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wanna take my front diff drop off

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by brianchase, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Oct 5, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    brianchase

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    i wanna take my front diff drop off. what do i need to get and do?
     
  2. Oct 5, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    BigBawlzTaco

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    This looks like a case for Chris4x4
     
  3. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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  4. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    thats the cue when chris appears from nowhere and has this knowledge that fixes everybodys problems

    he is like steven hawkins for tacomas not black holes
     
  5. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    thats good...why do you want your diff drop off? its there for a reason
     
  6. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    x2, i assume there is a good reason?
     
  7. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    just do the install but reverse it?? Why you want it off anyways??
     
  8. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    All you need is the stock length bolts. Remove the spacers, and install the OEM length bolts. It should only take about 30 minutes, max.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    i want if off because it acts like a bulldozer blade in a hole. i have to get a pic of it posted 2mor it looks dropped a few inches 2 me. it has blocks in rear and lift and leveling kit up front. sittin on 305 65 17 dick cepek crushers. its my first yota and i'm in love. my cv axels are almost straight, thats how low my diff is dropped
     
  10. Oct 6, 2009 at 5:42 AM
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    thats a good thing to have you cv axels straight, but if you want it off go ahead.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    Get a small diff drop 3/4" orstack a few washers or go no drop seem to be no real diffrence. It you want to know if they work or not check out TTORA and you'll find more of an argument then its worth.
     
  12. Oct 6, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    i just installed mine today I think they are worth having in, many say "they won't make a difference" but I think overtime miles and offroad abuse they will.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    i understand the benefits of diff drop, but i ultimatly want more ground clearance. look at the one with diff drop and tell me what i really have. thanx

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  14. Oct 6, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    wow lot of lift Im not too sure on that set up but it looks like you need em to me (they are like 5 or 6" long. Im sure someone will chime in with a better answer but from what I see I dont see a way to run that set up with out them??
     
  15. Oct 6, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    eh hem.....

    THIS LOOKS LIKE A CASE FOR CHRIS4x4!!!!!

    :cookiemonster:
     
  16. Oct 6, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    how do i get more ground clearsnce since i have a big diff drop?
     
  17. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    Looks like you have something like a 6" procomp lift or similar?? thats just how they are you only get more ground clearance by running a larger tire im pretty sure you are stuck with it the way it is.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    hers what i got

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  19. Oct 8, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    A diff drop kit that most of us think of consists of 2 extended bolts, and 2 spacers. They drop your diff about an inch. Some people praise them, others don't see the point.

    With that said, what you have there is a drop bracket lift kit. Companies like Fabtec, Pro Comp, and Tuff Country make these kits for our trucks and they range usually between 4''-6'' of lift. Because of the high lift, a drop bracket needs to be installed (not spacers) in order to not put strain of the cv shafts. A big part in accomplishing this is by cutting out your stock cross-member and replacing it (welding it in place) with one supplied in the kit. The result is a diff clearance not that much greater than what you had to begin with. This is one of the major cons of drop bracket kits.

    What this means is that a lot of work went into putting that lift on the truck and it's gonna take a lot of work to take it off. That new cross-member is gonna have to be cut out, and replaced with a stock cross-member. Stock cross-members are not easy to come by. You may need a welder to weld it back in if you are not handy with a welder. Your steering knuckles have most likely been replaced with aftermarket ones. Hardware is gonna have to be changed. You basically have to dismantle the front end and return it to its stock form, Then decide what route your gonna go to lift the front end, which is a whole other story.

    OR you could lift that baby higher and put some bigger tires on, this would raise your diff's :D.
     
  20. Oct 8, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Wow...Sorry I missed this. Like mentioned. You have a drop bracket lift. The only way to lower it, obviously, is to remove it. You can unbolt everything, and return it to stock. You can get a new crossmember to replace the one that was cut out, from Toyota. They are pricey. Last time I check, a new cross member was close to (or more than) $300.00. Then, its gonna need to be welded in place, or bolted on some trucks. Keep in mind, you are then going to be at stock height.
     
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