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Diff Drop

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rpoint16, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Dec 16, 2007 at 3:47 PM
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    rpoint16

    rpoint16 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I saw "diff drop" mentioned in a couple of threads. What exactly is it & how is it factored in chosing a lift? Does it affect the warrenty?
     
  2. Dec 16, 2007 at 7:09 PM
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    A diff drop is exactly what it sounds like. You "drop" the front diff during a lift so that your front axles aren't at to much of an angle prematurely destroying your cv's. You only really need it if you go above 2.5 inches of lift. It might affect your drivetrain warranty (front driveline that is).
     
  3. Dec 16, 2007 at 7:52 PM
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    So if you get the 3" TOY TECH (or comparable) you need to drop it?
     
  4. Dec 16, 2007 at 8:19 PM
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    I would recommend it, but not completely necessary.

    All a diff drop consists of is longer bolts and some spacers.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2007 at 1:38 PM
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    Just out of curiosity, how much is a new cv for the 2nd gen taco's? anyone know?
     
  6. Dec 17, 2007 at 2:42 PM
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    The diff. drop is not outrageously expensive.
     
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