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Toyota tech told not to put on a diff drop

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Spolar, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Sep 29, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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    Spolar

    Spolar [OP] Going broke

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    I know this topics been literally beat to death... sorry.

    I have a 2016 TRD package with bilstein 5100s up front on the top setting. Everything I've read on forums says to put on a diff drop even though it's a small lift to save my cv joints, it's cheap, etc. I actually bought one to install already as well. I took my truck in for another issue and he recommended against putting on a diff drop unless I was going to be doing serious off-roading on a regular basis. He said the occoasial weekender 4x4ing not to worry about it.
     
  2. Sep 29, 2016 at 4:20 PM
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    Would love to hear the reason why you wouldn't want to maintain the stock geometry
     
  3. Sep 29, 2016 at 4:27 PM
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    Just put it on.
     
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  4. Sep 29, 2016 at 4:33 PM
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    He's an idiot. Put it on.
     
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    A lot of them are.....
     
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    Whos going to pay the parts when you need to fix it? You. Dont listen to the know-it-all.
     
  7. Sep 29, 2016 at 4:56 PM
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    I did ask why he said not to and his reply was that it only really makes a difference if I'm fully articulating the suspension regularly. He said the occasional off roading miiiight force a little grease from the cv boot (which seemed like a good reason to put it on to me...) but that it wasn't really an issue.

    I already have it, I'll be throwing it on when I have some time I guess.
     
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  8. Sep 29, 2016 at 10:28 PM
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    If it were more expensive then i would say yes you could save the money and not install it and be ok.
    Since its only around $30 it is a good way to help with cutting down on premature wear.
    Its not going to hurt anything to install it.
     
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  9. Sep 30, 2016 at 5:24 AM
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    Ditto^^^^^
     
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    How hard is a diff drop to install? Can an average wrench turner do it at home or do you need a lift?
     
  11. Sep 30, 2016 at 6:07 AM
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    Anyone can do it. For the Tundra it's not really a true drop, it really just pivots the front of the diff down. The rear of the diff stays attached and pivots from bushings. If I remember correctly.
     
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  12. Sep 30, 2016 at 9:01 AM
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    plenty of youtube videos.
     
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    yep
     
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    Double yep.
     
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