How can I tell what year axle I have? - YotaTech Forums


Go Back   > >


Solid Axle Swaps, All Years Anything SAS related

How can I tell what year axle I have?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-19-2009, 09:06 AM   #1
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 12
How can I tell what year axle I have?

How can I tell what year axle I have?

The yard I'm getting it from claims it's an '85, but is there any solid way of telling for sure?

Here are the pics that they sent to me.
Attached Thumbnails
How can I tell what year axle I have?-dscf1512.jpg   How can I tell what year axle I have?-dscf1513.jpg   How can I tell what year axle I have?-dscf1510.jpg  
rbpwrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 09:07 AM   #2
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 12
a couple of more pics.
Attached Thumbnails
How can I tell what year axle I have?-dscf1511.jpg   How can I tell what year axle I have?-dscf1514.jpg  
rbpwrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 09:11 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Plumbrbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Posts: 982
84-85 has a trussing on the long side of the lower section of axle housing other than that they are the same. Cant tell inthe picture cause of all the snow, hope they dont want much they look all rusted shut gonna need a case of PB blaster to crack it open for a rebuild.
Plumbrbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 09:12 AM   #4
This one time, at band camp
Staff
iTrader: (23)
 
DeathCougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Marysville, WA
Posts: 17,627
*edit* Dangit Bob you typed the exact same thing as I did, only faster

84-85 axles (the most desirable) have a truss that runs thebottom length of the long side of the housing. Thats the surest way to tell.

I'd like to be able to help ya, but all I see is snow.

Btw, i hope they don't plan on charging you more than $100 for that thing sitting open and exposed like that. You can typically find axles on CL for around 2-400 in MUCH better shape, and complete with the hubs. Those hubs are very expensive and very hard to find. Like i said, unless its really cheap, i wouldn't go for it.
DeathCougar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 09:27 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Beale AFB Ca ( Marysville)
Posts: 264
[QUOTE=DeathCougar;51092277 Btw, i hope they don't plan on charging you more than $100 for that thing sitting open and exposed like that. You can typically find axles on CL for around 2-400 in MUCH better shape, and complete with the hubs. Those hubs are very expensive and very hard to find. Like i said, unless its really cheap, i wouldn't go for it.[/QUOTE]


-----x2
RaginYota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 09:42 AM   #6
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 12
the axle is in NB, Canada which was hit with a ton of snow this year. Sorry for the not so clear of pictures.

It's suppose to be here tomorrow or monday, so I guess i'll see then. The junkyard is saying that it is from an 85 so im crossing my fingers that is correct.

The axle is costing me $200 CAD. up here, they are much harder to come by, and go for quite a bit more than they do down in the states.

I'm not too worried about the hub assembly or condition of the inerts of the axle because that will all be replaced with new parts. Probably going to use the 27/30 spline longfields so that I can use my IFS manual locking hubs.
rbpwrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 09:47 AM   #7
Registered User
 
neoworm0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 659
Wow, I'm going to start shipping SFA's to the east coast. If all you need is the housing why did you pay $200. It can't be that much to ship a n empty housing from somewhere. There are all kinds out here for less than $50

Last edited by neoworm0; 03-19-2009 at 09:49 AM.
neoworm0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 12:01 PM   #8
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 12
I've done searches across Canada. the majority of them are going for $350-$500 for exactly what I bought.

If I had have found something cheaper or better shape for the same money, I would have bought it.

And yeah, if you want to start shipping them down here, I'm sure I can find buyers for them! lol
rbpwrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 12:19 PM   #9
Banned
iTrader: (-1)
 
waskillywabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 0
Who cares what year that axle is...it is a rusted worthless piece. Pass.

waskillywabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 01:06 PM   #10
Registered User
 
neoworm0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 659
Ya dude that axle is going to end up costing you more than $350 - 500 just to get it up to snuff. Hope you have a good sandblaster. From the looks of it probably only the housing is worh keeping. Maybe.
neoworm0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 01:27 PM   #11
Registered User
 
swapped89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: B-TOWN, Oregon
Posts: 555
Sandblasting required. good luck.
swapped89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 01:46 PM   #12
Registered User
 
netwt12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Auburn,Al
Posts: 530
is it free?
netwt12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 03:31 PM   #13
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 12
not all of us are fortunate enough to live in areas that road salt is not needed 8 months of the year.
rbpwrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 03:35 PM   #14
Banned
iTrader: (-1)
 
waskillywabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbpwrd View Post
not all of us are fortunate enough to live in areas that road salt is not needed 8 months of the year.
Yep, sucks to be where you live.

Regardless, that axle IMO is worthless.

waskillywabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 03:43 PM   #15
Registered User
 
4banginRunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Souderton, PA
Posts: 2,022
Looks like only the housing would be salvageable...and that's after blasting

hope its dirt cheap...
4banginRunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 10:46 AM   #16
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 12
axle arrived today, and it does infact look to be an '85.

Here are some updated pictures. The axle sat for quite a while outside, so it does have quite a bit of surface rust, but as soon as I hit it with the sandblaster, it will be gone in no time. the metal is still very solid.

Also found out, it's equiped with 4.30 gears. I know that doesn't much matter since I am swapping them out anyways, but that was interesting to find out, because I've only ever seen 4.10's in them.








Last edited by rbpwrd; 03-20-2009 at 10:48 AM.
rbpwrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 11:01 AM   #17
Registered User
 
neoworm0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 659
Well I think you paid to much regardless of where you live but good luck anyway. I hope it works out for ya. It looks a little better in those new pics. Have fun doing the swap. It was one of the best mods I made to my truck.

Oh BTW there is a guy in BC4x4 selling some good knuckles and such pretty cheap. I would get on that if I were you.
neoworm0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 11:03 AM   #18
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 12
thanks for the heads up, checking on them now!
rbpwrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 02:47 PM   #19
Registered User
 
4banginRunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Souderton, PA
Posts: 2,022
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbpwrd View Post

Also found out, it's equiped with 4.30 gears. I know that doesn't much matter since I am swapping them out anyways, but that was interesting to find out, because I've only ever seen 4.10's in them.
4.30 is auto of an automatic
4.10 is usually 5spd
4banginRunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 02:58 PM   #20
Registered User
 
5.0 Fordota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vermont
Posts: 40
Dude that looks as rough as mine was. I got mine from a guy who had it sitting in the woods behind his house. Salt sucks. Just get a good sand blaster and it will clean up nice. My only advantage was I got mine for free.Good luck with the sas
5.0 Fordota is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flying91's 1991 4runner LOWEST SAS 30" tires Flying91 86-95 Trucks & 4Runners (Build-Up Section) 17 04-07-2016 11:35 AM
FS[PacSouthWest]: 2- 8"3rd members:4.88 ratchet lockers,new setup kit, rear axle rebuild kit,diff armor jerusry Axles - Suspensions - Tires - Wheels 1 10-19-2015 05:28 PM
FS[MidWest]: toyota axles gieselman Axles - Suspensions - Tires - Wheels 2 10-12-2015 01:34 PM
FS[GreatLakes]: Toyota collection part out 88sasturbotoy Axles - Suspensions - Tires - Wheels 2 08-11-2015 01:56 AM
4.88 question deepmarsh 84-85 Trucks & 4Runners 5 08-06-2015 03:44 AM


Tags
1985, axel, axle, axles, find, front, have, identify, solid, teel, toyota, truck, year, years, yr

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:04 PM.


2010 InternetBrands, Inc.