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Diff Drop?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jblair, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    jblair

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    Why is it good? says the idiot. Why is it bad? says the slightly smarter idiot
     
  2. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Helps the CV angle when you do a suspension lift.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    would you need to do any with a 2" spacer lift?
     
  4. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    i would advise it, it's cheap insurance, i think toytech has them for about 30 bucks and you might find one cheaper.... it helps out the cv angles which you should keep parallel to the ground, or as much as possible. Of course if you're mall crawlin fug it!
    P.S. use the search button, their is alot of threads asking the same question
     
  5. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    Do you have any vibrations after lifting? If your a 4x4, a 1" diff drop lowers the front of the diff enough to reduce or eliminate vibs caused by excesive cv axle angles. How do your axles look? Got a pic that shows the front axles? Any wear marks on your CV boots, particularly the inner boots?
     
  6. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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    Sorry I did one really quick and didn't find anything helpful
    oh and it's there* :p


    But I'll look at the boots a bit, vibrations are nonexistent after a few years. I'll get a pic soon just for you haha
     
  7. Apr 28, 2011 at 2:26 AM
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    after i lift my rig, i saw the angle on the cv axles are different on each side. I installed the diff drop and it changes the angles on the cv. but later on, i got
    a torn cv inner ball joint. i think either way even if you have the diff drop on,
    the cv axles will go bad no matter.
     
  8. Aug 24, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    Just got 2"+ from some OME 881's w/ 5100's at 0 I put on in the spring. I opted for no diff drop at the time. I had a significant bro lean after the lift so I put in a .25" spacer. That CV boot and joint on the driver side just blew out. I'm thinking the extra .5" from the spacer pushed the CV angle beyond their limit? But, since they cancelled out a lean both CV angles should be the same, yes? I ordered a diff drop from wheelers.com. Oddly enough, my lift seemed to alleviate the vibrations I was having before doing it. We'll see what happens with the diff drop...
     
  9. Aug 24, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    pretty much..yea..

    diff drop kits help..but only for so long..
     
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