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Rear Axle Rubs on Tank After Lowering

Howdy folks! First post on the forum, and I wish it was under better circumstance!

So I recently bought a super clean 2010 Base Tacoma. It's a regular cab, 2.7l, 5 speed manual and she's only got 28k on the clock! Her name's Charlotte by the way...

Anywho! I went and did the DJM 3/4 drop on Charlotte recently and I've been quite happy with the quality of the parts and the ride afterwards. All that said, I've noticed two glaring issues that I am not comfortable ignoring.

The clearance on the tank is certainly a cause for concern, to the point where the lip in the middle of the tank is beginning to fray a bit from rubbing on the axle!

I wish that was the only problem, but I've also noticed a new (dreadful) clunk under braking in the truck. It seems like once there is sufficient brake application in a sudden manner, there is a very loud clunk beneath the cab, what I seem to think is the sound of the axle being slammed in to the transmission.

Both of these things concern me greatly, and I've scoured forums for days unable to find someone else having my problem. The placement of my tank seems to be much closer to the axle than any of the other photos I see, though maybe that's because of the short cab.

Hopefully somebody has experienced these problems or can help me find a solution or at least where to look.

And thank you for anyone who replies!
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