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diff drop or carrier bearing drop?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacosupreme54, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Aug 23, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    tacosupreme54

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    please explain the difference between these two to me. i am trying to eliminate a vibe i get between 5mph and 25mph. anybody know which one will work better, or should i just do both? please offer your experience/advice. thanks.
     
  2. Aug 23, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Diff Drop lowers the front differential. Carrier Beraing drop lowers the carrier bearing behind the transmission.

    Personally, I would do axle shims before the carrier bearing drop.
     
  3. Aug 23, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    I make CB drop brackets for the first gen and the Tundra, I really need to get the 2nd gen bracket available. It has cured vibe problems on every truck that got one. I'm not saying it's a magic cure all, (has been on the Tundra's though) but it definitely gets the center of the shafts to a more normal angle since most kits only come with a few washers to use as spacers. I'll get moving on this bracket for you guys. I add a 3rd attachment point to the top that uses a factory hole in the crossmember and gives some extra support in this important/sloppy area.

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  4. Aug 23, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    thanks guys, any other opinions/suggestions/past experiences??
     
  5. Aug 24, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    wait for beefed taco to make a bracket for the 2nd gens.

    i just put one of his drop kits on my 1st gen and the difference is amazing. truck drives smoother, accelerates smoother... just feels all around much better. the quality of the bracket was top notch too

    thanks again Brian!
     
  6. Aug 25, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    MAtrdguy

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    I agree....wait for beefedtaco , to make you a diff drop and or a carrier bearing....DONT waste your money going to ToyTec...( I did and regret it)

    I'll stand in line to get the carrier bearing that he has a pic of
     
  7. Aug 25, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    yeah, the beefed taco part is much better than the junk toytec sells

    here's his 1st gen bracket i put on my truck over the weekend

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  8. Aug 25, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    I already PMed him for a time line !! I WANT one !!
     
  9. Aug 25, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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  10. Aug 25, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    We actually don't manufacture a carrier bearing drop kit. We sell the OME kit which according to them is the correct amount of drop for 3 inches of lift.
     
  11. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    Hey guys I have been reading all about the carrier bearing drop for all the lifts and its curring the vib problem. But mine is stock and I have the same issues as you all do, shutter on take off and the 5-30 mph fast vibration. Any thoughts.
     
  12. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    Does it go away in 4WD?
     
  13. May 1, 2014 at 7:39 PM
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    not sure if I should post in here or start a new thread. But I have a similar problem with my 06 taco. Not sure if I'm crazy, but I too could feel/hear a vibration sound while driving over the winter. I recently just had a 3" levelling kit installed and now I can reeeally hear the vibs. I'm mostly just looking for some advice as to what I can do to fix it from some one more experienced. I've called around and taken the truck to a couple shops. but no one seems to know what is actually casing it.:confused:
     
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