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Old 12-10-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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CV Angle?

Here is a shot of my CV joint angle. Is it angled too much? Should I lower my coilovers a bit or do you think they will settle some what?

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Here is a shot of my CV joint angle. Is it angled too much? Should I lower my coilovers a bit or do you think they will settle some what?

i have seen worse. what do you have the coilovers set at now??
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:50 PM   #3
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I'm not the greatest with my Taco but where exactly in that picture is the cv joint? Also, when I install my toytec diff drop in a couple of days, will it mess with my alignment or anything?
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I didn't measure my stock height but with 265/75/16 tires my fenders sit @ 39"s. I just installed them this weekend, do you think they will settle a bit?
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I'm not the greatest with my Taco but where exactly in that picture is the cv joint? Also, when I install my toytec diff drop in a couple of days, will it mess with my alignment or anything?
look right to the left of the tire.....the black boot there.......thats the cv. and installing the diff drop shouldnt do anything to your alignment.
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I'm not the greatest with my Taco but where exactly in that picture is the cv joint? Also, when I install my toytec diff drop in a couple of days, will it mess with my alignment or anything?
The CV shaft is the bar with the green sticker on it. A diff drop wont mess with your alignment.
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I didn't measure my stock height but with 265/75/16 tires my fenders sit @ 39"s. I just installed them this weekend, do you think they will settle a bit?
yeah, im pretty sure they will settle some dude. if you dont hear any clicking and popping, i dont think you got anything to worry about for a good while.
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Sounds good ! I'll measure again in about 2 weeks and see if my height drops.
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you should wait a week or two to see how much the springs settle, then go from there if any adjustments are needed.
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The CV shaft is the bar with the green sticker on it. A diff drop wont mess with your alignment.
Oh okay got yah. Now how is it supposed to look? Level and straight?
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Oh okay got yah. Now how is it supposed to look? Level and straight?
generally speaking the rule of thumb is you don't want the ribs of the CV boots touching each other.
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you should wait a week or two to see how much the springs settle, then go from there if any adjustments are needed.
Thats the plan!

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Oh okay got yah. Now how is it supposed to look? Level and straight?
I'm not too sure... I doubt they sit leveled @ stock height, just not as angled.
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I'm not too sure... I doubt they sit leveled @ stock height, just not as angled.
Oh okay. I got my truck lifted on Monday so when I get my diff drop kit here by this weekend hopefully, should I just install them?
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Oh okay. I got my truck lifted on Monday so when I get my diff drop kit here by this weekend hopefully, should I just install them?
Yes you should, its an easy install.
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Yes you should, its an easy install.
So I assume you don't have a diff drop on yours?
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So I assume you don't have a diff drop on yours?
I got one, it was the first thing I installed when I originally only had 5100s.
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To me, it looks like your fins are touching. If this is the case, lower it a bit. If the fins are rubbing each other, they are gonna wear down eventually leading to a split in them dumping all the grease out. If they are touching when sittin still, they are gonna be much worse when traveling over bumps.
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To me, it looks like your fins are touching. If this is the case, lower it a bit. If the fins are rubbing each other, they are gonna wear down eventually leading to a split in them dumping all the grease out. If they are touching when sittin still, they are gonna be much worse when traveling over bumps.
Should I wait a bit and see if my coilovers settle a bit?
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Should I wait a bit and see if my coilovers settle a bit?
I dont know. They dont usually last that long when the boots are rubbing like that. If it were me, I would lower it a little, until the fins arent touching. If the springs sag, then you can raise them back up.
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I dont know. They dont usually last that long when the boots are rubbing like that. If it were me, I would lower it a little, until the fins arent touching. If the springs sag, then you can raise them back up.
+1. Kindof a pain, but I agree with Chris. You don't want to be driving down the road and blow that thing. Because it will happen at the wrong time!
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