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request: "new" diff drop

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 650H1, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Sep 26, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    650H1

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    so with all the fabricators on this site, i.e. relentless, metalmiller, etc, can someone fab up a REAL front diff drop bracket that can be used to drop the differential on a 2nd gen a full inch or whatever it should be maybe 1.5 inches... it looks like it would be easy enough to do if you have the talent to fabricate things and the machines to do it. jw if anyone could acutally make a real diff drop for us or if it is impossible?
     
  2. Sep 26, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    Talk to Mike B .. :D He can make anything. Or Jowett he can do it.
    Also if you drop whole thing I am pretty sure you going to need new drive shaft.
     
  3. Sep 26, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    the thing is if you drop the whole thing you will be putting more angle on the U-joints, which generally causes vibration and more wear. The CV's are designed to operate at steeper angles than the U-joints. The best solution is to perform the boot slide mod (not sure if possible on 2nd gen) or get some aftermarket boots meant for high angles.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    well my boots arent rubbing, and my angles arent that bad, but im getting a vibe in my wheel, and its not a shimmy like out of balance tires, or being out of alignment, its right around 50 mph and 20-25mph. i tried the diff trop from toytec, made little to no difference, and was basically a waste of time and effort... jw what will get the vibe out of my wheel..
     
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