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Front Differential Kit for 2.5" bilstein Lift

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by OmarSing, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Nov 30, 2016 at 8:55 AM
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    OmarSing

    OmarSing [OP] New Member

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    Omar
    Vehicle:
    2016 4runner SR5
    TRD Grill, TrdWheels,TRD skid plate, Bilstein (5100) series suspension front and rear with 1.5" swayaway coil. work in progress to convert to TRDPRO
    Any advise on this kit?
    I have bilstein 5100 front and rear. (2.5"/1.5"). I hear a lot of mixed info. For a 16' sr5

    My opinion:
    It's not expensive, so why not? Saves the time/energy to having to go back and do it. So just add it now.

    Will I have trouble with my TRD skid plate?
    All opinions/advise is welcomed.

    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 4, 2016 at 8:31 AM
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    FourEyedWilly

    FourEyedWilly New Member

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    Chad
    Vehicle:
    2016 4Runner TEP
    OME Lift, Grill LED bar, N-Fabs, Spidertrax spacers
    I installed an OME setup which did not call out a drop kit. I had it installed anyway. Having the CVs closer to stock made sense to me. The cost is so negligible that I couldn't see a reason to not do it. No troubles with the skid plate on my Trail.
     
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  3. Dec 4, 2016 at 9:16 AM
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    Relentless

    Relentless Offroad armor Fabricating beast! Vendor

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    Eric
    Sparks NV
    Vehicle:
    05 Limited 4.7 V8, long travel, dual locked
    Lifted on 35s and Relentless Armored, too much to list!
    On all the 05+ 4runners the geometry of the mounting locations makes installing the 1" the diff spacer basically useless. It doesnt drop the diff so much as it rotates it a bit, which in the end turns out to be about 1 degree of change in CV angle with the 1" spacer in place. The 1" spacer then makes the front diff mount arms more susceptible to getting whacked by a rock or whatever offroad and requires mods to fit with the stock skids too.
    My $.02- they're not worth it on the newer rigs! Now on a 3rd gen, sure they work fine there.
     
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  4. Dec 6, 2016 at 3:21 PM
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    OmarSing

    OmarSing [OP] New Member

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    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Omar
    Vehicle:
    2016 4runner SR5
    TRD Grill, TrdWheels,TRD skid plate, Bilstein (5100) series suspension front and rear with 1.5" swayaway coil. work in progress to convert to TRDPRO
    Appreciate the opinions guys! ✌️
     

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