IFS Differential with Fresh 5.29 Gears Ready for Your Toyota

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1990s Toyota IFS Differential

Most of the Toyota independent front suspension setup is available, including a differential assembled by ZUK.

If you have been looking to install an independent front suspension setup in your Toyota truck or SUV, Chevrolet Forum member Zytra has a deal for you. He recently pulled an IFS setup out of a 1990s V6 pickup, placing the upgraded differential and supporting components for sale here on the forum. At $300, the differential with nearly-new 5.29 gears installed by ZUK is priced to move, but the seller is specifically looking for a buyer in Southern California.

The Introduction

When the OP first posted his IFS differential for sale, he included the first two pictures here, one showing the differential itself and one showing the other assorted parts from a 1990s Toyota pickup.

Finally got the IFS out of the 90 V6 pickup. I have a front IFS diff with pretty much new 529 gears (bought new and installed by ZUK). The front gears have about 500 miles of offroad on them. diff has ADD.

I am looking for someone local (Covina, CA), $300 OBO.

If there is any taker on the rest of the IFS parts, let me know what you need; I have torsion bars, axles.

1990s Toyota IFS Differential

For anyone looking to install an off-road-ready independent front suspension setup, this seller has just about everything that you need. Best of all, the 5.29 gears were installed by resident guru ZUK, and his involvement in the project becomes a key point of the discussion.

Input from ZUK

The first person to reply to the initial sale post was “dropzone”, who asked for more information on ZUK’s involvement.

Did Zuk post the set up/build on his site?

To which the OP replied with the following.

I’ve reached out to ZUK to check if he still has some pics of the front 529 install. I found the rear+harrop install on his website but not the front.

1990s Toyota IFS Differential

At which point, “ZUK” joined the discussion, adding tons of information and provenance on this IFS differential. He shared all of the pictures here of the freshly-built differential, along with some basic notes on the build.

1990s Toyota IFS Differential

There has been no mention of the unit or any of the supporting components being sold, so if you are looking to add a fresh IFS differential with 5.29 gears that we know were correctly installed, you need to get yourself to SoCal with at least $300 in cash.

1990s Toyota IFS Differential

If you have any other questions on the unit, click here to head into the thread.

1990s Toyota IFS Differential

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