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SuzukiSamurai
01-29-2014, 07:08 PM
So when I lifted the zuk 5 years ago, I was told my axle had a slight bend in it... And after wheeling and picking the front end up a few times I'm sure it's a little worse...

So does anyone have a good way of checking.... And if it is bent... Does anyone have a good way to straighten it?

I already have a truss to go on


Went into Vancouver frame and axle(my dad had them straighten a 44 years ago)
They quoted me $2200 in vehicle and $1200 axle only... I alighted and walked out

Happypants
01-29-2014, 08:17 PM
Put it on a couple cinder blocks and jump on it to straighten it out :D lol,


lol sorry, just fuckin with ya, lol

85chevy
01-29-2014, 08:52 PM
What axle is it might be cheaper to find another that isn't bent and swap parts

StinkFinger
01-29-2014, 09:14 PM
its very common forzuki axles to be bent and the only way to check them is with an alignment bar

andrewmacc
01-29-2014, 09:29 PM
A torch, a bottle jack and some heavy duty chain?

SuzukiSamurai
01-29-2014, 10:08 PM
its very common forzuki axles to be bent and the only way to check them is with an alignment bar

Do you have this said "alignment bar"

SuzukiSamurai
01-29-2014, 10:10 PM
What axle is it might be cheaper to find another that isn't bent and swap parts

I have a clean axle.... But straightening would consume a lot less time than swapping perches, shock mounts, diff guard lol

TWOZEROFOUR
01-29-2014, 10:15 PM
Toyota axle time

Happypants
01-29-2014, 11:28 PM
Toyota axle time

I'm with this guy!

85chevy
01-29-2014, 11:47 PM
I have a clean axle.... But straightening would consume a lot less time than swapping perches, shock mounts, diff guard lol
Yea but ur time is better then ur cash in some cases but maybe its time for an upgrade

SuzukiSamurai
01-30-2014, 02:25 AM
There is no need for Toyota axles in this build, everything is where I want it... I have a 2nd gen toy rear for my next project

And to anyone who says toys are better... Theres a guy running 35" boggers locked f/r on samy housing in the petersens outdoor trip with no issues

Tinker
01-30-2014, 03:28 AM
Well if you saw it in Peterson's........

Apathy
01-30-2014, 09:25 AM
There is no need for Toyota axles in this build, everything is where I want it... I have a 2nd gen toy rear for my next project

And to anyone who says toys are better... Theres a guy running 35" boggers locked f/r on samy housing in the petersens outdoor trip with no issues

Ya, that would be tim harding. Met him

You have no idea what he had done to those sami axles. They are far from "stock".

special machined carriers, special axle shafts.. ect.

England
01-30-2014, 10:30 AM
get a













Magic unicorn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SuzukiSamurai
01-30-2014, 12:02 PM
Ya, that would be tim harding. Met him

You have no idea what he had done to those sami axles. They are far from "stock".

special machined carriers, special axle shafts.. ect.

I know of all the internals... But I want to keep stock width... For now atleast

SuzukiSamurai
01-30-2014, 12:05 PM
get a






Magic unicorn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But that sounds like a jeep thing.... :D

andrewmacc
01-30-2014, 12:12 PM
I already told you how, Lee, but you ignored it :rolleyes:
Here's at bare minimum one thread involving that method.
Without using legit equipment, this is pretty much all you've got. Plus your little axle is made of paper, you could bend it back no problem. And then while it's preloaded with the bottlejack, truss it, because now it's nice and weak after essentially bending it twice.
Or just buy another.

http://www.jeepin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63703
I prefer the I beam method but this works too
http://www.performanceunlimited.com/documents/diffstraighten.html

4skin
01-31-2014, 10:44 AM
Iwe in burnaby fixed a bent diff for me was under 200 bucks

procircuit
01-31-2014, 10:53 AM
strong back.. chains.. bottle jack.. keen eye lol

4skin
01-31-2014, 04:16 PM
strong back.. chains.. bottle jack.. keen eye lol

And fast reflexes when everything goes flying

andrewmacc
01-31-2014, 06:09 PM
And fast reflexes when everything goes flying
Just use good chain, not Princess Auto specials. :P
I'd be more concerned if the axle was trussed and welded, or a fullsize axle with 1/2" thick walls, but with the small Sammy axle I really wouldn't be too worried. No need to put your face up close nonetheless.

SuzukiSamurai
01-31-2014, 08:37 PM
Iwe in burnaby fixed a bent diff for me was under 200 bucks

Completely forgot about that place, gonna take it in and see what they think... If it's bend in the center I can deal with it on my own, but it's hard to tell if it is past the perches

vajayjay
01-31-2014, 11:00 PM
Put diff in upside down and jump it three feet in the air with two fat guys(Trailjunkie and Chopstick) on the hood. Your hood and valve cover will be caved in but the diff should be straighter :D

Cookie
02-02-2014, 10:14 AM
Ya what jay says