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Does my lift include a differential drop?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by deadeye, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Dec 8, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    deadeye

    deadeye [OP] Member

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    I recently purchased a 99 Tacoma, regular cab 4x4 and it has the typical AAL/ top load spacer lift on it. I bought the truck knowing that I would eventually take all the lift components off and bring it back to stock. My concern is the possibility of the differential drop spacers being on the truck. What do they look like and where should I look to see if they are installed on my truck. I'm not really sure what I'm looking for, and I'm hoping there's a simple way to peak under there to find out!

    Thanks!

    BTW for anyone considering an AAL/spacer lift, I would highly advise to spend your money elsewhere, or save for a complete lift with a full spring pack. The ride suffers tremendously and for offroad driving I would rather have a softer/flexier leaf pack than an AAL.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    If you have a diff drop you should be able to see it. Look at the diff, there are two long bolts that go through it. If you have a drop there will be 2 metal pucks on the diff held by the long bolts.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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    deadeye

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    I see 2 rubber bushing like - mounts that have a bolt running through them, not sure if they are stock or not.
     
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