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DIY Front Diff Drop Kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by goufcustom, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Aug 26, 2012 at 9:56 AM
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    goufcustom

    goufcustom [OP] 7.62x63mm

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    Has anyone made their own front diff drop kit? Seems like you could easily go to your local hardware store and get some longer bolts, a few grade 8 washers and skid plate bolts for about $5 and do this. I think I need a diff drop kit and most places want ~$40+ after shipping, seems a bit over priced for what it is.
     
  2. Aug 26, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    More havoc occurs from installing the drop than leaving it off IIRC
     
  3. Aug 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    goufcustom

    goufcustom [OP] 7.62x63mm

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    Interesting, I never heard that before. Well the nice thing about a do it yourself kit is, you could do a 1/2 drop kit, and only drop the diff about 1/2 the distance that the off the shelf kits drop it, maybe giving you the best of both worlds.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    2nd Gen diff drops only rotate the diif not drop it and can cause problems.
    Search diff drop for more info.
     
  5. Aug 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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  6. Aug 26, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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  7. Aug 26, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    Only on first gens
     
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    2 inch body lift, 4 in suspension lift, superchipped, with a flowmaster and duals. No cats or Emmisions...
    Is the drop kit good for a 95.5 Tacoma? I have 4 inch suspension and 2 inch body lift...35 inch mts
     
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