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Old 05-15-2008, 06:27 PM   #1
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front differential spacer question

hi i am not a mechanic.....i have no idea what a front differential looks like but i am trying to put the spacer drop in that came with my kit.....does anybody have a clear picture to show me
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hi i am not a mechanic.....i have no idea what a front differential looks like but i am trying to put the spacer drop in that came with my kit.....does anybody have a clear picture to show me
first major question to make sure we're all on the same page....ur a 4x4, right?
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If you aren't 4x4 what options do you have in the front to decrease the harsh CV angles?
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:33 AM   #4
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If you aren't 4x4 what options do you have in the front to decrease the harsh CV angles?
If you are a PreRunner and are worried about your CV angles, have no fear! There arnt any on a PreRunner.
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NICE! except i was hoping for another cool mod.
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NICE! except i was hoping for another cool mod.
Well, putting a diff drop on a PreRunner is much more involved than on a 4x4, as you have to add a differential to the front. Then a drive shaft, transfercase, etc..
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well, putting a diff drop on a prerunner is much more involved than on a 4x4, as you have to add a differential to the front. Then a drive shaft, transfercase, etc..
so if i have a non-4x4 trd sport taco and plan on putting a 3'' toytec lift....i don't need the front differential??? I do plan on getting the shock extenders but i've read on other forums that i don't need a newer uca. Is that true???
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Well, putting a diff drop on a PreRunner is much more involved than on a 4x4, as you have to add a differential to the front. Then a drive shaft, transfercase, etc..
OK, so first, I need to make it into a 4x4? then I need to get those fancy mud flaps?
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so if i have a non-4x4 trd sport taco and plan on putting a 3'' toytec lift....i don't need the front differential??? I do plan on getting the shock extenders but i've read on other forums that i don't need a newer uca. Is that true???

A diff. is what makes your truck 4x4. You don't have that so you don't need to drop it, nor do you need the UCA's as you don't have CV joints.
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A diff. is what makes your truck 4x4. You don't have that so you don't need to drop it, nor do you need the UCA's as you don't have CV joints.
the uca's play a big part in getting the alignment perfect, not just cv angles
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A diff. is what makes your truck 4x4. You don't have that so you don't need to drop it, nor do you need the UCA's as you don't have CV joints.
The UCAs help with alignment issues regardless of the drivetrain. I'd recommend them if you're going for 3" of lift, but they're not a requirement.
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