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Old January 21st, 2014, 08:28 AM   #1
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Toy axle knuckle stud upgrade

I am building a new axle for my yota, was wondering what some of the guys on here that are running toy axles are running for knuckle/steering upgrades, and some reviews on how it has held up pros/cons? 5th stud, 6 shooters, arp studs, 9/16 studs, trunion eliminator, marlins 25mm pins??
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Old January 21st, 2014, 09:06 AM   #2
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I always ran ARP studs from FROR, with Marlin 4 bolt steer arms. I never had any issues with anything loosening or shearing.

1st setup: 36x12.5 SXs on stock axle with 1.5" spacers, lunchbox locker
2nd setupt 385x14.5 SXs on +6" diamond axle, lunchbox locker.

I was going to upgrade to hydro assist, just never got around to adding it before I sold the truck. I'd have considered a 5th stud at that point.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 09:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for the input, I am leaning towards arp studs, I'm running 1.5 spacers with 37x12.5's I really don't wheel really hard, but I want it reliable and off my mind wile out and about
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Old January 21st, 2014, 12:32 PM   #4
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Arp's, trunion eliminator, 5th stud. Stood up to 38.5 tsl sx's and hydro assist with zero issues
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Old January 21st, 2014, 02:30 PM   #5
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What was your opinion on the trunion eliminator? Would you run it again?
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Old January 21st, 2014, 04:50 PM   #6
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For sure....it was a pain in the ass getting it shimmed right when installing it....not in a difficult way, but in a tedious way....other than that it was awesome. Some people complain it is not smooth and has "sticky" spots when turning but i never noticed it....likely because i had hydro assist which, if you don't have, you need to get running 37's.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 08:39 PM   #7
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Toy axle knuckle stud upgrade

Hydro assist is Definetly on the list, thanks for the input, I ordered my arp's today, looking into marlins 25mm upgrade, there arms have been out of stock for wile now, trying to hunt some arms down, don't really want to machine my trail gear arms.
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