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i have an 04 yota with the 2.7 and 5speed and i am wanting to start collecting the parts neccesary to do a solid axle swap this summer and am wanting to know what are the model vehicles i can get a dana 44 out of. chevy has one but chunk is on the wrong side. ford has one but it is 5 lug and i want to keep the 6 x 5.5 bolt pattern. the old yotas have them but they are to skinny and i dont want to use spacers not to mention the chunk is also on the wrong side. jeeps have them but they are also 5 lug. I want a axle with the leaf perches already on the top part of the axle. is there anyone that already has one done that they would like to sell? i wish i could get a dana 44 like the one in the ultimate adventures taco ine petersons 4wheel. also what is everyhting i am going to need to do this swap?

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basadochi04 said:
i have an 04 yota with the 2.7 and 5speed and i am wanting to start collecting the parts neccesary to do a solid axle swap this summer and am wanting to know what are the model vehicles i can get a dana 44 out of. chevy has one but chunk is on the wrong side. ford has one but it is 5 lug and i want to keep the 6 x 5.5 bolt pattern. the old yotas have them but they are to skinny and i dont want to use spacers not to mention the chunk is also on the wrong side. jeeps have them but they are also 5 lug. I want a axle with the leaf perches already on the top part of the axle. is there anyone that already has one done that they would like to sell? i wish i could get a dana 44 like the one in the ultimate adventures taco ine petersons 4wheel. also what is everyhting i am going to need to do this swap?

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You could always grab a Dana 44 out of an '80s Jeep Wagoneer.

They were designed to mount the leaf springs on the bottom, but welding up new spring pads isn't too much trouble. Making 20 year old Jeep parts fit on a Tacoma takes a little bit of work. You also have to consider the maintenance once you get it installed.

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Check out the parts lists in my sig. I recommend you wait at least a year before you cut up your truck so you know what you are getting into. Do a lot of research.
 

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i have an 04 yota with the 2.7 and 5speed and i am wanting to start collecting the parts neccesary to do a solid axle swap this summer and am wanting to know what are the model vehicles i can get a dana 44 out of. chevy has one but chunk is on the wrong side. ford has one but it is 5 lug and i want to keep the 6 x 5.5 bolt pattern. the old yotas have them but they are to skinny and i dont want to use spacers not to mention the chunk is also on the wrong side. jeeps have them but they are also 5 lug. I want a axle with the leaf perches already on the top part of the axle. is there anyone that already has one done that they would like to sell? i wish i could get a dana 44 like the one in the ultimate adventures taco ine petersons 4wheel. also what is everyhting i am going to need to do this swap?

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Make sure its a GRAND Wagoneer and you will be fine and the only hose coming from the diff should be the breather, if there is any more its vacum assist so steer clear. When I was looking for my axle alot of the yards would tell me they had a grand wagoneer and I would drive an hour and its a five lug small waggy with the diff on the passenger side, so just make sure you dont waste your time driving like I did, make them go check for you again.
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I want a axle with the leaf perches already on the top part of the axle. is there anyone that already has one done that they would like to sell?
http://www.diamondaxle.com/
Check with brian - I am sure he can work something up for you. Anyway you want it - SUA/SOA, any width, put the 'chunk' where ever you want, etc.

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Check out the parts lists in my sig. I recommend you wait at least a year before you cut up your truck so you know what you are getting into. Do a lot of research.
But if he waits longer than that (say 4 years) and he gets flamed.
:lmao:

You know what I am talking about. hee hee hee

To the original poster, I would say do your reserch, don't go off start by buying major parts immediately… YOU will change your mind on your set up a few times! I suggest finding your axle (80's GRAND WAGONEER as mentioned before without vacum assist) then start with your basic parts, like the oil pan stuff. If you are going with leafs then you can start thinking about your shock hoops or for a cheaper solution ($12) ford F250 shock towers, and then start rebuilding your axle as you make decisions on your steering and suspension set up.

There is a lot of good information on this forum and on the web with a little research. If you need anything, I have a lengthy list of links that may help…good luck
 

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Bear said:
But if he waits longer than that (say 4 years) and he gets flamed.
:lmao:

You know what I am talking about. hee hee hee
hehehe, that was subtle. :)

To the original poster, I would say do your reserch, don't go off start by buying major parts immediately… YOU will change your mind on your set up a few times! I suggest finding your axle (80's GRAND WAGONEER as mentioned before without vacum assist) then start with your basic parts, like the oil pan stuff. If you are going with leafs then you can start thinking about your shock hoops or for a cheaper solution ($12) ford F250 shock towers, and then start rebuilding your axle as you make decisions on your steering and suspension set up.

There is a lot of good information on this forum and on the web with a little research. If you need anything, I have a lengthy list of links that may help…good luck
The thing that put up flags was the lack of work he wanted to do right off the bat (spring pads). He needs to do a lot of research, because there are a lot more complex things when doing a swap than welding up spring pads...
 

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hehehe, that was subtle. :)



The thing that put up flags was the lack of work he wanted to do right off the bat (spring pads). He needs to do a lot of research, because there are a lot more complex things when doing a swap than welding up spring pads...

