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differential drop

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by old and lifted, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Dec 1, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    old and lifted

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    How many with 2.5 or 3 inch lifts have installed a diff drop?
     
  2. Dec 1, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    ForeRunner

    ForeRunner Scotch before noon. Moderator

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    I'm lifted and had a diff drop on for about 2 weeks. I measured the "1 inch" diff drop at the diff instead of the mounting bolts... It only dropped it about 3/8". Actually had worse vibration and a rhythmic grinding noise after I put the diff drop on.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    aficianado

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    i just took mine out..i have about 2.5" lift..no change with the diff drop except a tiny vibe disappeared when i took it out.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    Did you see any differance with the ribs of the cv boots after you removed the drop?
     
  5. Dec 1, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    especk

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    I've heard diff drop is bad. I have 2.5" with no drop. I'm going to upgrade to 3" lift and dont plan on a diff drop.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    aficianado

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    no issues on my truck. the angles went from "Straight" to "almost straight"
     
  7. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    x2^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  8. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    mjp2

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    It does less good than you think on the 05+ Tacomas and can cause vibrations, oiling issues on the pinion, and puts the differential mounts in harm's way.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    skunk

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    Rep points for the theory behind the data!
     
  10. Dec 2, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    Priddle

    Priddle And now for something completely different....

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    I got the drop on mine and no vibe that I can feel.
     
  11. Dec 2, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    jandrews

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    3" full Icon Suspension. No drop. I'll eat CV boots all day before installing a drop.
     
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