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front differential drop

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trailinTaco, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Dec 10, 2008 at 1:31 PM
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    trailinTaco

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    i have a 2 1/2 inch lift on my tacoma and i was wondering does anyone have or installed a differential drop to reduce the stress on the cv axles?
     
  2. Dec 10, 2008 at 1:48 PM
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    duckcmdr

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    I'm going to be putting mine on tomorrow.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2008 at 1:59 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    i put one on my 2nd gen. easy to install and should help save some CV boots and joints.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2008 at 2:06 PM
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    How long that take you? Mine should arrive today.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2008 at 2:15 PM
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    TRD4x4858

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    I got a Diff drop on my 01 tacoma, its good to have
     
  6. Dec 10, 2008 at 2:16 PM
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    trailinTaco

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    yeah it looks easy and cheap. cause i already have had to put a set of cv boots on. but does the drop to the diff interfere with the skid plates?
     
  7. Dec 10, 2008 at 2:18 PM
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    On the the 1rst gen it does, i had to modify my stock skid to make it fit
     
  8. Dec 10, 2008 at 2:43 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    with a floor jack, and the necessary tools probably 30 minutes. you have to remove the front skid, place the jack under the diff to support it, then loosen the 2 diff bolts, lower the diff with the jack enough to fit the spacer in, re torque the diff down with the longer bolts, reinstall skid. i think thats all:)
     
  9. Dec 11, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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    yeap what he said i done it today takes about 30 min its easier with a little help. i just drilled the hole out bigger so i could line up where the screws when no big deal
     
  10. Dec 11, 2008 at 9:11 PM
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    getting there....
    good to hear. im gonna order a diff drop for mine since i installed an all new suspension....wanna keep the diffs good as long as they possibly can.:)

    where did you get your diff drop from??
     
  11. Dec 11, 2008 at 9:19 PM
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    Tacomaman, Toytec has it for the 1st gen too! click here
     
  12. Dec 11, 2008 at 9:19 PM
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    I installed one when I did my lift. Got it from ToyTec - $30. Really easy to install!

    I had to kinda manhandle the skid plate to make it fit, but not much.
     
  13. Dec 11, 2008 at 9:20 PM
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    yeah, i had seen them before, but havent ordered it yet. thanks for the quicklink man!!! gonna get it soon!:D
     
  14. Dec 11, 2008 at 9:22 PM
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    your welcome.
     
  15. Dec 11, 2008 at 9:22 PM
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    getting there....
    they look pretty simple. as i havent installed a diff drop before....what exactly does it drop..........and i realize obviously, the diff, but how exactly??:eek:
     
  16. Dec 11, 2008 at 9:25 PM
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    the spacers go between the arms, that go toward the rear, and the frame to bolt the diff to the frame to drop it 1"
    Pic added:
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  17. Dec 12, 2008 at 1:35 PM
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    You should definitely put one in. It does reduce the stress on the CV's, so therefore it is a good thing. And it is pretty darn easy to do.

    I have a Toytec lift and got my drop through them.

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  18. Dec 12, 2008 at 1:36 PM
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    getting there....
    cool, thanks!! i see how its done now....cake!
     
  19. Dec 12, 2008 at 1:40 PM
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    Great Pictures!!!! Thanks for sharing. I think I am going to install one of these kits on my truck soon.
     
  20. Dec 12, 2008 at 6:09 PM
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    I installed the 3" ToyTec lift on my '01 and it came w/ the diff drop kit. It's very easy to install, and it will significantly reduce the wear on your CV boots (b/c they're closer to the factory angle). The only problem I had was that the skid plate would not fit back on the truck w/o the skid plate spacers and new bolts. I contacted the company and they're sending me the spacers and bolts for free b/c I ordered my lift before they included those. A set of lock out hubs would also help, but they're pretty expensive.
     
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