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RevTek leveling kit

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Marsey13, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Oct 28, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    Marsey13

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    I have been reading, for a few days, on this forum about RevTek leveling kits. I had purchased my 06 Tacoma from the dealership, pre-owned two years ago. It already had a RevTek kit on it, so I thought...."cool". However, how would I know that the proper "adjustment" had been made to the Diff, i.e. lowering. Are there visual tell-tale signs that this was done to my Tacoma? Thanks in advance for the insight. TM
     
  2. Oct 28, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    There should be one large longtudinal bracket underneath the front differential. On the front side where ti mounts, just above the stock skid plate, you will see a spacer there... if it is lowered. Also, CV angles are ever so slight with a diff drop, pretty close to stock.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    CV's will go quickly at full 3" with no drop.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    look at the angles of your CV's

    if theyre angled high, you probably don't have a diff drop


    EDIT:

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    Diff drops don't do anything on 2nd gens
     
  6. Oct 28, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    Diff drops don't do anything on 2nd gens[/QUOTE]

    What does "Diff drops dont do anything"? Do you mean, it wont help premature wear? Also, thanks guys for all of the great information.
     
  7. Oct 28, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    Just looked under my Tacoma, whomever installed the kit didnt install the diff drop spacers. Looks like I will be ordering them this weekend. Lovely.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    Can you run 33s with this leveling kit? a 3 in the front and 1 1/4 in the back
     
  9. Jan 17, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    What does "Diff drops dont do anything"? Do you mean, it wont help premature wear? Also, thanks guys for all of the great information.[/QUOTE]
    The Rev Tek (spacer lift) is lowest grade lift available for the Tacoma.

    Once you approach 3" of lift on a Tacoma no matter how you do it, issues may arise. Vibrations, bearing noise, CV boot wear, etc.
    In a way it's the luck of the draw.

    Been reported numerous times that the diff drop kit for 2nd gen Tacoma is of little benefit.
     
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