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Need differential drop if installing Bilstein's at 2.5"?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cvd2312, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Dec 29, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    Cvd2312

    Cvd2312 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100's all the way around, 2" shackles in rear, front diff drop, 32x11.50.15 BFG A/T, 15x8 Ultra 164 Wheels
    I just ordered Bilstein 5100's for all 4 corners. For now, I'm planning on setting the front's at 2.5" with my stock springs, and putting 1.5-2" shackles in the back.

    DownSouth Motorsports suggessted I get a differential drop since I will be setting the Bilstein's at 2.5". Is that the consensus among people here?
     
  2. Dec 29, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    StatutoryAPE

    StatutoryAPE Well-Known Member

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    TRD Headers,CAI, dynomax super turbo, blacked out headlights, Smoked LED tails, Billy 5100 w/OME 881's and 5125's in rear, rear tube bumper, tint 35% front 3 windows & 5% in rear 3. fiberwerx 4.5's
    yes, get the diff drop. you dont wanna do any damage to your cv joints
     
  3. Dec 29, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    Cvd2312

    Cvd2312 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100's all the way around, 2" shackles in rear, front diff drop, 32x11.50.15 BFG A/T, 15x8 Ultra 164 Wheels
    Is ToyTec the best place to buy the differential drop? Looks like they have it for $30 before shipping
     
  4. Dec 29, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    Tacomadude89

    Tacomadude89 Well-Known Member

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    -Bilstein 5100 Series shocks on all 4 corners -Rancho HD lift coils -1/4" Toytec driverside top plate spacer -Toytec 1" diff drop -Wheelers 1.5" AAL's -Toytec 1" lift shackles -Revtek extended length BPV bracket -285/75/16 BFG KO T/A's -Pro Comp rims -ET Conical tyle lug nuts -Spidertrax 1.5" wheel Spacers -CV Boot slide mod -TRD skid plate -Magnaflow 14" round muffler -Shortened tailpipe hidden behind framerail -Toyota bug deflector -Weathertech floormats -Black leather seat covers -Valentine 1 Radar Detector
    In my opinion it's good security.

    Do the boot slide mod at least.
     
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