Land Cruiser 100 Series IFS Diff Drop Kit installation

The kit comes not only with the bracket but all washers; bolts and spacers are also supplied.

For easier access I put the Land Cruiser on to my ramps as the front metal skid plate and plastic pans need to be removed. 4 nuts on the existing cross member can be removed straight away but the bolts have to stay in place. Next step is to support the differential before removing the control arm which is connected to the cross member.

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Then the front mounting bolt and rubber spacers must be removed. This bolts fastens into a captive nut.

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The rear-mounting bolt can be removed, but this one has a nut on the topside.

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The new cross member can be installed with the existing hardware.

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On the  front differential mount a 65mm x 25mm round spacer has to be fitted with the old 14mm bolt.

Also on the rear mount a round spacer has to be installed with a newly supplied 14mm x 130mm bolt.

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You must torque all the bolts to the specification.

Re-install the metal skid plate using the spacers, which are supplied together with the new bolts.

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As you can see on the picture, the metal skid plate will have been lowered by approximately 1 inch.

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