Front Differential Drop and Carrier Bearing Drop

hugegrand

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Hi all,
I'm new to this so please bear with me if my questions sound naive etc... I have an 05 Sequoia SR5 and am about to install a Dobinsons 1.75" Lift kit on there.

lurking around various boards I've seen a lot of talk about Front Differential Drops on these beasts with a lift over 2". I've also read chatter about Dropping the Carrier Bearing for lifts over 2" as well.

I fall well under the thresholds with a 1.75" lift, but have also heard its a good overall preventive for premature wearing out of the front diff and Carrier Bearing. So my question is:

1. Should I do it anyway?
2. Besides extra cost, is there anything BAD about doing either of these drops if my lift is only 1.75 inches?

Thanks in advance y'all!
H
 

Mtoddsolomon

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Interested as well. Also, are you doing new UCAs with the dobinson lift? I've pretty much decided on that lift but the SPC UCAs are almost the same price as the lift. I would love to try stock UCAs and see if I can get away with it.
 

Jgrauman

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Hi all,
I'm new to this so please bear with me if my questions sound naive etc... I have an 05 Sequoia SR5 and am about to install a Dobinsons 1.75" Lift kit on there.

lurking around various boards I've seen a lot of talk about Front Differential Drops on these beasts with a lift over 2". I've also read chatter about Dropping the Carrier Bearing for lifts over 2" as well.

I fall well under the thresholds with a 1.75" lift, but have also heard its a good overall preventive for premature wearing out of the front diff and Carrier Bearing. So my question is:

1. Should I do it anyway?
2. Besides extra cost, is there anything BAD about doing either of these drops if my lift is only 1.75 inches?

Thanks in advance y'all!
H
Some say it's pointless, not sure how it could be. I did it on mine at 2.5". I would think any reduction in the angle of the cv would be beneficial. Both inner boots tore about a week after the lift so had to swap those out.
 

Jgrauman

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Interested as well. Also, are you doing new UCAs with the dobinson lift? I've pretty much decided on that lift but the SPC UCAs are almost the same price as the lift. I would love to try stock UCAs and see if I can get away with it.
Stock will be fine, but you're going to limit the travel of the dobinsons. What's your goal with the lift? That's your deciding factor and how much money you want to spend
 

Mtoddsolomon

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Stock will be fine, but you're going to limit the travel of the dobinsons. What's your goal with the lift? That's your deciding factor and how much money you want to spend
Goal with the lift is mostly appearance and occasionally doing some trails in the NC mountains, and camping. I’m always working on a project and I just finished my 2016 f150. I’m going to get the sequoia setup then sell the truck and use the sequoia as my DD.