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Old June 12th, 2009, 09:38 AM   #1
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Default Hybrid Samurai Front Axle???

Has anyone done a front samurai hybrid style axle on here??? Just curious, I'm trying one out myself and wanted to know if anyone has had any luck with it or even thought of doing it.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 09:40 AM   #2
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what would be the point
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hybrid with what?

a toyota axle swap is the obvious choice over any sort of zuk axle.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 09:50 AM   #4
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the point would be a durable sami axle under a sidekick, verse doing the typical toyota swap.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 09:52 AM   #5
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besides wouldn't it be nice to say you have a sami axle thats strong and won't break
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Old June 12th, 2009, 10:24 AM   #6
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also keeping the zuki family together
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the point would be a durable sami axle under a sidekick, verse doing the typical toyota swap.
why put the work into it when a toyota axle is ready to swap?

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besides wouldn't it be nice to say you have a sami axle thats strong and won't break
people have tried that, it ends up with broken parts and a huge waste of time

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also keeping the zuki family together
it isnt that big of a deal, everything but the axles can be suzuki still.



a toyota axle swap really is the most economical upgrade to a zuk axle, if you want to pour money and time into a hybrid axle just so you can say you have a zuk axle seems rather pointless but people have wasted more energy and money on less.

brent bradshaw had teh big suzana axles that used a tracker rear 3rd and housing and then put dana 44 knuckles on it. needless to say, not many sold and it was a huge waste of money.
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well i've done a rear sidekick housing and third member with sami outers with chromoly shafts, it was real easy to do and economical when you have all the parts. I'm confident that it will hold together but appear to be a sami axle. I've got high hopes for it.
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well i've done a rear sidekick housing and third member with sami outers with chromoly shafts, it was real easy to do and economical when you have all the parts. I'm confident that it will hold together but appear to be a sami axle. I've got high hopes for it.
so you have already done the "hybrid" sami tracker axle?

I guess I just dont see the point in using zuk anything, it's too undersized. polishing a turd.

a tracker center (for the gearing) and then toy outers would be a potential axle but not worth all the work.

do yourself a favor and swap toyota axles or waggy dana 44's under it and you'll be much better off.
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its a done deal and installed already ... be aight.
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well we will see how it works out for me, I'm sure it will work out justtttt fine. If it does work out then I can say look what I can do, if it dosen't then I say well that wasen't a great Idea, but either way it will work. besides it wasen't all that much work to do the front cut and weld, that was the easiest part of the whole deal.
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it'll work, just not for very long.

depends on how you wheel it really, could last a couple years, could last a couple hours.
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