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Diff drop question for lifting 3" or less

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by McTundra12, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Mar 12, 2016 at 8:51 AM
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    McTundra12

    McTundra12 [OP] New Member

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    I have been looking for some specific information, I haven't found it yet so I am hoping this forum can help. What is the maximum front lift before a diff drop should be done? I am coming from a long line of lifted vehicles but I have always lifted over four inches. I am looking to enhance the performance of the suspension but also level out my 2012 TRD CM.

    I like the Toyotech coil over options for a 3/1" lift but the cost doesn't do it for me.

    I like just changing out with the Bilstein 5100 for 2.5ish inches. I assume a diff drop is not required for them.

    I am not hung up on tire size, anything that looks proportional to the lift I choose. I plan on trying to find some TRD Rock Warrior wheels or using the factory TRD 18s.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2016 at 11:30 AM
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    csuviper

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    You should do the diff drop with 3+" lifts. You will be ok not doing it with a 2.5" lift but for $30 and an easy install why not just do it.
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2016 at 10:56 AM
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    reasonselzzz

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    Is the diff drop needed on a 2wd Tundra?
     
  4. Apr 10, 2016 at 11:20 AM
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    mdavis

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    No front diff to drop on a 2wd.
     
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