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What can you tell me about DIFF DROPS?!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Jaren1512, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Jun 21, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    Jaren1512

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    Just put a 3" lift on my taco and was told i needed to install a diff drop kit on it in the near future. What is it? Why is it necessary? THANKS!
     
  2. Jun 21, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    diff drop gives your Cv axles a better angle. If your CV axles are to steep of angle they will wear out quicker.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    And that severe angle can cause your boots to tear, which will also wear out you axles faster.

    The effectiveness of diff drops is debatable. I have one because the few bucks possibly wasted is worth it to me if it helps an CV just a little bit.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    thats all i needed to hear! 30 bucks now will save me a couple hundred later. Was it pretty easy to install?
     
  5. Jun 21, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    Paging Chris4x4.... I want to hear his opinion on these things again. I forget what it was but he convinced me they were pointless
     
  6. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    They are not needed. They only lower the front of the diff. This in turn, only lowers the axels about 1/3" or so, and changing the actual angle about 1.6* They also reduce ground clearance by the full 1". Odds are, if there are vibes due to a lift, its due to impropperly torqued bolts/nuts, bad alignment, etc.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    Exactly. Diff drops are worthless junk they try to sell you to make $ off of nothing. Do not buy into their lies.

    Also, vibes are sometimes due to carrier bearing angle.. Sometimes. Though I had no vibes with 9" of lift.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    also MJP2 has some strong words regarding diff drops :laugh:
     
  9. Jun 21, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    There is also a large debate about 1st gen vs 2nd gen. The general 2nd gen consensus is they dont work (as you can see above), there are many more 1st gen diff drop supporters.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    So I keep hearing this talk about "vibes". Im not really sure what exactly that means. With the lift I have right now i feel damn near every bump in the road. sometimes it feels like my truck jumps 6 inches left or right every time i hit a tiny bump. is this something the diff drop would fix? how can i improve the ride quality?
     
  11. Jun 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    I have one on my truck (1st gen) and it has helped alot.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    You said in a thread you created you have a spacer lift. You answered your own question as to why it rides like shit. Diff drop wouldn't do anything. They don't do anything as is.
     
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