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Old 02-24-2014, 10:51 AM   #1
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96 Tacoma Do I need a diff drop?



Pic from the Craiglist ad. Looks pretty, but not so much. Frame was bent, windsheild broken, upholstery torn, water damaged head unit, blown speakers, broken door lock, and fried blower fan. But I bought it anyway. Replaced the windsheild, stereo system, door lock, and blower fan. Repaired the upholstery and had the frame straightened. It did already have a 3" body lift and and Injen intake.


All fixed, now time for fun stuff...


Debadged and I bought a set of 2002 stock alloys with 285x75r16 BFG's for $190 on Craigslist and sold the old steelies for $100. No center caps, but thats ok for now, someday. Now I have a small amount of frame rub, so I want to put on some wheel spacers. I am concerned about fender rub with the spacers so I ordered a set of Eibach lift springs and Bilstein 5100's, as well as the spacers. Not sure if I need a diff drop. I should have installed in the next couple weeks. I will post more pics when it happens.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:50 AM   #3
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It helps to have it. Doesn't cost that much either
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Did the diff drop, really close to the UCA's, so spidertrax going on this weekend
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:19 PM   #6
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spaced out


spidertrax installed, alignment tomorrow
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:41 PM   #7
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what to do with rear

I wanted it sit a little higher in the front, now I think its a little too much of a difference. Contemplating lifting the rear a little more. 2" toytec shackles and billies in the rear might be in order.
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Truck is looking GREAT!
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Truck is looking GREAT!
Thanks!! My first truck, loving playing with it. My wife hates it.
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Blown cv boot and seal on the steering rack. Two new axles and new rack on the way. Rear shocks are going to have to wait.
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You fix the frame?
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Yes, I had the frame straightened. Fortunately I have a friend with a frame machine so I had it fixed cheap.
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Thanks to Gary Mardikian in the south bay (Mardikian Frame and Alignment) for fixing my truck. Rides nice and straight. It was driving down the street sideways when I bought it.
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