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Front Diff Drop

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by skywalker1000rr, May 6, 2010.

  1. May 6, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    skywalker1000rr

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    If I go up 2-2/2 inches in the front, is the differential drop really needed? I have heard/read that it could cause vibrations, so are the benefits worth it? Thanks!
     
  2. May 6, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Dont install it unless you have front vibes.
     
  3. May 27, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    I have front vibes, what "front diff drop" blog are you refering too?

    Thanks!
     
  4. May 27, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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  5. May 27, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    why not install it, they are cheap and help with the angels, sounds like a win win to me....?
     
  6. May 27, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    mwild

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    I have a 2.5 lift on my truck and I have a diff drop on my truck from toytec and i have no vibs.
     
  7. May 27, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    Who makes the best diff drop kit as far as price and quality?
    Thanks
     
  8. May 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    shitroc

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    ya really cant go wrong as far as brand of diff drop, mines a toytec i got with my previous lift. no complaints from it yet, keeps my CVs at a decent angle so im a happy camper:)
     
  9. May 28, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    ^^ya have to put spacers on the OEM front skid on the 1st gens,not sure about 2nd gens though
     
  10. Jun 1, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    Thanks. I went with toytec, there kit comes with the spacers needed.
     
  11. Jun 1, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    How hard is a diff drop kit to install?

    P.S. I think you can fit the kit on just fine with the all pro kids without needed any spacers, I think jhodge has done this.
     
  12. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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  13. Jun 2, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    Do you guys sell skid plate spacers to go along with the drop kit?
     
  14. Jun 2, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    the toytec diff drop kit comes with the spacers needed for the skid
     
  15. Jun 17, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    Can I install a 1'' diff drop kit if I have an A.D.D. actuator on the front diff? Looking at it I can't see how it could possibly clear the lower cross member enough to install the spacers. I don't even think I could get a 1/2" of clearance before the actuator hits the cross member.
    I have a 1997 Tacoma 4x4 with a 2.5"
    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated
     
  16. Sep 4, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    anyone have pics of the kit installed, i'm failing to understand the instructions I have....? I know its two bolts.....geeze
     
  17. Sep 4, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    Anyone know of a good place in mass to install lifts?
     
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