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Vibes after diff drop

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Nick_Taco, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Jul 31, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    Nick_Taco

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    Well I put my ToyTec diff drop on a week or 2 ago and now I'm starting to notice some vibes at around 30-40 and again around 70.

    They don't really bother me (even though I can feel them AND hear them).

    I'm just wondering if this is going to cause any damage or cause extra wear to anything like the U-joints.

    A friend told me I was probably going to lose power too because it's causing rolling resistance and slight binding and thats what the vibes are. Any truth to this?
     
  2. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    No one? :(
     
  3. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    Take the diff drop off and see if vibes go away. You may be better off with out it.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    I put it on because I was tearing 2-3 cv boots a month :(
     
  5. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    oooh, that sucks. Have you thought about extended cv axles? I think LC engineering has some. Not sure if they'll work for ya. How bout after market UCA's?
     
  6. Aug 1, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    they're $1000 :eek: no way i can afford that

    just went out and checked on my boots and already 1 is ripped :( seems like the diff drop isnt that effective, i may try the porsche 930 boots and see how they do
     
  7. Aug 2, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    the diff drop can cause vibrations because as you lower the diff, you increase the operating angle of the front drive shaft.

    if you're tearing boots, the only options you have are to lower it, or to get those high dollar shafts. the porsche boots may work, but i cant confirm it.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    How much lift are we talking about?
     
  9. Aug 3, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Eibach springs with 5100s set at 0. So it should be 3" but I think the eibachs haven't settled much at all and I'm probably at like 3.25 - 3.50. They've been on since October and I don't think they've settled.
     
  10. Aug 3, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Are you sure they're set on zero?

    I've put atleast 10 thousand miles on mine and my boots are fine. It sounds like you're running much more than three inches of lift!
     
  11. Aug 4, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    yep definitely set at 0
     
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