays, so I second Fatkid. If you are married to zuk axles buy birfield rings and call it good.
 

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OK thanks for the info! Just curious, what WAS it? And, where do you get birfield rings? Do you weld them yourself? Sorry for all the newbie type questions but I want to know as much as possible before I buy a zuk. And I WILL I just have to WAIT until I can afford to build the rig <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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birfields

what would be the best sub for birfields dont want to change the frount axel lots of work putting coils on it pluse the money in r&p so any one hurd of the unbreakible birfield that is garented for life he rehardenes them and welds a ring on them he says if you break one you can just send it back and get your money back or get a new one let me know k



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call tim at northcoast offroad great price on rings and easy to put in definately better than staying stock . I"m locked front no
problems so far
 

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We'll see about the Long axles this weekend, the Tin Benders will be field testing them on desertoy's buggy. If they can withstand the carnage like they say they'll get the Tin Benders seal of quality. The other issue to address is the rumor about the loss of turning radius with the Long axles.

We shall soon see...:skull:
 

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duckblink said:
I was reading 4wheel & Off-road and saw the zuk that was in the ultimate adventure. Said it had Subaru Birfs? Anyone heard of that mod?

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I think the Subaru came with a somewhat larger Birfield than the Samurai uses. I think it's O.D. still fits in the housing, but you gotta do a bunch of machine work for it to fit in the Sam. spindle = $$$. The inner axle is quite a bit bigger - you use the side gears from the Sam Rear up front & a custom inner axle to give you a beefier setup. This is what Brent at Trail Tough does I believe. They are expensive, but substantially stronger I'm sure. Stronger than a Toy Birf? I dunno - haven't heard of any tests.
 

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We did some testing on those birfs this weekend and I think it safe to say so far so good, I can't recall a problem with em and we ran some tuff trails, Wrecking Ball, Sledge, and Jack. I also had the chance to take a look at em and I was told that they didn't have a limited turing radius. But one weekend is hardly a test, so we shall see. If they work well than I don't see how you can beat them for the price, I hope they work out.:)
 

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We did some testing on those birfs this weekend and I think it safe to say so far so good. If they work well than I don't see how you can beat them for the price, I hope they work out.:)
Please keep us informed. Are these the Trail Tough axles you're talking about? I'll probably buy a set eventually, I'm running outta stock axles and don't really want to $wap to anything heavier. $600 is not too bad if I can keep my gears, lockers, x-over steering, and wheels.;)
 
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