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diff drop with bilstein 5100?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by solus, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Aug 11, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    like the title says. do I need a diff drop with the 5100s set to 2.5? and tsb and toytec tsb aal
     
  2. Aug 11, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    nope. but you can to make you feel better...thats what i did.
     
  3. Aug 11, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    Diff drop on the 05+ trucks provides very little benefit and causes all kinds of clearance issues with aftermarket skidplates and such. Best to save the $10 and put it towards gas.
     
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    ok... so thats a no then...
     
  5. Aug 11, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    I asked this same question last week and was told that some people even experience vibes after installing the diff drop.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    awesome... so far since being on this forum I've learn that the answer to 95% of all question asked is "it depends..."
     
  7. Aug 11, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    I recommend it, because of the CV angles
     
  8. Aug 11, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    That's because with our trucks there is rarely a clear and absolutely perfect way to do something to your truck. Everybody gets different results based upon their own judgement from the result of the modification. So take the wisdom and advice from these guys with a grain of salt and then judge for yourself whether or not you're happy with the results. Nobody is going to offer bad advice that could jeopardize you or your truck , they'll still all be here to help with further guidance and advice. So yeah... it really does "depend."

    Good luck.
     
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    Hmm... okay I'm going to test it out without the diff drop... thanks for the advice
     
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    Can't speak from experience but I have done my research on the subject. I plan to get it with the OME kit I am purchasing because I get it at a discount ($16 I believe). If I get vibes, I'll install it. If not, I'll sell it.
     
  11. Aug 11, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    If your running 2.5 3 inch lift, yes you might not get vibes...but let me know how often your wearing out the CVs

    It adds life to the cv joint, if you want to replace them every 30k don't run them..I'm not saying you won't have problems even if you have them, its that it helps prevent them from failing prematurely

    If you have vibes because of the diff drop, I'd suspect something else, like out of balance tires
     
  12. Aug 11, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    I installed the diff drop.. had vibrations from 25-55mph. I took it off and no vibrations at all from the front end.
     
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    The front differential on the 05+ Tacoma pivots from the rear. The 1" differential drop spacers effectively lower the CV joint location less than 1/2 an inch and in the process increases the front driveshaft angle from the transfer case to the differential.

    That's why:
    a) they don't work as well as they did on the older Tacomas, and
    b) they can cause vibrations
     
  14. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    So uh.... What are CV's now?
     
  15. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    Thanks. Still learning. I am getting my bilsteins installed tomorrow morning and just seeing what else I need to do.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    well I've installed my 5100s and 885 coils and I have no noticable vibes
     
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