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they replace. i have run both with and without a diff drop. no difference as far as the cv goes
 
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No. But here is the thing. the top of the Diff is very close. to the bottom of the engine / oil pan like you can not even fit your finger in between close . If you are doing Hard offroad stuff it is possible for the engine to move enough to get a crack in the aluminum oil pan Ask me how i know . So the diff drop does help that out alot .
 
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Im going to be running fox 2.5 struts made for a tc long travel kit but with limit straps so im looking to limit them to just of max what a standard cv and lca can handle
 
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Does the diff drop not negatively affect the front prop shaft angle?
i had not had any issues. with that . i do know my rci skids do not work with the diff drop. i had to run spacers. in about 45 days all of this will be a thing of the past for me though. its SAS time
 
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Heres something interesting for you all. The workshop that did my valvebody upgrade used dex3 fluid (according to invoice)...of course this alarmed me, i wrang the company that makes the valvebody upgrades and tc kit as i figure they would give me an honest answer.

They told me that while they recommended a full flush in the next few weeks, using dex 3 wont actually cause any damage to the transmission and that they sometimes recommend using it for a750 autos which have big power (500hp+) as its a thicker fluid.

i have been driving since friday with dex 3 no problems at all yet.
 
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Hmmm. I did a partial flush with Valvoline WS once and I could tell the difference. Next flush I did, I went back to Toyota branded WS fluid.
It may drive differently on different fluids but probably didnt hurt it. I cant comment on drive quality comparison because before the valvebody i was using toyota ws
 
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I have been running a LT rear set up for a while now and not a single issue with the abs stuff
 
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I run Resz Fab. Offset upper and lower links. I also run Radflo rear shocks. they have 14 inch shock bodies . I am swapping everything though and will run a 3 link set up , with coilovers .
 
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I run Resz Fab. Offset upper and lower links. I also run Radflo rear shocks. they have 14 inch shock bodies . I am swapping everything though and will run a 3 link set up , with coilovers .
14 inch shocks, im using 11.5s, i jave offset upper arms to and with both wheels at full droop the arm and coil are close to the tank, if i extended the swaybar links the i get binding.
 
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Took her out to the technical trails today. Suspension and gearbox performed flawlessly. Need the front suspension upgraded to keep up with the rear now

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I run Resz Fab. Offset upper and lower links. I also run Radflo rear shocks. they have 14 inch shock bodies . I am swapping everything though and will run a 3 link set up , with coilovers .
Looking at the resz fab, with those uppers being non adjustable they look a fair bit thinner then my adjustable ones which may be why you dont have clearance issues
 

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