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At what point are diff drop and carrier bearing kits necessary?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SLOWER, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Feb 21, 2020 at 2:53 PM
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    SLOWER

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    I have 5100 at the top setting and considering rear shackles.
     
  2. Feb 21, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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    I have 5100's at top setting and Toytec shackles at 1.5 and I added a drop due to just wanting my drive line aligned with little to no angle. I did it very simple with SS washers and longer bolts. Easy
     
  3. Feb 21, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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    To answer your question correctly = if you have the shakes then do the drop.
     
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    Looks like the +3 shackles include the carrier bearing kit. Do the diff drop as well?
     
  5. Feb 21, 2020 at 3:32 PM
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    Sorry, it looks like I said shackles, but I meant shakes / shaking when you are driving due to a bad drive line angle.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2020 at 5:06 PM
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    rustytoys

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    Shackles change your pinion angle from stock - there is no aligning that as long as the shackles are installed. If you are concerned about angles then blocks are the way to go.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2020 at 5:08 PM
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    The carrier bearing drop kit is like $30 and two minutes to install, its cheap and easy enough to just drop it regardless of if there is a noise or not.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2020 at 5:09 PM
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    I have 5100's at the middle setting with a front diff drop. Truck had a 3" kit when I bought it so it was on there already. With 1.5" lift up front I have little to no cv angle which I like. Took the block off the rear so I did not do a carrier bearing drop.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2020 at 5:28 PM
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    I had to do the carrier bearing drop with a 2 inch block in the rear.
     

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