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Rovota rear axle: DIY HD rear axle?

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As some oy you will know, Rovertracks used to offer a kit for adapting the Toyota hypoid diff + 30 splines shafts to the Rover housing. Shafts were bespoke: Toyota diff end and Rover pattern hub end.

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And here the (vapour) DIY build cheap version...

-Secondhand FJ80 3rd member

-Stock Toyota shafts

-Since Toyota shafts are longer than Rovers, some kind of wheel spacers will be added to Rover hubs, with Toyota drive flange end stud pattern at the end side.

Will that work?

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Thats not a fj80 diff o_teunico, it looks like a late hilux rear.

A better solution to your shaft problem would be a set of longfields cut to length shafts, and remachine the rover hub to suit the toyota drive flanges.

Why not just fit the complete fj80 rear axle? other than the carp brakes everything else is much beter on the fj80.

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Complete axle swap will need MoT approval, and that means nearly 1000 eur only in paperwork. Maintaining the Rover housing will avoid that.

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I believe that if you look into it, a serious modification to the landy axel to take a yota diff is also not allowed? I could be wrong, but I believe you are facing a 'type approval' problem, where only OE components are allowed.

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If I could fit a toyo diff I will try cheating MoT tester and convince him that it is the ARB it has on the paperwork!

Buying a Toyota? Errrr...NO!

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Get customs shafts made to suit...or, what Dan suggested.

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Not so sure I see the point to highly modding a Rover axle with other make parts, might as well leave axle looking standard and have diff fitted out with a HD R&P, locked and pegged and HD half shafts with members to suit, break that baby OT :ph34r:

Yes it may cost some tokens to get the necessary but it completely avoids any issues with a resultant inspection following an accident that could see you with a bigger problem than a broken truck!!!

Something like that would only be viable in an off road only application or a system like the UK where you can get it approved easily.

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hmmm for a DIY there is a bit of paid machine work to cut a spline adapter, the cheaper option would be to get a set of fine spline 40 series cruiser axles and cut the drive flanges and cut spines to fit the rover drive flanges this would be alot cheaper

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