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rear diff drop?strange rub noise

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Beebz, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Nov 21, 2008 at 11:22 PM
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    Just put on a 3 inch lift with add aleaf got a wierd noise read on the forum about some one shimming the rear diff and int fixed it but did they mean the rear diff or the rear of the front diff the diff drop only seems to drop the front of it. the noises sound like there coming from the front. help me please:confused:
     
  2. Nov 22, 2008 at 12:16 AM
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    what type of lift for front..... spacers, or coils
     
  3. Nov 22, 2008 at 4:11 AM
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    Welcome to the site.
    This is what I have in the rear, under the block is the diff shim
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    Here is the front diff. drop and skid plate drop. Diff is Round and on the left skid is square and on the right in the picture.
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    I also have the one for the hanger bearing
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    This was a toytec lift with drops.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2008 at 4:41 AM
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    I have pretty much the same setup without the shims. could the tires be rubbing on the uca? I still have a slight shimmy on the driveshaft on takeoff, smooth everywhere else..
     
  5. Nov 22, 2008 at 4:55 AM
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    I rarely ever notice a shudder when taking off but it does happen. You still have the stock rims so it is a possibility that your tires rub your control arms. If I'm not mistaken there is a 4" backspace on your factory rims as opposed to aftermarket being 4.5" to avoid the rubbing.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2008 at 4:59 AM
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    Factory rims are 5.5" back space. To clear the UCA's, a 4.5" Back space rim is recomended. ;)
     
  7. Nov 22, 2008 at 5:25 AM
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    Sorry that was bass awkwards. I hadn't even noticed
     
  8. Nov 22, 2008 at 12:02 PM
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    Less backspacing means the wheels sit out more, correct?
     
  9. Nov 22, 2008 at 12:08 PM
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    Yes, that is my understanding. It moves the center of the rim to the inside of the truck.
     
  10. Nov 22, 2008 at 1:29 PM
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    wow, was I right???? maybe some spacers for now, then the big decision on rims and tires....................:D Aauurriigghhttt..............
     
  11. Nov 22, 2008 at 2:10 PM
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    Did you re-torque your lift?? Your running 265's on stock rims?? T/C uca's,i'm thinking you could clear 285's.:confused:
     
  12. Nov 22, 2008 at 10:23 PM
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    Well I was thinking of getting some 18's with some 285 or 295 /60's but dont want to take off flaps...........but with the higher prices for 18" tires, I might just black out the stockers and get some 16" tires.....going to wait until after the holidays.........:rolleyes:
     
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