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    Reputable Shop/Individual for SAS on my 4Runner

    Ok, looking for a reputable shop or individual to get an estimate on completing a solid axle swap on my 4Runner. This is still going to be my daily so I just want to make sure it is done right.

    Maybe I have seen too many of the fab failure posts on Facebook and it just has me worried lol

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    Sell it and get an 80.
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    Would love to....problem is, all the 80's I have found have all had 300k plus on miles and they still want 12 grand lol

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    Didn't you just lift it? Are you not happy with it or did it break?

    Honestly for what you would pay someone to do an SAS, you could leave it alone and buy an XJ...
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    Yeah, fresh lift. Already 2 torn cv axle boots and to be honest, the front rides great on road and OK on dirt roads. But as for trails, the rear axle is doing all the work. I really like the truck, just don't want to have to worry about lower ball joints failing consistently, cv axles breaking with moderate wheeling.

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    Sell the lift, take the money you would spend on the SAS and buy an XJ or a yota that someone has already swapped...
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    This is a 3rd Gen right?

    Just some quick figuring:
    -Allpro 3 link kit- $1,400
    -Allpro steering kit -$800
    -axle, plus upgrades $200-???
    -driveshaft $300
    -shop time 10 hours? @$75/hr

    Minimum $3,500? You could save some money by using leaves, but performance and ride would suffer. You could save money by not buying a kit, but it will cost more in labor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2003EDGE View Post
    Yeah, fresh lift. Already 2 torn cv axle boots and to be honest, the front rides great on road and OK on dirt roads. But as for trails, the rear axle is doing all the work. I really like the truck, just don't want to have to worry about lower ball joints failing consistently, cv axles breaking with moderate wheeling.
    Don't remember from your previous thread but are you running a front diff drop? The cv boots on the cheapo cv axles from most part stores are crap it seems like these days.
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    How much did you lift the front of it?
    Source manual hubs and axles from a 95.5-00 Tacoma, and drop the diff down.

    You'll have a lot of money in a SAS if you get someone else to do it, i think a solid axle Toyota would be awesome, but i've never felt limited by the IFS considering i have to drive it everyday. That would quickly spiral downhill.

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    Wheelers offroad also sales boots that are supposedly really good. Always heard bad things about parts store boots.


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