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Do I need a diff drop? Or will it settle?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Blue92, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Mar 24, 2018 at 12:14 PM
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    Blue92

    Blue92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I got my 5100 struts installed. Moog 81102 coils. I measured almost 4" of lift set on the 1.33" setting. I am slightly alarmed as to the height as I don't have the money for new UCA's. Will this settup settle some? I will include a pic of my cv angle, as of now I need a diff drop but will it self correct some? My cv angle before was perfectly flat.

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  2. Mar 24, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    It looks like a diff drop would definitely be a good idea with those angles... and the coils shouldn’t settle much, maybe 1/4” or so. But before you get a diff drop, I’d figure out why you got 4” of lift on the 1.33” lift setting and correct that, rather than try to fix a problem that shoudn’t have been there in the first place.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2018 at 2:24 PM
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    ggmanning

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    I put a drop on mine even though i expect it to settle. It's cheap and now my boot creases don't rub. I say put it on and remove it later if needed. From that pic you need it.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2018 at 2:28 PM
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    MountainN22

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    If it's a worry why not let it down a notch?
     
  5. Mar 24, 2018 at 2:49 PM
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    So I remeasured, 3" on the drivers 3.375" of the passenger. I will order a diff drop tonight. The only thing I can think of was that my stock suspension was shot and I didn't realize it. I mean my leafs are practically upside down from having a camper shell on it for 15+ years. My cv angles before were perfectly flat, and my old coils look like they're progressive despite my truck not being a TRD. So maybe my truck was just low to begin with. 0324181748.jpg
    Edit: and the fact that I was able to reconnect the sway bar without any issue of the end links being to short
     
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