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Old 12-03-2014, 09:57 AM
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Well as the title states I have begun the process of undetaking a Solid Axle Swap on my 08 D22

The Diff is out of a 1993 TB42 auto, has 3.9 ratios but more importantly the housing is dead straight and been used primarily as a soccer mum's car and hence little offroad use.

Ill be buying the calmini kit and using 12" fox remote res coilovers

Let the fun and games begin!
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:02 AM
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First step was securing the GQ axle, hung out for 4 months to find the right one and only paid $175 for it which is cheap in Perth. Most units go for around the $400 mark with Gu diffs around the $600 - 1000 mark
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:05 AM
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I then spent a day stripping it down, had to buy a 54mm socket, $22 later from veals
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:11 AM
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I then busted out the 4" grinder and spent a long time removing the radius arm brackets, coil hats and all of the other crap.
Another few hours on the grinder removing the welds and I was left with a bare housing

Next setp is to remove the welds on the knuckles and flip them around. My mate who is a boily by trade will be doing the welding for me
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nice one, i wonder if this thread will get as long as joshy's
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haha 140 odd pages, Ive just got my hands on some MK knuckles so the hi steer is sorted. The next stage will be building the diff and redoing the hub seals.
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Old 13-03-2014, 02:18 AM
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Nice, good luck. If you are goin to flip the diff to suit the Navara transfer don't forget they don't last long.
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Nice, good luck. If you are goin to flip the diff to suit the Navara transfer don't forget they don't last long.
im also curious about this.

Will you be re-drilling the housing to have the diff center flipped? so its the correct way up once you flip the diff? properly have to cut out the front housing and move it 180 degree's to, for the main gear-cutout.

Or are you going a patrol gearbox conversion to?

or do you plan to leave the centre upside down? wont this cause issues with oil feed etc, not being able to have the diff oil level high enough to be on the main contact components?

do you have any plans for a lokka?
Manual lokka?
LSD from a terrano?
Electronic or air lokka?

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Diff housing will be flipped, I have already cut off the front cover and flipped it. Had to cut 2 of the diff studs off, the rest lined up.

As for the transfer case, ill use the TX 10 until it dies. I have a spare chain I can swap out aswell. Might upgrade to a 2 speed Atlas if I can get it to bolt up to the gearbox.

gearbox conversion was put in the "too hard category"

I will drill and tap a new sump plug. The fill plug is in the right spot

I will be putting an E Locker in it. Should have some more progress pics after this weekend
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yep, be watching this with interest.
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