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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beefcake, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Feb 4, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    I just wanted to praise toytec in saying that they really take care of their customers.
    Currently my truck is torn apart at the shop. I purchased eveyrthing from coils to shocks, wheel spacers, new wheels (powdercoated second gen) and tires. My mechanic calls me and says that i need the diff drop kit (which had totally skipped my mind) so i immediately got on toytec and ordered one for overnight shipping (costs out the a$$). But considering this was last night i figured i wouldnt get it until monday since usually they dont ship on saturdays. This morning i called toytec because i really want to get my truck back i cant afford to wait all weekend to not have it and the guy who helped me (i dont know his name) assured me that i would have it before noon tomorrow, that he put an urgent shipping on it so i could get asap.
    I have dealt with many companies who "had no control over when things were shipped" i feel that toytec made a point to satisfy their customers and they did that for me

    Sorry for the long post but i know we tend to remember the bad experiences more than the good
     
  2. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    Diff drops are overated... you don't NEED a diff drop. I had a 3" lift for over a year and my boots never tore.. Even with the added stress on the CV's, I never broke anything and I beat the piss out of it.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Digiratus

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    Diff drops have proven to be very effective for 1st gens. I think it is incorrect to say they are overrated for a 1st gen application. For those situations where the cv axle angles are high and the boot fins are touching, it is a wise precaution and a cheap solution to do the diff drop.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    NegroTundra

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    With all due respect....I agree with Supra. All it did for me was rotate the diff down (front portion down). Didn't change my cv angle all that much (in that I mean not enought to make a difference) and made my front diff grumble at 30-35mph.


    *To be back on topic though......Toytec has treated me OK. Not great, but ok. Wheelers has always been GREAT.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    dmz1241

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    toytec was great to me. i had to return some things and they didnt charge me for restocking at all. they worked with me the whole way through and helped me really decide how to go about lifting my truck. only thing i wish they did for me was recommended the AAL instead of the 2'' shackles. not really their fault though, i should have done my research. very happy with toytec though.
     
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