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found a fzj80 locked front diff, good swap for my fj40 SOA?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by motoloco, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. motoloco

    motoloco

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    just wondering what you all thought, how much wider will it be? thx
     
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    Are you talking about a complete front axle assembly from an 80 series, or just the differential?
     
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    complete front axle
     
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    Are you going to use coils?
     
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    There might be some interference with the steering linkages and the springs. And you'll need a wider rear axle. (63" vs. stock 55")
     
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    They are junk. Give it to me.
     
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  8. motoloco

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    DAM! 8" difference? i was going to cut off all the stock brackets and glue on some perches, but if it 8" wider that will put the diff interfering with my pass side leaf, right? dam:crybaby: could i just use the third member? thx
     
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    I thought FJ40`s were 58" wide?
     
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    Can only use the third in a 8" Housing. Wont work with your cruiser axle. I don't recall how far out the diff sits on those, but you could outboard your front springs just like putting 60series axles under it.
     
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    60 series are that wide.