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2002 Tacoma 3 Inch Lift w/ Diff Drop

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by racenfrk313, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Feb 24, 2012 at 5:18 AM
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    racenfrk313

    racenfrk313 [OP] Member

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    I have seen a lot of people talking about how a diff drops on tacomas really dont make a difference with the CV angle and that the CV boots will still rip. Is this true? Has anyone else had this happen to them?
     
  2. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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    Tacomadude89

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    -Bilstein 5100 Series shocks on all 4 corners -Rancho HD lift coils -1/4" Toytec driverside top plate spacer -Toytec 1" diff drop -Wheelers 1.5" AAL's -Toytec 1" lift shackles -Revtek extended length BPV bracket -285/75/16 BFG KO T/A's -Pro Comp rims -ET Conical tyle lug nuts -Spidertrax 1.5" wheel Spacers -CV Boot slide mod -TRD skid plate -Magnaflow 14" round muffler -Shortened tailpipe hidden behind framerail -Toyota bug deflector -Weathertech floormats -Black leather seat covers -Valentine 1 Radar Detector
    Welcome to TW.

    A lot of people are against diff drops and say they are worthless, but many like me run them as they do help lower the angles a bit. Less angle is less stress on them, so to me it's no question at all.

    Regarding ripped boots, check out the 'boot slide mod' sticky at the top of the page.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    Cvd2312

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    When I ordered my 5100's, I asked Down South Motorsports the same question, and they said they would recommend a diff drop. That's good enough for me, especially since they're only like $30
     
  4. Feb 25, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    2 years...no diff drop, no torn boots...ever. waste of money IMO
     
  5. Feb 25, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    They don't do a whole lot of anything on 2nd gens, but a lot of people reccomend then for 1st gens. It'll help the most if you don't have locking hubs and do a lot of highway miles
     
  6. Feb 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    racenfrk313

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    Thanks for the comments guys, I just did the boot slide mod so that should do the trick along with the diff drop.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    I have a diff drop, still tore a boot. So I dont know... Did the boot slide mod about 1000 miles ago, we'll see if it works.
     
  8. Mar 21, 2012 at 5:10 AM
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    Diff drop + CV boot slide mod and no problems as of now!
     
  9. Mar 21, 2012 at 5:20 AM
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    racenfrk313

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    Thanks for all of the advice
     
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