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Leveling truck, does it require a differential drop on a 4X4?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by yfz450admirer, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Oct 30, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    yfz450admirer

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    I had my Bilstein 5100's installed today on my 98 Tacoma. I set the shock on the middle setting. The truck is leveled at this time. Does the leveling of a truck require a differential drop. I like to go wheeling and I don't want to jeopardize the reliability of my toyota.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    is this how you have 36,000 posts? ;)
     
  4. Oct 30, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Yes.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    Well plus he helps about a dozen people a day too. If it wasn't for Chris all you guys would have to take my advise and your Tacomas would be all fugged up:p
     
  6. Oct 30, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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  7. Oct 30, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    nice.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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  9. Oct 31, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    Shocks work good on the road. Off road doesn't feel like much of an improvement. I am glad I did the upgrade.
     
  10. Oct 31, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    So the 5100's aren't harsh on the road? Did you upgrade springs too?
     
  11. Oct 31, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    Still have stock springs. Ride is improved over blown stock shocks.
     
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