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Lift question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacotopher, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Sep 29, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    tacotopher

    tacotopher [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I drive an 04 dc trd taco
    Id eventually like to use an aal on teh rears and the 5100's in the front. Do I need to also invest in the differential drop to prevent excess wear to my cvs's?
    I searched but found many different ideas not many specified to the 1st gens.
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Sep 29, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    johnw

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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    so im guessing you have a 4x4?
     
  3. Sep 29, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    humanoid

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    How high are you planning on going? Anything over 3" and a diff drop would be recommended.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    tacotopher

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    Grey wire mod, 5100's on all four corners, AAL in the rear, deckplate mod,
    Yeah, i have a 4wd
    I would really like just a simple 2 or 2.5 inches
    Nothin too expensive...
     
  5. Sep 29, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    wolfgang123

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    then yes a diff drop. just to be safe but with only 2" you might be ok
     
  6. Sep 29, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    s2kvtak

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    lookin for the same lift options lmk what you end up wiht
     
  7. Sep 30, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    Just be be sure
    I can lift the front 2 inches and and aal in the rear and have no other issues front the cvs up front
     
  8. Sep 30, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    yes kinda...it all depends you should be ok but i doesnt hurt to do it anyway you know.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    brianchase

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    i have the diff drop and regret it!! its like a bulldozer blade in a hole, all bs aside. you know how you act with it and im just letting you know how it acts when you bury up. i takn mine off as soon as economy allows me to. plus i have 04 trd 4dr 4x4 and i play hard. TLC keeps everything alive.
     
  10. Oct 5, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    Dustin03

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    I have the full Old Man Emu suspension setup, which gives me 2.5" over stock. I decided to not drop the differential just on the principal that it defeats the purpose of the lift in the first place. I have to tell you that my CVs are wearing more rapidly than I would like, but it's not an extreme issue. It's really up to you to make the call. They won't explode, but you're looking at definite maintenance down the road.

    When I get the money I'll be going for the manual hubs to take care of the wear issue.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2009 at 11:20 PM
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  12. Oct 11, 2009 at 5:49 AM
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    If your going to do spacers at least get the toyotec lift, the eBay stuff is cheap, and spacers all ready aren’t ideal don’t add insult to injury
     
  13. Oct 11, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    I put a set of Skyjacker 3" lift AAL's in mine and a set of Procomp 2" spacers in the front, did not do the diff drop. No problems at all. The angle of my cv's didn't change a whole lot. I will however be putting Bilstein 5100's up front in a couple months(afer Christmas).

    I followed Chris4x4's advice, never did the drop, no vibrations, no change at all.
     
  14. Oct 11, 2009 at 6:44 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I dont really recomend a diff drop. Seems they can cause more harm than good.
     
  15. Oct 11, 2009 at 7:11 AM
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    I guess I missed the story of a bad run in you had with using a diff drop?
    Why do you recommend not using one?

    I am running one currently but I would be more than happy to take it off and gain a little clearance if you can make some good arguments. :)
     
  16. Oct 11, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welll....They seem to actually CAUSE vibs in some trucks. Also, Given the 1" diff drop only drops the front of the diff, giving a drop at the axel of only 1/2", and that 1/2" drop only changes the CV angle about 1*. Its not significant enough to actually save CV's.
     
  17. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    dont go that route...

    on gen 1 tacos, top mount spacers like that have been known to put undue stress on lower ball joints... while pre load spacers ride a bit stiff, they don't impact suspension travel and are less likely to impact the lower ball joints...
     
  18. Oct 11, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    5100 and AAL is the best for you IMO. And no on the diff drop.
     
  19. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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  20. Jan 24, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    Lets see some pics I would like to see what it would have looked like on my truck. Or are you waiting for pics until you get tires on?
     
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