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making bigger diff droppers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by houndsmen, May 5, 2011.

  1. May 5, 2011 at 6:35 AM
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    houndsmen

    houndsmen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I recently put on a Toytec coilover lift on my 2001 Tacoma, well the front sagged some because of a bumper that I have on it. So I turned them up a few turns, they are still bout 1/2" from being maxed out. I put the diff droppers that came with it but my CV axles have a pretty heavy angle on them and one of the boots already tore..... And when I engage the four wheel, my truck holds back because of the angle and when its in four-low and turned all the way it has a pop..... I am wondering if I can put some bigger diff droppers? I am a machinist and have already drawn up some new ones that I am planning on making. They are about 1" bigger..... Is this possible????
     
  2. May 5, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    I dont think you can go that big because then when the suspension droops down the cv may come in contact with A-arm
     
  3. May 5, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    OH!!!!! Do you have any suggestions on what I can do????
     
  4. May 6, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    I also noticed on my diff drop (1") my actuator for my ADD is really close to the crossmember
     
  5. May 6, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    sadly doesn't appear to be a way to solve the CV problem. Wish it was..would be and easy way for sure!

    But i am also interested in what you would do to help the angles.

    Aftermarket UCAs?
     
  6. May 6, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    The only thing that can solve this issue is to utilize a drop bracket lift.
     
  7. May 6, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    well drat..
     
  8. May 6, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    you can always SAS that thing!
     
  9. May 6, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    HAHA! true that man
     
  10. May 7, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    or long travel ifs using the longer tundra shafts, even at same lift height the longer shaft will have less angle on it.

    but yeah I think 1"-1.25" maybe would be max drop , if you are running a off the shelf lift and havent tried to get more lift out of it then the 1" drops provided should be plenty
     
  11. May 7, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    id tone down that lift you got an see about lowering the read a little bit if you can to make it level.. youve torn a boot and your cv's are "popping" i think you probably damaged something and i would reduce the chance of damaging it anymore cause your gunna be forking out more money for repairs if you keep it up..
     
  12. May 7, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    Diff drop..................... Sigh. Gay, just wheel the truck. If it breaks, fix it and wheel it harder.
     

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