What i've done and where i'm going with my SFA

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Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:48 am

Aint the front diff ratio also 4.55? some diesels were 4.55 where the petrol were 4.875.....
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:01 am

GeorgeJvR wrote:Aint the front diff ratio also 4.55? some diesels were 4.55 where the petrol were 4.875.....
is it written somewhere on the front diff?
i worked it out and the pinion almost turned 5 times to 1 crown wheel rotation :think:
how many teeth does the crown wheels have for a 4.55 and a 4.875?
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:33 pm

See here for diff info. viewtopic.php?f=67&t=5017" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:19 pm

thanks Andrew :thumbup:
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Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:55 pm

got all the ceals and gaskets from toyota today, will make some time to work on it!
what do you guys say is it better to paint or leave it as metal?
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worried it'll rust now that there is no greasy oil dripping out
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Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:03 pm

Give it a light polish with 600 grit water paper then a light wipe with some oil until you assemble it. Don't paint it, the felt outer seal should run on the bare metal. Don't worry, it won't rust
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Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:56 am

thanks :thumbup:
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Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:33 pm

so i've done it and baught OME front springs: R 1885 ea
compared to my old ones:
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can't say there's a massive differnce, will see if they sag or not :think:
only thing i saw now when i got home and checked properly the spring with the + on it (driver side as i understand it) is quiet a bit more bent than the other one
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is this normal?

they wouldn't sell me the springs with out the ani-inversion kit, even though i told them i had already re-inforced the saddles. so i have a OME kit for sale R 100 ex shipping
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Also baught 2 rear audi calipers for a disk conversion from team merbeda in PE. R350 ea
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Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:01 pm

The driver's side is flatter than the passenger side ..... reason is that the driver's side pedestal on the axle sits higher because it's so close to the diff housing. ;-)
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Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:43 pm

ahh thanks andy, was getting worried! everything is on track then :dance1:
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Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:39 pm

I take it they did supply you the spring pack for the diesel Hilux? Petrol and Diesel packs are different. Diesel has more leaves to account for the extra weight of the engine over the petrol model.
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Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:52 pm

yea they gave me the diesel one's, it has 6 blades
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Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:15 pm

manne ek is klar met die diff :dance1:
got 3/4 of a day today to work on the lux and i put the front diff together.
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didn't do a full thread on re-doing a front diff cause Andrew already did an excellent one and i don't want to duplicate his work.

will try tackle the body lift tomorrow, but lets see how the day goes if i'll have time :roll:
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Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:56 pm

Looking great,while out change the bolts to stainless steel on the hubs :thumbup:
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Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:02 am

good idea :thumbup: i'll do that
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Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:16 am

That's a very nice job you've done there!
Please let me know when you have time so I can send mine for a overhaul to. ;-)
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Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:12 am

Nice job, looking good! I'm keen to see your step by step detailed tutorial on the body lift :mrgreen: :mrgreen: with lots of pics :thumbup: . I never got around to doing that on mine.
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Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:41 pm

thanks guys. you can bring it any time just a bit far away :lol:
:blushing: already started the body lift and haven't taken any pic's will back tract and do a proper thread :thumbup:
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:05 pm

Got my rear side shafts and disks back from the engineers :celebrate:
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also turned my torque rod into an adjustable one and shortened it by 40mm
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since i'm putting ome spring in the front with new shackle rubbers i thaught id make my shackles greasable
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fitted my front diff 35mm further forward
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my front shock's are a bit short now :blushing:
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:07 pm

apologies for the grainy pics :oops:
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:15 pm

Looking good,what's the plan with the shocks?
Fitting spacers,or longer shocks,apparently the cruisers are longer by 40mm.
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:51 pm

Thunder02 wrote:Looking good,what's the plan with the shocks?
Fitting spacers,or longer shocks,apparently the cruisers are longer by 40mm.
going to try it out like it is, was hoping not to buy new shocks, as the old ones are still fine.
will look at the cruiser's ones if it comes to that :thumbup:
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:53 pm

a pic of your gear cover :thumbup: i'm very happy with it and am looking forward to seeing it in action :yahoo:
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:01 pm

Looking good so far. Planning on starting mine in January, complete overhaul and heart transplant. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Froll wrote:Looking good so far. Planning on starting mine in January, complete overhaul and heart transplant. :thumbup: :thumbup:
whats going into your lux?
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Glad the hole for the gear lock is correct,not always easy to work of a pic :thumbup:
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Tarquin wrote:
Froll wrote:Looking good so far. Planning on starting mine in January, complete overhaul and heart transplant. :thumbup: :thumbup:
whats going into your lux?
Have not realy decided yet. Will start a thread when I start.
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Looking vry nice so far
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Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:52 pm

Targuin

The anti rattle springs on the standard brake pads also work om the upgrade brake kit.So if you still have got yours put it back.
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Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:23 pm

i haven't got them anymore, they must have gotten lost with previous owner :evil:
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Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:45 am

Tarquin what is the latest update here?
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Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:02 pm

Lollie wrote:Tarquin what is the latest update here?
i've been waiting on brake plates from hoppy, but he's been too busy to make them so i think i'm going to put my drumbrakes back till he has a chance to do them. otherwise everything else is finished :thumbup:
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