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'79 and earlier
*No gusseting
*Prone to bending

'80 to '83
*Short gusseting
*Better, but still susceptible to bending

'84 to '85
*Fully gusseted
*Most sought-after to knuckles Most commonly available gears:
*5.71 (guaranteed to break)

Brute-strength tip
Use the reverse-cut, high-pinion centersection from an FJ-80 up front. They're much stronger than the minitruck units.