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Old 07-29-2013, 06:23 PM   #12801
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I asked this a couple of days ago, but did't get any responses. So, I am asking, again.

I am confused on whether or not to do a diff drop on a 1st gen 4WD with a MT? I have heard it is a good idea and I have heard it's not. Just wondering if you 4 wheelers have dropped your diffs or not. If so, what's your experience with them and if not, how come?
I think 1st Gen diff drops actually help a little bit, but I'm not 100%. 2nd Gen diff drops are a definite no.

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Old 07-29-2013, 06:46 PM   #12802
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I think 1st Gen diff drops actually help a little bit, but I'm not 100%. 2nd Gen diff drops are a definite no.

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Yep, 2nd gens are pretty much a definite no and 1st gens seem to be about 50% yes, 50% no... haha

I would still say don't bother. 1st and 2nd gen front ends are set up pretty similarly and the results are negligible IMO. Besides CV boots are cheap and will still last thousands and thousands of miles even if they are rubbing.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:51 PM   #12803
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Yep, 2nd gens are pretty much a definite no and 1st gens seem to be about 50% yes, 50% no... haha

I would still say don't bother. 1st and 2nd gen front ends are set up pretty similarly and the results are negligible IMO. Besides CV boots are cheap and will still last thousands and thousands of miles even if they are rubbing.
Are the boots the only thing that might be affected by not doing the diff drop? I thought it might affect the CV's themselves or might possibly cause them to bind, at least that was my understanding. My truck's front diff doesn't get used that much, anyway, so maybe I won't bother with it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:01 PM   #12804
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I have a diff drop on mine....for the sole reason that i am too lazy to take it off. Didnt really notice a difference before and after

mainly to protect CV boots.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:01 PM   #12805
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I have a diff drop on mine....for the sole reason that i am too lazy to take it off. Didnt really notice a difference before and after

mainly to protect CV boots.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:38 PM   #12806
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Are the boots the only thing that might be affected by not doing the diff drop? I thought it might affect the CV's themselves or might possibly cause them to bind, at least that was my understanding. My truck's front diff doesn't get used that much, anyway, so maybe I won't bother with it.
You won't start binding the CV's from just lift unless we are talking about a lot of lift. 4"+ of lift and you would want a drop bracket lift since even a diff drop won't save your CV's then... haha but even 4-6" of lift likely won't cause the CV's to bind, it would just destroy your boots very very quickly.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:54 PM   #12807
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I need to find a way to get to my UCA grease zerks.....


Fucking cheap ass lowes grease gun hose doesnt fit on the grease gun it's built for....
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:59 PM   #12808
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He doesn't know about that run yet but ya, he's going. Not sure he'll roll the heep but he's going
is that the aug 3 run?

i'm planning like the 8th-11th on being there...most likely
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #12809
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You won't start binding the CV's from just lift unless we are talking about a lot of lift. 4"+ of lift and you would want a drop bracket lift since even a diff drop won't save your CV's then... haha but even 4-6" of lift likely won't cause the CV's to bind, it would just destroy your boots very very quickly.
Cool. Thanks
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:23 PM   #12810
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Is it ok to loosen the UCA bolt to grease the zerks without disconnecting the UCA from the spindle?
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:48 PM   #12811
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Is it ok to loosen the UCA bolt to grease the zerks without disconnecting the UCA from the spindle?
Of course, that's the way it should be done actually. Don't forget to re-torque tho.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:49 PM   #12812
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is that the aug 3 run?

i'm planning like the 8th-11th on being there...most likely
Dang...going to a concert that weekend/have to hang around for the wife's Bday
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:55 PM   #12813
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Of course, that's the way it should be done actually. Don't forget to re-torque tho.
Thanks, I need a bigger wrench these bitches are tight
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:01 AM   #12814
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is changing a zerk as easy as unscrewing the old one and screwing in the new one?

i have one on my UCA that doesnt accept grease....clogged with something, didnt want my grease gun to explode trying to get it in
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:08 AM   #12815
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is changing a zerk as easy as unscrewing the old one and screwing in the new one?

i have one on my UCA that doesnt accept grease....clogged with something, didnt want my grease gun to explode trying to get it in
Yes just becareful you dont break it off.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:54 AM   #12816
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^^^^^^^^This

if you do it becomes an extremely difficult task
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:12 AM   #12817
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if it breaks an easy-out removes it in about ten seconds. you don't even need to drill a pilot for the easy-out since its already hollow...
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if it breaks an easy-out removes it in about ten seconds. you don't even need to drill a pilot for the easy-out since its already hollow...
I didnt have easy outs when I broke mine, so I had to drill it out and then tap the hole...
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I didnt have easy outs when I broke mine, so I had to drill it out and then tap the hole...
Ah yes, the proper tools always make things easier.

When I come upon needing a tool, the best thing is to buy it rather than find a way around needing it. Then you have it for next time. Now I rarely have this problem.

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In thinking about wrapping it with some gauze and then trying to screw it out
They usually have wrench flats on the so you can use a small wrench and spin it right out.
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