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Diff drop torque setting?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TACOMABOSS, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Dec 21, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    One of my friends got me a 1" Total Chaos diff drop. It comes with a lock nut, but im not sure what to torque the nut to? Anyone know? The stock ones were easily 200 ft lbs.
     
  2. Dec 21, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    btw I did search but I couldnt find the answer im looking for
     
  3. Dec 21, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    I looked in a manual couldnt find a torque value. If the bolts are grade 8 which they should be 200 ft lbs of torque shouldnt be a problem.
     
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    That link tells you why you should remove it.
     
  9. Dec 21, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    yeah thats for second gens. im just about 100% sure diff drops are benifical for 1st gens. its only a 1 inch so my skid plate will still fit
     
  10. Dec 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    Cool. I wasn't sure, that's my go-to thread when people post up about diff drops.
     
  11. Dec 21, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    well thanks anyway! good thing i dont have a 2nd gen :D
     
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    The design of the front diff assembly on 2nd gens is different enough to make the value of the diff drop of questionable value. It is the opposite deal for 1st gens.
     
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    Yea what mike said. They are helpful to use..not a ton in reality usually but don't harm us. 2nd gens get issues tho.

    Haha now that i think of it..2nds have a lot of front end issues.
     
  14. Dec 21, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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    good thing we have 1st gens :D 1st gens FTMFW!!
     
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