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WTB: Diff Drop Kit

Discussion in '1st Gen Tacoma Marketplace (1995-2004)' started by Tacomadude89, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    Tacomadude89

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    Looking to buy a complete diff drop kit for a first gen Tacoma.

    Let me know if you've got one! Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 29, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    OmahaStylee

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    FRONT: Toytec CO's & diff drop BACK: AllPro standard leaf kit with Bilsteins and axle shims
    I got mine new for $30

    >link<
     
  3. Aug 29, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    Thanks,

    Yeah, ended up just ordering that same exact one last night.

    How was the install? Did the skids go back on fairly easily?
     
  4. Aug 30, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    OmahaStylee

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    FRONT: Toytec CO's & diff drop BACK: AllPro standard leaf kit with Bilsteins and axle shims
    I literally just sat down at the computer to find this after re-installing my skid plates...

    They're on, although it took some time.
    First off - the ONLY time I have ever taken my skid plates off was for the diff drop kit install which was done about 3 months ago,
    and I just now got around to re-installing them because I'm headed out on a road trip to Colorado tomorrow morning.

    I started with the front 3 bolts (the middle one first because it's the longest) and worked my way back.

    2 things that I noticed:
    1.) The holes toward the back of the front main skid plate and the two on the secondary skid plate didn't want to line up exactly, but I was able to coax the bolts in - hopefully without ruining the threads.
    2.) speaking of threads, the diff drop kit comes with two new longer replacement bolts paired up with a block spacer & 2 washers for each bolt.
    These go in the main (front) skid plate, it'll become obvious when you see it. The heads on my replacement bolts were 13mm, which is a little bit of a nuisance because all the other bolt heads are 12mm. The threads on the two replacement bolts I received did not play nice with the holes in which they belong. I pulled one of them & compared side by side to one of the factory bolts - the threads seem to line up exactly, the only difference being that the factory bolt threads are much shorter & round while the threads on the new bolts are more pointy & a bit taller when viewed from a side profile.
    I only got the replacement bolts in about 5 turns.
    Good enough to hold in place (extremely tight) until I can find something different.
     
  5. Aug 30, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    OmahaStylee

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    FRONT: Toytec CO's & diff drop BACK: AllPro standard leaf kit with Bilsteins and axle shims
    Oh, intall... I didn't do it.

    I had a torn CV boot, so while my mechanic was installing new CV shaft I had him put in my TOYTEC coil overs, diff drop kit and power steering rack bushing kit.
     
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