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changing the rear diff

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 03Taco4x4, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Feb 11, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    03Taco4x4

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    lookin to put a 2wd diff into my truck for the summer. something with higher gears cause my truck sucks on gas and i drive almost 80 miles a day. i'm guessing as long as i pull the front drive shaft i should be ok? any input would be helpful
     
  2. Feb 11, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    For the amount of money (a lot), I'd suggest you just buy an old beat up Honda Civic and get twice the mileage. Even if it did cost a little more to buy an old car, you'd make up the difference pretty quick at the pump.

    Not to mention the hassle of seasonally switching all of that stuff back and forth.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    98tacoma27

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