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Need Pics of Front Diff. Drop Kit Installed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Snyperx, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mar 17, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    Snyperx

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    Could someone post a picture of the the Toytec Front Diff. Drop Kit installed on an 05+ Taco? I was reading the instructions that came with the kit and they do not match my truck. It talks about removing the front skid plate removing 9 screws. Huh? My skid plate only uses 4. Also it talks about adjusting the mounting holes on the rear skid plate. Huh? My 2005 DC doesn't have a rear skid. Thanks!!
     
  2. Mar 17, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    I have no idea if the FJ and 05+ Taco have the same mounting for the front Diff. Sorry.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    The Off Road package has a two piece front skidplate. There a 4 bolts holding the front section, and I believe you remove 2 more to drop the rear section.

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  4. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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    Ah, ok. I only have an SR5 so I only have the front skid.


    No one has a pic of the front diff drop kit installed?:(
     
  5. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    Is your lift already installed, and you have vibes in the front?
     
  6. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    X2. Dont install the diff drop unless you REALLY feel its needed. All the lifts I have done on a second gen have not had vibes and have not had the diff drop installed.....well, only one and that was RidingonTRD's truck.....but he had the diff drop installed.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    This is what it looks like:
    [​IMG]

    And no, you don't need it.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    [​IMG]


    Why are there 2 spacers on the top of the crossmember ?? I will be installing one to get my CV's back at a better angle, I don't want to have to keep replacing boots, I've already done it once.

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  9. Mar 18, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    I knew someone was gonna ask. They shipped me the wrong kit and bolts were too long so I had some spacers made to take up the slack.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    Lol couldn't just run up the street and get a shorter grade 8 bolt for 2 bucks?

    Man I wish you were coming to the URE Meet so I could get drunk and yell at your gigantic bolt spacers:D:eek:
     
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  12. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    There's no room for logic and reason where my truck build is concerned. :p
     
  13. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    Don't feel bad. I hacked the front off a BB skid to fit under an all poop bumper. Bitchin part is now I need the front of the skid back + a couple inches for the new truck :/
     
  14. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    I thought the whole idea behind the diff drop was to "help" with CV angles... Does it just not help enough to make a difference? If it doesn't, then I'm gonna remove mine since I'm installing my BB skids. I'd have to fab something up to make them fit with the skids like Silverback did...
     
  15. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    You've got your builds mixed up. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    being as a 1" drop only lowers the axel 1/2", wich translates to a 3* or so change in CV angle, it really doesnt make a big difference.
     
  17. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    Whoops, you're right - you did it too... :eek:
     
  18. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    Wait, he did something to his? Gah! I gotta dig a bit and see his solution. :eek:
     
  19. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    Yeah, and I'm still waiting on some detailed pics before I install mine...... :)

    :boink:
     
  20. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    Just found it. Installed spacers and longer bolts to drop the full skid setup a bit. That was the first option I considered but went with modifying the skids instead.

    Honestly, after all is said and done, no diff drop really is the way to go on our trucks.
     
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