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Old 11-16-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Differential Drop Comparison

okay, so i'm tired of my skid plates not fitting right with this differential drop in so did a little test to see how much they actually help, and this is what I came up with

I have icon c/o at 2.75'' with total chaos uca's

I put the camera on a tripod to hold it still and took pictures on the same spot so it would be easy to compare.

This is a picture with the diff drop in and the truck on jack stands w/ wheels in the air


This with no diff drop and the truck still on stands


Here is what they cv angles look like with a diff drop in and the truck sitting on the ground


and what the angles are on the ground w/ no drop


I didn't take the same picture 4 times and call it a night, i was actually very surprised to see how little it effected it. I'm not sure what the effect on vibes will be. I had no vibes before so we'll see if they show up with no diff drop in

I'm not claiming that a differential drop doesn't do anything or whatnot. I'm just showing a comparison w/ it and w/o it
I just thought it was very interesting and thought i should share it and let people make up their mind weather they think it's worth it or not

so basically my .02 on the subject.
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:01 PM   #2
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Kinda why I tell people not to bother with it unless needed. It only changes the angle less than 2*
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shit ur speedy

i'm not trying to say they're good or bad, although the pictures kinda point to one side more than the other. i just there to be a good set of pictures for people so see the results
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:10 PM   #4
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Looking at these pics reminds me of going to an eye doctor. Is that a one....or a two?

Hell I can't tell the difference. Thanks, now I won't waste my time with a diff drop.
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Yea I agree. killer thread. People always told me how important it is to have the diff drop. pfff guess not
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:39 PM   #6
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When you compare the last two pictures, there's a bump or spot on the right hand side of the lower portion of the shock about half way down...you can see a difference in angle there between that spot and the cv axle.
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Im guessing its not that important been lifted for 50k and, no cv or boot problems?
Hows that Five pin?



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Good post!

I cannot see any difference?
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I thought this was about diff drops?
Somebody left the garage door open and I wandered.........
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:53 PM   #10
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I got it Chad..


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C'mon Mr......
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:20 PM   #11
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my diff drop cured some vibes which i assume were coming from the cv's since it intensified at full lock.. May only be 2 degrees change but that can be affect more than you think.. minor trim on the skidplate, and mine went on fine.. Just my .02
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my diff drop cured some vibes which i assume were coming from the cv's since it intensified at full lock.. May only be 2 degrees change but that can be affect more than you think.. minor trim on the skidplate, and mine went on fine.. Just my .02

I am curious how fast you were going at full lock to feel vibes?
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at 3" i had a pretty good "growl" up to 25 and back down.. full lock in either direction slow in a parking lot felt similar so i chose to "drop" the dif.. now only have the 7mph shudder
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at 3" i had a pretty good "growl" up to 25 and back down.. full lock in either direction slow in a parking lot felt similar so i chose to "drop" the dif.. now only have the 7mph shudder
Well there is your problem.
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I ordered the diff drop with my lift (not on yet). I know some people say it's not necessary. They are probably right but I figured I'd err on the side of caution. It's a $30 insurance policy. Worst case scenario, it does me no good. It won't hurt anything. As a poster mentioned earlier, it's only 2*, but 2* may get you an extra 10,000 miles out of your CV's. Who knows?
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:51 PM   #17
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yah, as long as it doesn't make things worse and you don't care about the cost, then it's fine to put one on. who nows, maybe you'll get vibes before w/o the drop, or maybe not....but it won't hurt to just put them on anyways
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