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Old 11-04-2008, 11:50 PM   #1
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Front diff lowering kit?

I'm going to be installing a OME lift kit 885 and dakars, no spacers, will I need to lower the diff? If so where would you install the spacers to lower it?
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:55 PM   #2
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No need to get a diff drop unless you're going over 3". Are you going over 3"?
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No 2.75 I think
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:11 AM   #4
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You should be OK with that, but I'll let others chime in on this too.
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I got 2.5 lift in the front and i got spacers in mine, anything to help the cv angle
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i'd do it anyways. it only costs $20....better safe then sorry
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I was thinking it was a good idea also. I would probably just make my own spacers, but where do they go? Its a pretty funky front diff on these trucks. I looked at the kit at allpro.com and couldnt figure it out. I'll have to get under the truck again and have a look. Thanks everyone!
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I was thinking it was a good idea also. I would probably just make my own spacers, but where do they go? Its a pretty funky front diff on these trucks. I looked at the kit at allpro.com and couldnt figure it out. I'll have to get under the truck again and have a look. Thanks everyone!
if u follow where the diff mounts to the frame, there are 2 long bolts. basically all the diff drop is, is a 1" longer bolt, a 1" aluminum spacer, and a washer...
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alright Ill have a look and put something together. I've got most of the lift done!! Just need to make a plate and get some U bolts!
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thanks a bunch man that pic helps tons. I see what the square spacer is for in the toytec kit.
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Thanks but I think I can get the rest to work. I hope. I would buy the drop kit from toytec, but Im in Canada and shipping/duty/tax/exchange rate make cheap things expensive fast.
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luk8272- were you able to get the rear skid plate to work? I have a setup like that with skid plate spacers in the same spot and the rear skid plate won't work right. Thanks
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luk8272- were you able to get the rear skid plate to work? I have a setup like that with skid plate spacers in the same spot and the rear skid plate won't work right. Thanks

I have a question first. What do you mean by rear skid plate, an actual skid plate somewhere in the rear of your truck, or do you mean the rear of the skid plate? If you mean the rear of the front yes mine works fine had to fiddle with it a bit.
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I guess I should have messed with it for a little more than 5 minutes before relying on the forum! That was pretty simple. Thanks luk for reassuring me that it was possible and that I was on the right track!
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