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Just ordered 5100s, aal, coil. Carrier bearing drop advised?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 2011TacoBeav, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    Hey Ya'll! so finally I ordered Bilstein 5100s coil adjustable all four corners, 2" aal, and eibach coil.

    I know it is recomended to get the differential drop spacer. (i'm definately doing that)

    But would anyone also recomend the carrier bearing drop kit as well?

    The reason I ask is because i've realized a lot of talk about vibrations and/or noises from persons who have lifted... I figure if it would improve my chances of eliminating these issues i would just put the kit in at the same time i install the lift

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    The Diff drop spacer doesnt do anything, and in many cases, makes things worse. Research before you throw parts at your truck.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    I've done extensive research...

    Why would it not be a good thing to reduce the angle on the joints by installing the differential drop? Most places I've seen recomend it at a 3" or higher drop...

    What about the carrier bearing drop? that would decrease the steepness of the angle on the drive shaft.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    The Diff drop simply lowers the rear protion of the diff. The amount of actual "drop" it gives the CV's is negligible. Most vibes are caused by impropper torque values being used when installing the lift components.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Where did you find that out about the torque values?
     
  6. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    Its something I have found after installing lifts on a dozen (or more) of these trucks. None of the lifts I have installed have ever had vibes. or needed any diff drops, or CB drops.
     
  7. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    Do you have a pdf or something that discloses the recomended torque values?
     
  8. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    Thank you chris!
     
  10. Sep 29, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    Are those values the same for a 2011 or atleast close enough to be "negligible"?
     
  11. Dec 29, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    How did you go with this? Did checking the torque settings help the vibes at all?
     
  12. Dec 30, 2011 at 6:44 AM
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    Installing the diff drop definitely made my vibes better on my second taco (2010)and the dr diff bearing didnt wear out till around 30k while on the taco without the diff drop (2008) the dr diff bearing was totally shot at 14k miles...both were running the exact same lift of stock coils with billies set at the highest setting with a 3" AAL in the back. I'd consider doing as much research as possible before making a decision...just my $.02 :)
     
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