100 series rear axle??

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Just make sure you true the housing before re-assemble. or you may end up :bang: The other thing to remember welding is not some black art. The equipment these days. My five year could lay down a nice bead. Not to say I would let him do it, just making a point...
 
AFAIK, '02+ 80s here in Venezuela come with 100 series rear axles from the factory. So it shouldn't be that complicated.
 
Why waste your time "upgrading" to another semi-floater design. Do an axle swap and get a full floater and be done with it.

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so you are going to have 5 lug rear and six lug front rims?

Custom PP or Alloy shafts.....I see 100's in the junkyards around me all the time, rear axle goes for $50-$150....cheap bolt in strength, extra width, and discs...and it's not C-clip.
 
Having 2 spare tires would suck. Either use an 80 series rear FF axle or forget it. I don't see a 100 series axle, and all the work it would require, to be an upgrade.
 
Having 2 spare tires would suck. Either use an 80 series rear FF axle or forget it. I don't see a 100 series axle, and all the work it would require, to be an upgrade.

It's only an issue if it doesn't bolt right in, and getting disc brakes is worth $150 and some change to me.
 
I'm not sure if the 100 shares the same axle as the tundra, but we could always use pictures. 80 vs tundra FJcruiser vs 80
 
All LCs up to the 200 series (it may also) use the 9.5" rear chunk. I'm not worried about the diffs though, I'm wondering if anyone (Slee?? Dan??) knows if the brackets, or more importantly, the coil pads match/line-up with each other....
 
All LCs up to the 200 series (it may also) use the 9.5" rear chunk. I'm not worried about the diffs though, I'm wondering if anyone (Slee?? Dan??) knows if the brackets, or more importantly, the coil pads match/line-up with each other....

99% yes ..

Bu i'm with the others .. FF it's the way.
 
I'm not getting this. If you can get a FF 80 axle that bolts right in from a junkyard, or get a 100 series axle that will need modifications, has different rear brake calipers, different suspension attachments, different spring mounts, different anti sway attachments, different emergency brake attachments, different shock mounts, different drive shaft mounts, etc, why not get the FF?

DougM
 
All LCs up to the 200 series (it may also) use the 9.5" rear chunk. I'm not worried about the diffs though, I'm wondering if anyone (Slee?? Dan??) knows if the brackets, or more importantly, the coil pads match/line-up with each other....

My understanding is that the 100 series uses a bigger diff than the 80 and earlier series LCs. I believe the 1990+ diffs have the slight advantage of slightly bigger carrier bearings over earlier models.

The 1998+ LCs are also suppose to have slightly bigger axles 34.8mm verses 33mm.

I don't like the fact that the 98+ went back to semi-floating, but consider the 100s are at least 500lbs heavier than the 80s right out of the box, and plenty are running with tons of gear, the semi-floaters seem to be holding up well.

Personally, I'd still find a full floating from a wrecked 80 and just swap that in. We know for sure they hold up just fine and will be much easier to source and swap. Plus you have the advantage of the full floater, just in case an axle does break.
 
I do not believe the 100 semi floater is any weaker than the full floater. In fact, probably stronger if you look at the size of the axle shafts. However if you are into spares, carrying a 100 spare axle shaft it is a pain. You either have to carry a complete assembly with brake backing plate etc attached (1 each for both sides) or you are going to need a serious press and the knowledge to swap just the shaft.

The FF has a huge advantage in that it is easier to swap and way smaller to take with you.
 
I'm not sure if the 100 shares the same axle as the tundra, but we could always use pictures. 80 vs tundra FJcruiser vs 80




If that is a 80 series chunk it is the front. the 80 series rear is larger.
 
I do not believe the 100 semi floater is any weaker than the full floater. In fact, probably stronger if you look at the size of the axle shafts. However if you are into spares, carrying a 100 spare axle shaft it is a pain. You either have to carry a complete assembly with brake backing plate etc attached (1 each for both sides) or you are going to need a serious press and the knowledge to swap just the shaft.

The FF has a huge advantage in that it is easier to swap and way smaller to take with you.

Also, even if you don't carry spares, there are more options with the FF. If you remove an axle, at worst you have a front wheel drive mobile rig, remove an axle on a SF and you have a three wheeler.:D
 

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