View Full Version : toy axels or chev axles

02-07-2006, 12:12 AM
Going to do a land crusier up on 44s and I was wandering if it's worth putting chevy axels in it or will the toys will hold up. I know of at least 1 guy that tells me the toy axels will handle the 44s just fine but i'm just asking for more opinions. I'm thinking if the toy axels arn't locked they'll probably hold up but if they are locked i'm thinking they might not[2]

Let's here some stories:D

02-07-2006, 12:13 AM
If you're going to 44s I would suggest 1ton axles 14 bolt full floater and a dana 60

02-07-2006, 12:19 AM
yep... 44 wont hold up to anything biggewr than 36

02-07-2006, 12:39 AM
who's the dumbass who told you 44s would be okay on toy axles? [freak]

you might be okay if you put in the 30 spline chromo longs and left it open. but whats the fun in an open diff? The birfs would survive, but the next weak link become the hub studs and R&P. and for the rear axle you would need to upgrade to 4340 shafts. Even then i don't think either of them would be strong enough... altho there are alot of guys running 40-42s on toy diffs with the longs locked in the front for rock crawling.

hmmm, wait a sec, are you talkin toy p/u & fj40 diffs? or FJ80's? FJ80 axles upgraded to the longfield stuff would probably be okay...? Any cruizer guys got some input?

http://www.longfieldsuperaxles.com/ is your friend :D

checkout the bling bling BIRFs for D60's while you're there[woweyes]

02-07-2006, 06:20 PM
It really depends a whole lot on what kinda FJ you buy, My FJ45 came with 1 ton running gear, some even had factory lockers (they will survive locked). The 1 ton and 3/4 ton rated toy axles are beefy and can handle a serious beating. They would survive the 44's, only your other stuff on the tuck would start to go. The weak link in most Landcruisers is the transfercase. basically if your running 44's and a V8 go for fullwidth and chevy drievtrain, makes it a whole lot easy to put together. If cost is an issue Id say the toyota stuff will still hold up. Mines gonna be on 44's eventually too.

02-07-2006, 09:57 PM
yea it is the fj 80 land cruiser i think not to sure exectly what's in it for axeles tho but it has the birfields iirc I have to look at them closer i know that i've seen one of the toy rears built like a full floater. that could have been the 1 ton axels that king cruiser was talking about. [27] ahh
how many more people are voting towards chev axels.[cheers]

02-07-2006, 10:11 PM
i like the idea of keeping toyotas toyotas.

02-07-2006, 10:32 PM
i like the idea of keeping toyotas toyotas.[36]

02-07-2006, 10:38 PM
Yes my 1 ton has a full floater rear and the front is also very similar to a FJ80. The 80 has coil perches and 4 link suspension, my 45 has leafs. I believe they both run a 9.5" inch ring gears. Don't get me wrong toyota shit rocks out, but where do you find more of these axles?

02-08-2006, 03:57 AM
You'd probably be okay then since its an FJ80. You already got the axles, so run them and see how it goes. You'll most likely blow a stock birf, but they can be upgraded for a lot cheaper than buying a D60. I'd rather have birfs than u-joints anyway.

02-08-2006, 08:09 AM
there are so many birfields out there to snap and tryout, better get started!

02-08-2006, 02:07 PM
i was just looking arond on the net and maby it's not a fj80 it might be a fj40
it's a older 78 i think and it has leafsprings how can you tell the difference?[27] sorry boys don't Know much about cruisers. [2] [2]

02-08-2006, 05:36 PM
First off the FJ80 wasn't around until about the 90's, and theres a huge difference between a 40 and a 80. An FJ40 is your more common jeep like landcruiser, most came wiht 1/2 ton drivetrain. The 80 is a wagon style landcruiser, which is much more modern looking, some even came in luxury versions. If you go to ih8mud.com, they have a entire forum dedicated to landcruisers and each model. You'll be able to find out whatever you need there, plus they have alot of links to other good cruiser websites. Oh and to identify your landcruiser, it will have the model on the frame, firewall and doorjam.