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    I'm thinking about an SFA conversion on my 4x2................
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    Excellent, go for it, will probably be one of a kind.
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    I reckon that one is quicker than Jelo’s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
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    EXACTLY the look I'm hoping for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanvn View Post
    I reckon that one is quicker than Jelo’s

    I found a LONG downhill last week and clocked 142........really chuffed I was.

    Here is the Tata gearbox and T-case combo:



    So RHS front drop, will work with at least 3 different versions of solid front axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I found a LONG downhill last week and clocked 142........really chuffed I was.

    Here is the Tata gearbox and T-case combo:



    So RHS front drop, will work with at least 3 different versions of solid front axle.
    Will it be able to carry the weight of a Patrol diff
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfreesani View Post
    Will it be able to carry the weight of a Patrol diff
    yep

    chassis is very robust

    rear axle is a Dana copy
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    Gear ratio?
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    Those Tata chassis are strong.

    Pity about the rest
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    yep

    chassis is very robust

    rear axle is a Dana copy
    Hopefully a stronger copy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    Those Tata chassis are strong.

    Pity about the rest
    dude my Xenon is made of plate steel, over 240,000km on it, engine is good, gearbox is good, original clutch, no rust, the only expensive bit is the Delphi fuel filter @ R800, the rest is cheap

    I've been under the lorry and the front IFS looks like it was made for a 2 ton truck
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfreesani View Post
    Hopefully a stronger copy.
    nothing wrong with a Dana 60
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    Wow. Lucky jy. D60 onder jou tata. Impressed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfreesani View Post
    Gear ratio?
    dunno yet, will have to investigate

    EDIT:

    REAR AXLE
    Type Salisbury Rear Axle with Semi-Floating Axle Shafts & Limited slip
    differential
    Ratio 3.36 (37/11)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    dunno yet, will have to investigate

    EDIT:

    REAR AXLE
    Type Salisbury Rear Axle with Semi-Floating Axle Shafts & Limited slip
    differential
    Ratio 3.36 (37/11)
    You will have to do ratios if you go for bigger tires.

    And you HAVE to go for bigger tires.
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    Dan kan hy net so wel hilux 4.88 diffs in sit. Voor en agter offset is reg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanvn View Post
    You will have to do ratios if you go for bigger tires.

    And you HAVE to go for bigger tires.
    no I don't, but based on Patrol diff ratios (4.11 and 4.625 and 4.8), I would need to. And I'm not sure where to get a CW&P for that diff.

    So I'll stick to a Defender or D1 front axle at first. Axle with radius arms is cheap, under R3k. Will need to install coil towers but there is plenty of space. The sump is already profiled for a front diff: Tata in their wisdom created the 4x2 off the 4x4 base and just omitted the transfer case and used front hubs without side shaft drive hubs, everything else is exactly the same as the 4x4.

    I can get various ratios for the Land Rover axle in Heavy Duty format. About R4k per axle.

    3.54:1 as standard Land Rover is close enough of a match for off-road use.

    I'll stick with 30" or 31". T-case is 1:2.48.

    If I want to go to 33", I'll need a 4.11 CW&P, but then I think there will be issues with the wheel arches.

    At the moment the engine is understressed and actually quite choked. There is plenty of space for a bigger IC, and I'm running a standard 50mm exhaust. EGR is also not blanked yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Dan kan hy net so wel hilux 4.88 diffs in sit. Voor en agter offset is reg
    ek sit nie daai goeters onder my tata nie
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    But just to humour reenen, I went and looked for Hilux axles:

    R7k a shot

    That's for the leaf spring stuff without leaf springs, drag links, front leaf mounts, rear leaf mounts, shackles etc

    I can buy Discovery front axles with radius arms, panhards and steering stuff all day long for R3.5-R4k.

    All I need is 2 x radius arm chassis brackets, a panhard rod chassis bracket, and two shock / coil towers with coil buckets.
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