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RunninWild 07-18-2015 08:33 PM

Land rover axles?
I was at pick a part today and noticed an 87 land rover with solid axles still intact and in good shape. Does anyone do this swap? The rover was coil sprung and I'd probably just cut the mounts and go the yj route but I was just curious if there were any advantages or disadvantages of the toyo axle swap? In my area those axles are hard to find and expensive, these looked to be in fairly good shape, had the pumpkin in the right place and had 4 way disc brakes and all the steering still intact. Is there any kits out there for mating them to the transfer case? I don't have much experience doing heavy modifications so I'm thinking this might be too advanced?

If my google skills are worth anything the gear ratio is 3.54 which would be perfect for my diesel swap! Think it might even have an E locker?

this is the donor

Richard T 09-07-2017 10:00 AM

There are no kits, but welding on tabs to match your previous locations would be the same. Land Rovers in that year range are cheap, often with nice interior, but the engines seem to always be junk at 120k miles or less.

I have thought of using them in my Sidekick, but the gearing options are not there for my application. I am running 5.12s now and need to move up for even bigger tires.

scottiej 12-20-2017 09:01 AM

Quite a common swap in the UK because they are everywhere and cheap but in reality for the weight they aren't that great.

OK under a light vehicle but the shafts, CVs and diffs are weak. I actually think samurai diffs are stronger :funny: The shafts in them aren't that much stronger either, The rear shafts in samurai axles are pretty much the same size, it's only that the rover axles are full floating that makes the shafts last a bit longer.

And as said above the gear ratio selection sucks unless you want to spend a lot of money.

I would honestly rather run built Samurai axles.

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