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Dana 60 Reverse Rotation Rear Axle

Dana 60 Reverse Rotation Rear Axle

A 1979 Ford reverse rotation Dana 60 front axle housing was cut apart to build the rear axle for the TLT CJ7. The axle was reassembled using Currie 35 spline axle-shafts, 5.13:1 gears and a full-spool.

1985 Jeep CJ-7

 

Dana 60 Reverse Rotation Front Axle

Dana 60 Reverse Rotation Front Axle

Ford F450 Dana 60 front axle was prepared by Currie Enterprises using an ARB Air Locker, 5.31:1 gears. The Dana 60 is a tight fit when using stock width leaf spring hangers and crossover steering.

1985 Jeep CJ-7

 

Ultimate Toyota-Based Axles: Part 3

Ultimate Toyota-Based Axles: Part 3

This installment focuses on the features of our new custom axle housing, built by Diamond Axles and a full floating conversion kit manufactured by Front Range Off Road.

1996 Toyota Tacoma

 

Ultimate Toyota-Based Axles: Part 2

Ultimate Toyota-Based Axles: Part 2

In this installment we delve into the manufacturing process and theories of axle design. Follow us on a step-by-step tour of Superior Gear & Axle's facility in Los Angeles as Mike Denton Jr. explains every aspect of making axles from raw billets to product ready to ship.

1996 Toyota Tacoma

 

Introduction To Gearing

Introduction To Gearing

Principles of gearing, from selecting appropriate differential gear ratios and differential types to how gearing affects the performance of a vehicle. With an emphasis on Toyota specific information.

1996 Toyota Tacoma

 

Ultimate Toyota-Based Axles: Part 1

Ultimate Toyota-Based Axles: Part 1

The first installment in this ongoing project covers the installation of locking differentials equipped with higher ratio gears. This article also explains how we came to the decision to run what specific components.

1996 Toyota Tacoma

 

Off Road Solutions Tundra CV Axles

Off Road Solutions Tundra CV Axles

Modified Tundra-width CV Axles are installed to accommodate our Tacoma's widened long travel front suspension. Off Road Solutions' customized these Tundra CV Axles in order to allow us to retain manual disconnnect hubs.

1996 Toyota Tacoma