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Old 10-29-2008, 02:18 AM   #1
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drive shaft drop and axle shims

I finally decided to get the 3 in. Toytec lift ...885's, alcan aal, nitro shocks, front diff drop. Do I need to get the rear axle shims??? What about the drive shaft bearing drop kit??? I want to make sure so I dont end up paying for more shipping cost... ....... HAWAII ............. any comments??? Different lifts????? Please help before I press the CONFIRM ORDER button. .
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:11 AM   #2
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Im thinking about getting the toytec kit also, need to know about the drive shaft drop and axle shims as well.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:16 AM   #3
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Are you guys talking about like a differential drop?? I think from what I've read...you can go without it...but you risk some binding and catching issues in certain flex positions.

To do it "right" you should get it.

I just talked with a Toytec rep about a 3 inch lift...and he didn't mention anything about axel shims....If you ahve issues with vibrations you can get them later...but since you are trying to save a few bones....Skip them for now and see how it works out??


PS...Someone who has a lift or knows wtf they are talking about is prolly going to say something different...I'd go with what they say.
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I originally just got the toytec shims and still got vibs going from 5-10 MPH, after I installed a drive shaft (carrier bearing) drop all my vibs went away. They are cheap enough that I would just order them. I tried getting washer and that didn't work our too good. For $10 you might as well get the real thing.
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I originally just got the toytec shims and still got vibs going from 5-10 MPH, after I installed a drive shaft (carrier bearing) drop all my vibs went away. They are cheap enough that I would just order them. I tried getting washer and that didn't work our too good. For $10 you might as well get the real thing.
And that is good info- ::thinks about adding axel shims into his list::
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And that is good info- ::thinks about adding axel shims into his list::
Either you pay $19 now and it will be included for the same shipping price or $30 later ($19 + $11 shipping).
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I installed shims and no center bearing drop with no issues.
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I did the 3" toytec a couple weeks ago and I am doing the shims this weekend. I got some vibration in the rear end that i hope this will fix..
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I originally just got the toytec shims and still got vibs going from 5-10 MPH, after I installed a drive shaft (carrier bearing) drop all my vibs went away. They are cheap enough that I would just order them. I tried getting washer and that didn't work our too good. For $10 you might as well get the real thing.
was your vibe in the front or rear?
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When it comes to axle shims... Every situation is different.

Shims come in different sizes and if you start off with a smaller sized shim - you can get bigger ones if you're still experiencing vibes. I think the smallest sized shims you can get are like 2.5 degrees.

If you get shims - try to get steal shims. Avoid alluminum shims - as they're soft and flatten out over time. When they flatten, that makes your u-bolts loosen up and you can break centering pins.

If you're not offroading 'hard' - then you could go without the diff drop. But definately get the diff drop if you're doing some hard offroading.
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Hey thanks you guys. Its always nice to get some opinions. This takes the quess work out. Thats what I like about this site........Im pushing the PURCHASE NOW button right now. Will let you guys know how it all comes out. AAUURIIIIGHHHHT..................
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Got um shipped to Kauai

I ordered from ToyTec a couple weeks ago. Got coil overs and AALs, with all the other stuff. It doesn't add that much, if any to the shipping cost. Now I just gotta install um.
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Anyone running the ome nitros 140's and 182. Hows the match with the 885 springs. I want it stiffer than what it is now(stock) but not toooo stiff. I want to add a bull bar or bumper later on............ any thoughts?????
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was your vibe in the front or rear?
Rear, felt more like center though. Where the carrier bearing meets.
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I originally just got the toytec shims and still got vibs going from 5-10 MPH, after I installed a drive shaft (carrier bearing) drop all my vibs went away. They are cheap enough that I would just order them. I tried getting washer and that didn't work our too good. For $10 you might as well get the real thing.
So you have the shims and the carrier bearing drop kit too? Which do you have on?
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tested it out this weekend

The coilovers work great. Rocks, logs, water and mud NP
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Diff drop, carrier bearing drop and shims...smooth.
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