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Differential Drop Comparison

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mreimann, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Nov 16, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    mreimann

    mreimann [OP] vv I think it's growing

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    okay, so i'm tired of my skid plates not fitting right with this differential drop in so did a little test to see how much they actually help, and this is what I came up with

    I have icon c/o at 2.75'' with total chaos uca's

    I put the camera on a tripod to hold it still and took pictures on the same spot so it would be easy to compare.

    This is a picture with the diff drop in and the truck on jack stands w/ wheels in the air
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    This with no diff drop and the truck still on stands
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    Here is what they cv angles look like with a diff drop in and the truck sitting on the ground
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    and what the angles are on the ground w/ no drop
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    I didn't take the same picture 4 times and call it a night, i was actually very surprised to see how little it effected it. I'm not sure what the effect on vibes will be. I had no vibes before so we'll see if they show up with no diff drop in

    I'm not claiming that a differential drop doesn't do anything or whatnot. I'm just showing a comparison w/ it and w/o it
    I just thought it was very interesting and thought i should share it and let people make up their mind weather they think it's worth it or not

    so basically my .02 on the subject.:rolleyes:
     
  2. Nov 16, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Kinda why I tell people not to bother with it unless needed. It only changes the angle less than 2*
     
  3. Nov 16, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    mreimann [OP] vv I think it's growing

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    shit ur speedy:burnrubber:

    i'm not trying to say they're good or bad, although the pictures kinda point to one side more than the other. i just there to be a good set of pictures for people so see the results:p
     
  4. Nov 16, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    sachou

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    Looking at these pics reminds me of going to an eye doctor. Is that a one....or a two?

    Hell I can't tell the difference. Thanks, now I won't waste my time with a diff drop.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    Yea I agree. killer thread. People always told me how important it is to have the diff drop. pfff guess not
     
  6. Nov 16, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    When you compare the last two pictures, there's a bump or spot on the right hand side of the lower portion of the shock about half way down...you can see a difference in angle there between that spot and the cv axle.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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  8. Nov 16, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    Good post!

    I cannot see any difference?
     
  9. Nov 16, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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  10. Nov 16, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    I got it Chad..


    *grabbing Ben by the coller*

    C'mon Mr......
     
  11. Nov 17, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    my diff drop cured some vibes which i assume were coming from the cv's since it intensified at full lock.. May only be 2 degrees change but that can be affect more than you think.. minor trim on the skidplate, and mine went on fine.. Just my .02
     
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    I am curious how fast you were going at full lock to feel vibes?
     
  13. Nov 17, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    at 3" i had a pretty good "growl" up to 25 and back down.. full lock in either direction slow in a parking lot felt similar so i chose to "drop" the dif.. now only have the 7mph shudder
     
  14. Nov 17, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    I ordered the diff drop with my lift (not on yet). I know some people say it's not necessary. They are probably right but I figured I'd err on the side of caution. It's a $30 insurance policy. Worst case scenario, it does me no good. It won't hurt anything. As a poster mentioned earlier, it's only 2*, but 2* may get you an extra 10,000 miles out of your CV's. Who knows?
     
  16. Nov 18, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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  17. Nov 18, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    yah, as long as it doesn't make things worse and you don't care about the cost, then it's fine to put one on. who nows, maybe you'll get vibes before w/o the drop, or maybe not....but it won't hurt to just put them on anyways
     
  18. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    good thread :popcorn:
     
  19. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    thanks, i thought it was time i contribute something useful to TW:p
     
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