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front differential spacer question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ultraman69, May 15, 2008.

  1. May 15, 2008 at 6:27 PM
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    ultraman69

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    hi i am not a mechanic.....i have no idea what a front differential looks like but i am trying to put the spacer drop in that came with my kit.....does anybody have a clear picture to show me
     
  2. May 15, 2008 at 6:45 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    first major question to make sure we're all on the same page....ur a 4x4, right?
     
  3. Aug 30, 2008 at 9:31 AM
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    If you aren't 4x4 what options do you have in the front to decrease the harsh CV angles?
     
  4. Aug 30, 2008 at 9:33 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    If you are a PreRunner and are worried about your CV angles, have no fear! There arnt any on a PreRunner. :D
     
  5. Aug 30, 2008 at 9:34 AM
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    NICE! except i was hoping for another cool mod. :mad:
     
  6. Aug 30, 2008 at 9:37 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Well, putting a diff drop on a PreRunner is much more involved than on a 4x4, as you have to add a differential to the front. Then a drive shaft, transfercase, etc.. :)
     
  7. Nov 4, 2008 at 10:03 PM
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    so if i have a non-4x4 trd sport taco and plan on putting a 3'' toytec lift....i don't need the front differential??? I do plan on getting the shock extenders but i've read on other forums that i don't need a newer uca. Is that true???
     
  8. Nov 5, 2008 at 7:13 AM
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    mjp2

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    This thread makes my head hurt.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2008 at 7:15 AM
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    OK, so first, I need to make it into a 4x4? then I need to get those fancy mud flaps?
     
  10. Nov 5, 2008 at 7:15 AM
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    That would be a sweet mod!

    Be sure to do a write-up with plenty of pictures! :)
     
  11. Nov 5, 2008 at 7:17 AM
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    A diff. is what makes your truck 4x4. You don't have that so you don't need to drop it, nor do you need the UCA's as you don't have CV joints.
     
  12. Nov 5, 2008 at 7:20 AM
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    wat?
    the uca's play a big part in getting the alignment perfect, not just cv angles
     
  13. Nov 5, 2008 at 7:22 AM
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    mjp2

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    The UCAs help with alignment issues regardless of the drivetrain. I'd recommend them if you're going for 3" of lift, but they're not a requirement.
     
  14. Nov 5, 2008 at 7:24 AM
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    I can be taught, sorry alexamando, my appologies.

    I have a 4x4 and don't have aftermarket UCA, thus far no alignment problems.

    Thanks Hodge and MJP
     
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