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CV Angle?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dtrujillo63, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Dec 10, 2008 at 10:43 PM
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    dtrujillo63

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    Here is a shot of my CV joint angle. Is it angled too much? Should I lower my coilovers a bit or do you think they will settle some what?

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  2. Dec 10, 2008 at 10:47 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i have seen worse:D. what do you have the coilovers set at now??
     
  3. Dec 10, 2008 at 10:50 PM
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    I'm not the greatest with my Taco but where exactly in that picture is the cv joint? Also, when I install my toytec diff drop in a couple of days, will it mess with my alignment or anything?:confused:
     
  4. Dec 10, 2008 at 10:51 PM
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    I didn't measure my stock height but with 265/75/16 tires my fenders sit @ 39"s. I just installed them this weekend, do you think they will settle a bit?
     
  5. Dec 10, 2008 at 10:51 PM
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    look right to the left of the tire.....the black boot there.......thats the cv. and installing the diff drop shouldnt do anything to your alignment.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2008 at 10:52 PM
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    The CV shaft is the bar with the green sticker on it. A diff drop wont mess with your alignment.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2008 at 10:52 PM
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    yeah, im pretty sure they will settle some dude. if you dont hear any clicking and popping, i dont think you got anything to worry about for a good while.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2008 at 10:54 PM
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    Sounds good :D! I'll measure again in about 2 weeks and see if my height drops.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2008 at 10:55 PM
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    you should wait a week or two to see how much the springs settle, then go from there if any adjustments are needed.
     
  10. Dec 10, 2008 at 10:57 PM
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    Oh okay got yah. Now how is it supposed to look? Level and straight?
     
  11. Dec 10, 2008 at 11:01 PM
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    generally speaking the rule of thumb is you don't want the ribs of the CV boots touching each other.
     
  12. Dec 10, 2008 at 11:02 PM
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    Thats the plan!

    I'm not too sure... I doubt they sit leveled @ stock height, just not as angled.
     
  13. Dec 10, 2008 at 11:05 PM
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    Oh okay. I got my truck lifted on Monday so when I get my diff drop kit here by this weekend hopefully, should I just install them?
     
  14. Dec 10, 2008 at 11:10 PM
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    Yes you should, its an easy install.
     
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    So I assume you don't have a diff drop on yours?
     
  16. Dec 10, 2008 at 11:20 PM
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    I got one, it was the first thing I installed when I originally only had 5100s.
     
  17. Dec 11, 2008 at 4:51 AM
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    To me, it looks like your fins are touching. If this is the case, lower it a bit. If the fins are rubbing each other, they are gonna wear down eventually leading to a split in them dumping all the grease out. If they are touching when sittin still, they are gonna be much worse when traveling over bumps.
     
  18. Dec 11, 2008 at 10:32 AM
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    Should I wait a bit and see if my coilovers settle a bit?
     
  19. Dec 11, 2008 at 3:32 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I dont know. They dont usually last that long when the boots are rubbing like that. If it were me, I would lower it a little, until the fins arent touching. If the springs sag, then you can raise them back up.
     
  20. Dec 11, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    +1. Kindof a pain, but I agree with Chris. You don't want to be driving down the road and blow that thing. Because it will happen at the wrong time!
     
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