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Differential Drop kit/ bud builts

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by ponethousand, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Apr 29, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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    ponethousand

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    Question for all you 1st gens running bud builts.

    Would adding a 1" differential drop kit work if I had bud built skid plates?

    Thanks, need to help my cv angles a bit.
     
  2. Apr 29, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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    All good, found out the answer
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  3. Apr 29, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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    I asked 45acp the same question and I think he answered for you as well.

    I'm going BudBuilt, buying the front skid in May. Haven't decided on black powdercoat or stainless.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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    My thought on that is go stainless and paint it yourself. I've beat mine up a bit and just spray it with some satin black rustolem. Simple touch up.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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    When did they start offering stainless? Also, I know you said you're going bare metal, good choice, because if you went with powdercoat you won't able to just touch it up when it gets scraped up.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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    I have a diff drop kit, never used, $40 shipped if interested.
     
  8. Apr 29, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    Cool I got one for 30 shipped
     
  9. Apr 29, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    I went with skid row plates and took my diff drop off. I do think that the buds work with a diff drop. I will say that I notice nothing different now that I took the diff drop off.
     
  10. Apr 29, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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    I've considered going back to stock as well. I should've done some before/after measurements to see if it actually did anything.
     
  11. Apr 29, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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    My diff drop didn't do much to help angle, but it removed a lot of my vibes!
     
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