How many of you dropped the diff?

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Trying to figure out if I should install the diff drop when I throw in my OME springs. I will wheel sans sway bar but commute with it on. What say you guys?
 

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Trying to figure out if I should install the diff drop when I throw in my OME springs. I will wheel sans sway bar but commute with it on. What say you guys?
I'm not a fan of them personally. You put a lift on so you can run taller tires and get more clearance under the diff, then you lower the diff and reduce your clearance. Working at cross purposes. A common 3" lift does not make extreme angles on the CV joints.
 
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I put the toytec 2.5" coilover kit on bilstein 5100's and it came with a diff drop. Installed it and then took it off because I couldn't get the skid plate back on. The shaft angles aren't extreme enough to bother with it.
 

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It throws off the pinion angle on the drive shaft to the tcase too. Unless the diff drop kit comes with a new rear mount and bushing. Likely, it doesn't.
 
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Angle looks really good . I heard one tech say that diff drop starves certain bearings from oil. I had it briefly , but took it off after I installed TC long travel . No worries now .
 

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So @Explorer4Hire, you did install the diff drop? From the previous comments, I thought you had decided against installing it.
 
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I have been running with a diff drop since 2012. My reason was better CV angles. I am now ready to remove the 1 inch spacers and go back to stock even with a 3 inch +/- lift because I cannot get aftermarket skids to fit with a drop. I bought my skids and I am not willing to take them into work to re-fab them to fit. Drop goes. Angles of joints are not such a problem. Only issue may become the inner cv boots rubbing and causing tears and grease loss. I suppose I could shoot some silicone spray around there to stop the tearing but it has not come to that yet, just something to be aware of.
 
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Lift hieght isnt the issue with cv angles, droop is. If your struts are longer then 575mm at open length a diff drop is required, buy a bash plate built to fit around a diff drop not one spaced down and you lose minimal clearance.
 
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