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Ok-I know it would not really be worth it at all because the 44 is easier and no birfs, butis it possible? Turn the axle upside-down (so diffs on drivers side), turn the 3rd member 180, cut off spring perches and shock mounts and weld them on top. Then the knuckles would have to be put on upside-down. would the bearings line up right? I'm not thinking about doin it, but my buddy's got a taco and after seeing the sas on my truck, he wants one <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> !! We'll probably get a 44 out of a yard, bet i was thinking about what it would take to get a toy axle to work.

BTW--Went to a buddies and scanned some pics of my rigs new setup and flexin, but I saved them in the wrong format or some crap like that. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> I'll try to post some pics soon.
 

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A much easier way to do it would be to put in a transfer case from an earlier truck and just change it to pass. side diff (you might need to re-route the exhause a bit though).

Anyway, besides all that, a Toy front axle is about 5" narrower than a Tacoma rear axle (55.5 vs. 60.75 I think). <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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You've got it *almost* right--you'd have to grind some small notches in the ring where the third member goes, to clear the ring gear, and cut/turn the knuckles. You can't just put the knuckles back on upside-down. (well, you can, but it'll be all messed up)

That said, a wider axle would be a better choice on a Taco, as has been stated.
 

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Originally posted by ryanwhit:
<STRONG>Ok-I know it would not really be worth it at all because the 44 is easier and no birfs, butis it possible? Turn the axle upside-down (so diffs on drivers side), turn the 3rd member 180, cut off spring perches and shock mounts and weld them on top. Then the knuckles would have to be put on upside-down. would the bearings line up right? I'm not thinking about doin it, but my buddy's got a taco and after seeing the sas on my truck, he wants one <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> !! We'll probably get a 44 out of a yard, bet i was thinking about what it would take to get a toy axle to work.

BTW--Went to a buddies and scanned some pics of my rigs new setup and flexin, but I saved them in the wrong format or some crap like that. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> I'll try to post some pics soon.</STRONG>

For a price anything is possible!! but the cheaper way would be the Dana 44...
If your friend is stuck on a toyota axle

I'm sure ALL PRO would love to bend him over and make him one...
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[ 09-06-2001: Message edited by: CB77JD ]
 

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Besides changing the t-case out you also need to re-route your exhaust. Like everyone said, for a price it's totally possible.

Snowchucker has a pass side drop d44 HD up front. He runs an old toy t-case with a marlin setup. This was before the marlin was available for the tacoma.
 

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Originally posted by CB77JD:
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I'm sure ALL PRO would love to bend him over and make him one...
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<IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> good one! <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by CB77JD:
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For a price anything is possible!! but the cheaper way would be the Dana 44...
If your friend is stuck on a toyota axle

I'm sure ALL PRO would love to bend him over and make him one...
<IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ 09-06-2001: Message edited by: CB77JD ]</STRONG>
BaHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, I'll make you one $3,5000 without pumpkin <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Thanks for the replies. We had pretty much decided to go with the d44, but i was just curious as to what all would be involved. Not at all interested in paying thousands for a custom toy axle. Thanks again.
 
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