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Front diff lowering kit?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by sonjay, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Nov 4, 2008 at 10:50 PM
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    sonjay

    sonjay [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be installing a OME lift kit 885 and dakars, no spacers, will I need to lower the diff? If so where would you install the spacers to lower it?
     
  2. Nov 4, 2008 at 10:55 PM
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    No need to get a diff drop unless you're going over 3". Are you going over 3"?
     
  3. Nov 4, 2008 at 10:55 PM
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    No 2.75 I think
     
  4. Nov 4, 2008 at 11:11 PM
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    You should be OK with that, but I'll let others chime in on this too.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2008 at 12:04 AM
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    I got 2.5 lift in the front and i got spacers in mine, anything to help the cv angle
     
  6. Nov 5, 2008 at 7:18 AM
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    wat?
    i'd do it anyways. it only costs $20....better safe then sorry
     
  7. Nov 5, 2008 at 9:36 AM
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    I was thinking it was a good idea also. I would probably just make my own spacers, but where do they go? Its a pretty funky front diff on these trucks. I looked at the kit at allpro.com and couldnt figure it out. I'll have to get under the truck again and have a look. Thanks everyone!
     
  8. Nov 5, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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    wat?
    if u follow where the diff mounts to the frame, there are 2 long bolts. basically all the diff drop is, is a 1" longer bolt, a 1" aluminum spacer, and a washer...
     
  9. Nov 5, 2008 at 7:58 PM
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    alright Ill have a look and put something together. I've got most of the lift done!! Just need to make a plate and get some U bolts!
     
  10. Nov 5, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    This is my 07
    Near the skid plate, you can see the diff drop (round on left, square skid on Right) and the skid plate drop.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Nov 5, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    thanks a bunch man that pic helps tons. I see what the square spacer is for in the toytec kit.
     
  12. Nov 5, 2008 at 8:43 PM
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    No problem. Glad those pics can be of some use. Got everything from Toytec as the drop kits are cheap. I also have the hanger bearing drop and shim pics if you would like.
     
  13. Nov 5, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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    Thanks but I think I can get the rest to work. I hope. I would buy the drop kit from toytec, but Im in Canada and shipping/duty/tax/exchange rate make cheap things expensive fast.
     
  14. Nov 5, 2008 at 9:01 PM
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    I can certainly understand that. Some of the guys on here were using longer bolts and adding washers.
     
  15. Nov 8, 2008 at 4:35 PM
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    luk8272- were you able to get the rear skid plate to work? I have a setup like that with skid plate spacers in the same spot and the rear skid plate won't work right. Thanks
     
  16. Nov 8, 2008 at 4:47 PM
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    If you get the diff drop kit from ToyTec, it comes with these little square spacers that are meant to help the skid plate.

    I don't remember if I actually ended up using them or not (I think I did...), but whatever I did, I just kinda man-handled it until I got the bolts in.
     
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    I have a question first. What do you mean by rear skid plate, an actual skid plate somewhere in the rear of your truck, or do you mean the rear of the skid plate? If you mean the rear of the front yes mine works fine had to fiddle with it a bit.
     
  18. Nov 8, 2008 at 5:21 PM
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    I just meant the rear half. Yeah I havent messed with it too much but I'll give it another try!
     
  19. Nov 8, 2008 at 5:37 PM
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    I guess I should have messed with it for a little more than 5 minutes before relying on the forum! That was pretty simple. Thanks luk for reassuring me that it was possible and that I was on the right track!:)
     
  20. Nov 8, 2008 at 7:56 PM
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    Not a problem man, when your not sure instead of messing something up just ask, we'll do our best. Let us know how it turns out.
     
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