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I have a 3" spacer lift that has been on over a month and my CV boot are still seriously compressed. I have the diff drop/pivot but never installed it since 99% of this board think they suck.

My question to you is since there are three bolts holding the diff up why not lower all three instead of just 2? Has anyone ever tried this?

Also, is there an other way to ease the nasty angles on my cv boots without changing the spacer lift I have?

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Gary

2001 Tacoma 2.7L 4cyl Manual Standard Cab 4x4, 3" Spacer/AAL lift, 33x12.50 MTR's
 

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grozanc said:
I have a 3" spacer lift that has been on over a month and my CV boot are still seriously compressed. I have the diff drop/pivot but never installed it since 99% of this board think they suck.

My question to you is since there are three bolts holding the diff up why not lower all three instead of just 2? Has anyone ever tried this?

Also, is there an other way to ease the nasty angles on my cv boots without changing the spacer lift I have?

Thanks,
Gary

2001 Tacoma 2.7L 4cyl Manual Standard Cab 4x4, 3" Spacer/AAL lift, 33x12.50 MTR's
You can't lower all three (enough to make a difference anyway) without hitting the rear cross member. Your boots will be fine if you take the time to keep them somewhat drit free. Give them a quick rinse after wheeling, or whatever.
 

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I disagree about the boots being fine at 3" of lift. would install the diff drop since it takes about 10 minutes to do and will help a tiny bit. In this case, every little bit DOES help. I have run about 3" of lift with a diff drop for well over two years and my truck is at 160K and I only recently replaced my first inner CV boot.

I do agree though that keeping the boots clean is a great idea, I wonder if there is a type of lube that is safe to spray on the boots to help them slide more freely against each other? I'd be concerned about eventually breaking down the rubber with any petroleum based lubes though. It would also have to be a thin, light lube so as not to attract tons of dirt.
 

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yes i agree, i have about 2.75 inches of lift now because i did put on the diff drop. i just went to home depot and bought big washers, stacked them up adn put the bolts through. dropped it like inch and a quarter. but only replaced my inner boot too.
 
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