Originally Posted by PSU Taco85
If the diff drop is so great why didn't Toyota just include it in the first place?
I had one on and removed it, made absolutely no difference in cv angles. Did not take pictures since it is a fact, and facts do not require proof they are known to be true. I'm sorry I wasted the money on two longer bolts and metal hockey pucks.
That's just silly. The diff drop isn't a magic elixir that is supposed to cure all and make everything better. Toyota didn't include a diff drop because if a lower diff would have been better (for stock height) they would have just designed the differential to be lower in the first place. Toyota already put the differential at the optimal place for a stock
suspension. No seller or producer of a diff drop has (to the best of my knowledge) ever made a claim that it makes a change that one should expect to be "great". If one had that expectation then it was unrealistic. When we lift our rigs it changes the geometry. Small changes can make a difference as the miles and trails tick by.
I'm guessing that when you said it made "absolutely no difference" you were exaggerating a bit to try and make a point. If you meant to say it doesn't make a huge change in CV angle then I'd have to agree but if you truly think it made no difference then you were not paying much attention and were sleeping in your high school geometry class. Maybe the cute girl in class was wearing her magic sweater that day
No man is immune to those kinds of distractive powers ha!
Through basic trig you could measure the difference the diff dropped and how much that reduced the CV angle.
You would be more right if you said math doesn't lie. Post up some numbers to show that the differential drop made absolutely no difference and let your peers review your numbers to verify them. You will be vindicated if you are right or will have learned something if you are mistaken. Either way it's a good thing.