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Need Help removing Spacer lift and diff-drop!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JoeyTacoma, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Feb 5, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    JoeyTacoma

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    Let me start off by saying spacer lifts suck and everyone who warns against them are right to do so. I need to get the original size differential bolts because when i remove the diff drop with the spacers the bolts i currently have will be to long. where can i buy two original diff bolts? http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/_toy...eveling-kit-2005-2011-2wd4wd-6-lug-p6404.aspx is a link to the diff drop and a pdf of the diff drop install 6 lug

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    Anyone? Ideas?
     
  3. Feb 5, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    Either the dealer or fastenal.com
     
  4. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    ^^^ Thanks, I'm trying to figure out what length bolt was original holding the differential. I know it is 14mm but how can I figure out how long the original factory bolt is.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    wat?
    subtract 1" from the length of the bolt you have now.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    ^^ Thanks... Thats a good idea but I need the replacement bolts before I take it in to the shop to have the diff drop removed.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    Money pit.
    Or you could just remove one of the existing bolts, go down to the hardware store, and buy a grade 8 bolt of the same diameter and thread, just one inch shorter.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    ^^ Thanks i think your missing the point... I need to have the bolts before i jack it up and remove the ones that are in there. I will have a hard time getting to the hardware store with my truck up on the lift. thanks
     
  9. Feb 5, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    Why are you removing the lift completely? Why not just go get some lift coils or a set of billies and do it right?

    Or maybe you didn't fix the caster and you don't like the way it drives? I'm confused. You got a shitty lift and now you're done with lifts period? I just don't get it.
     
  10. Feb 6, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    ^^ I would like to return to stock.
     
  11. Feb 6, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    was it a top spacer kit?
     
  12. Feb 6, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    Go to a dealership and ask for the differential bolts for a 07 V6 DC??
     
  13. Feb 6, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    ^^ Thanks. Yeah I was hoping someone would know what length they are but I guess not. Thanks for the suggestions
     
  14. Feb 6, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    Don't worry about it, you don't want it. j/k

    It is a cheap way to lift your truck, not recommended.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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    You can try the Factory Manuals ( http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/ ) to look up the length or call the dealership and ask them to tell you??
     
  16. Feb 6, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    ^^ Thanks again. I was able to find a breakdown of the differential and it said the bolts were 137 (1400, 101) does that mean anything to anyone? Thanks
     
  17. Feb 6, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    Those are torque settings IIRC in various units of measure.
     
  18. Feb 6, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    no, he got it.

    i just did this. removed the diff drop. here is what i did. i took ONE off and went to the hardware store. i left a floor jack in place just in case..but one bolt will hold it up. ACE didnt have a huge supply of metric hardware, but they had plenty of SAE hardware...a half inch bolt works perfectly. i think i got a 5", added washers and grade 8 nut..+ lock washer and went home and changed it all out. the nut up top is not captured so you can switch to any grade 8 SAE stuff without any issue.

    i had some warranty work done and the shop guy mentioned my hardware..he had to find his SAE wrenches...he said i got the right grade so he left it.

    edit: my plan doesnt work if you need to drive that same truck to the hardware store...let me know..i think i kept the longer ones and i can measure it if you need.
     
  19. Feb 6, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    i just measured the diff drop bolts..6"..so i bet 5" will work without the spacers.
     
  20. Feb 6, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    ^^ that is the info I needed thanks!

    Yeah I can't drive my truck with the differential bolt taken out and I didn't want to remove it, measure it, put it back in, drive to the hardware store so thanks you have saved me a big headache!
     
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