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i'm kind of confused about what the right solution is for keeping the cv boots working right for a 3'' and over lift. I have looked at different threads and half the people say diff drops won't do anything and half say they will, i was planning on getting the fabtech 3.5'' performance lift but then i read about this problem. is there any different kind or brand of shocks that won't stress the cv boots? and is a diff drop really going to solve my problem if i go ahead with the 3.5'' lift? and does having ADD make this problem better or worse or anything? thanks
 

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With ADD, it is not recommended to go over 3" of lift. I think when I first started it was 3.25", but that may be with manual hubs. General consensus of the "veterans" used to be 3". No need for a diff "drop". But, if you keep seeing conflicting opinions everywhere else, expect to see them here too. :p
 

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I have run a 1.25" diff drop with 3.5" of lift, and 3.5" without the diff drop now. No difference in wear. It's all about keeping the CV boots clean. You let dirt chill in there, and it acts like sand paper- which eat your boots. I rinse mine off regualrly.
 

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I've got 3" of lift witha 1" diff drop and my inner CV boot fins are rubbing a slight bit, so I will probably need to replace the boots in another 10k miles but they make high angle boots designed not to do this. As for the actual cv joints, it is my understanding that they will tolerate 3" although it may increase the wear on em'.
Hope this helps...
Doug
 

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I have the Fabtech Coil over kit, and the 1" diff drop spacer, and i can tell the diff from cv angle, with them than with out them it was alot worse, i would get it, besides its like 20 bucks!
 
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