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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    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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    That’s what I hear. I notice some folks sell them with a kit and some don’t. I may leave them off.
     
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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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    I used it on the toytec 3 inch lift. Was still able to use factory skid with a little encouragement. Probably not worth messing with on a 3 inch kit
     
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    I’ll look at the angles after I stick the 885s on. But in all likelihood the drop will stay off.
     
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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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