I saw those flags also, that is why I went into a slight explanation on what to buy first while he does more research, I just was too subtle. :lmao:
 

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no its not the fact of i dont wANT TO DO IT I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I HAVE THE RIGHT ANGLE ON THE on the drive shaft so i dont get to much vibration me and my dad can tackle this thing in about a weekend i was going to do the same thing with my old truck but decided to get a newer model taco instead. i have all the tools necessary to do this swap all i need is an axle and i will go from there but i want to get the major thing first so i can begin to rebuild it ok. i know i need the ifs steering box, some form of steering lincages, a steering shaft, the front leafs, front shocks, the front shanckle and hangers, u bolts and all the hardware.am i missing anything? what do i need a new oil pan for my stock one does realy hang down that much if i do need one. i have the 2.7 in my taco. how do i go about getting one or where can i buy a stock and how do i mod it? i dont like cutting things up if i dont have to.
 

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no its not the fact of i dont wANT TO DO IT I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I HAVE THE RIGHT ANGLE ON THE on the drive shaft so i dont get to much vibration
There are bigger things to worry about besides spring perches. It's not difficult to measure where they are going to go. Research research research! Quit being lazy about it.

me and my dad can tackle this thing in about a weekend i was going to do the same thing with my old truck but decided to get a newer model taco instead. i have all the tools necessary to do this swap all i need is an axle and i will go from there but i want to get the major thing first so i can begin to rebuild it ok. i know i need the ifs steering box, some form of steering lincages, a steering shaft, the front leafs, front shocks, the front shanckle and hangers, u bolts and all the hardware.
The way you are starting out, it sounds like you are getting way in over your head...

am i missing anything?

Yeah, the first sentence in my reply HERE.

what do i need a new oil pan for my stock one does realy hang down that much if i do need one. i have the 2.7 in my taco. how do i go about getting one or where can i buy a stock and how do i mod it? i dont like cutting things up if i dont have to.
Do some f'n research! :mad:
 

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I would say do some search first of all, second, you are going to need to weld the spring perches cause you are gonna have to rotate your knucles so you avoid the vibrations, unless you buy the axle from somebody that has done it you are going to have a lot of work ahead of you.
do some search and see what you need and what you need to do, that is the best thing for now that you are just begining.
 

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ok if i need to do more research mr opposite boy were do i need to start. i thought that is what this forum was for RESEARCH isnt it? if not then send me a list of links i need to visit before i start collecting parts for my swap. i just want to start collecting them. i want to go bigger but i dont want to waste my money on a drop bracket lift like fabtech or procomp, i just want to fit 36s or 38s under my rig i have 33s now with a 3 inch coil spacer lift that i got for cheap cause i knew i wasnt going to use it very long. so can you help me out and tell me were i need to start doing my research so i can begin learning on how to do a taco SAS?
 

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ok if i need to do more research mr opposite boy were do i need to start. i thought that is what this forum was for RESEARCH isnt it? if not then send me a list of links i need to visit before i start collecting parts for my swap. i just want to start collecting them. i want to go bigger but i dont want to waste my money on a drop bracket lift like fabtech or procomp, i just want to fit 36s or 38s under my rig i have 33s now with a 3 inch coil spacer lift that i got for cheap cause i knew i wasnt going to use it very long. so can you help me out and tell me were i need to start doing my research so i can begin learning on how to do a taco SAS?
Have you read anything I've posted to you (besides "research")?!? How dense are you? At least you got the right folder (axle swap tech). Try starting there. :rolleyes:
 

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if not then send me a list of links i need to visit before i start collecting parts for my swap.
How about the sticky at the top of this category :rolleyes: :xsmash:

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How dense are you?
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Dude you got to chill man, most of us sas tacos found all the info here and we all help each other, just search, see what's involve on doing a sas, get your shiat together and then when you have real questions then you can post up.
the famous " sas dana 44" post its been beat to death.

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There are bigger things to worry about besides spring perches. It's not difficult to measure where they are going to go. Research research research! Quit being lazy about it.
Exactly. I would be more concerned about having the caster correct, as it takes a lot more work to change that once it's set. This only shows the lack of understanding on his part.
 

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ok if i need to do more research mr opposite boy were do i need to start. i thought that is what this forum was for RESEARCH isnt it? if not then send me a list of links i need to visit before i start collecting parts for my swap. i just want to start collecting them. i want to go bigger but i dont want to waste my money on a drop bracket lift like fabtech or procomp, i just want to fit 36s or 38s under my rig i have 33s now with a 3 inch coil spacer lift that i got for cheap cause i knew i wasnt going to use it very long. so can you help me out and tell me were i need to start doing my research so i can begin learning on how to do a taco SAS?
....heres a good start :D

http://www.bentup.com/customer.html http://www.toy4x4.net/sas/index2.htm
http://members.cox.net/drvic723/
http://www.members.cox.net/k-ton/sas.htm
http://www.norcalttora.com/~brian/Taco/SAS/index.htm
http://www.teddnet.com/main.htm
http://www.norcalttora.com/~brian/Taco/SAS/axle parts.html
http://www.tacodab.com/coiloversas.html
http://bimmerboys.com/tacominator/index2.htm
http://www.nevadattora.com/axle_swap.htm
http://www.watrd.com/
http://www.partsmikeparts.com/index.htm
http://128.83.80.200/taco/


.....that should keep you busy for a few minutes :cool: My suggestion is read everything you can,make those websites your sas bible and good things will happen,good luck!
 
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