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diff drop question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mfkokoska, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Mar 10, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    mfkokoska

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    im putting a 1" diif drop on my 03'. the question is once i drop the diif an inch will my skid plate fit back on or do i have to do some mods to it. the skid plate is the one that came with the truck. 4x4 trd double cab. thanks!

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  2. Mar 10, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    JLee

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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    the Diff drop kit comes with the spacers to reinstall the skids.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    ruler

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    before I make a thread I have a similar question, how necessary do you think the front diff drop is if I plan to lift my truck 3 inches ?
     
  4. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    jberry813

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    My CV's are at a pretty knarly angle right with the diff drop and only set at 2.75" of lift. I wouldn't go over 1.5 inch without the diff drop.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    Diff drops are overated... I had 3" lift for 2 years and not once had a problem, fuck em, they have bad angles oh well. 99% of the people don't wheel hard enough to have them break.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    I don't think it's a matter of the cv boots breaking. For me it was the clamps. The factory CV clamps are shit. My boots slipped and shot grease everywhere. Replaced the clamps with regular radiator hose style clamps and added the diff drop...no problems since.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    I was talking about Cv's themselves. And I replaced my boots with Allpoo's High angle boots, they work flawlessly. :)
     
  8. Mar 10, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    alot of people say it does no good but after i put my eibachs and 5100's on my angles were quite bad so i went ahead and put it on cause if it didnt do anything it literally took 2 minuites to put them on once the skid was off, so no biggie to take it off later. but it actually helped me out a good bit and my angles went back to just about stock. I know after we installed trd7's lift his c axle broke about an hour later goin home and his angles were rediculous, so idk but for 10 bucks i wasnt going to complain if it didnt help me to much.

    heres a pic of mine.
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  9. Mar 10, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    Look at build!
    x2 i have also seen this somewere
     
  10. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    So would doing the diff drop on a 2nd Gen be worthless and a waste of time?
     
  11. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    X2 its what im wondering
     
  12. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    Look at build!
    ^ deffinatly form what ive heard, save the 30 bucks and buy some gas to go wheelin :D
     
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