Axle Housing/Project Links
Project Money Pit has
been put on hold for now. I will build another rig, but right now the
timing isn't right. In the mean time I will continue experimenting with
the old rig and will continue to post updates. I spent a few nights
this week prepping my spare front axle housing. The plan is to swap the
housings out when I get the upgraded axles I ordered (Longfields).
I haven't had any problems with the stock Toyota axles, but I have a feeling I
will be pushing them to the limits when I combine the 37's and the 1.6 motor I
want to install later this year.
I removed the lower
axle gusset and attached one of All Pro Off Road's gussets above the axle tube
for more ground clearance.
These pictures show the
Roger Brown axle clearance kit installed. It should net about an
inch of clearance under the differential. Seems like a lot of work for an
inch but that's like putting a 2" taller tire on (which is even more work).
The final bump stop
config. The taller bump stops I had were compressing down to an inch (from
4 inches) so I decided to try a shorter bump stop that doesn't compress very
far. Seems to have done the trick.
I'd also like to post some
of the more useful links I came across while researching stuff for Project MP.