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Old 02-21-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
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My $350 mistake!!

Well it happened and I have no one to be mad at but me. My friend (an experienced mech for five years) and I (experienced operator for five years installed) my TOYTEC 2.5" lift last weekend. Since then I was hearing a chattering noise in the front end. Since im a procrastinator I decided to check it out when I did my oil change. Two days prior to my oil change I heard a pop while taking a turn and thought nothing it. While changing my oil I figured it out. My sway bar bracket was left loose and had fallen on to my CV boot tearing it. All in all dealer quote $350, would do it my self but nobody has the parts (to new).
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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ouchhhhhhhhhhh that is a costly lesson, but could of been worse....
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:44 PM   #3
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One of the many reasons I tend to stay away from lifts for these trucks. To many problems seem to develop after installing one. Not my cup of tea so to speak. Good luck.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:47 PM   #4
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One of the many reasons I tend to stay away from lifts for these trucks. To many problems seem to develop after installing one. Not my cup of tea so to speak. Good luck.
The lift both looks great and rides great. This was my mistake of not recheckng my work.
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:34 PM   #5
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One of the many reasons I tend to stay away from lifts for these trucks. To many problems seem to develop after installing one. Not my cup of tea so to speak. Good luck.
His issue has nothing at all to do with a "problem" that "developed", he simply made a mistake (which we all do on occasion). If you aren't confident in your own wrenching skills, I understand, but there's nothing wrong with lifts when done properly.
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sounds like your buddy needs to cough up $350..lol
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:41 PM   #7
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still like to see the truck because i wanna put mine in the air so bad
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:07 AM   #8
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still like to see the truck because i wanna put mine in the air so bad
Ill get some pic up when I get the truck back. Ill also try to get it next to a TRD so you can see a comparison.

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Old 02-22-2009, 07:14 AM   #9
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Is there a difference in the boots between an 05 and an 09? I don't think there is...
We looked for 2nd gen parts in general and nobody had them. All they had were lugs.
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:29 AM   #10
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hey, we all make mistakes. i made some on my Transam a few times.

I dropped a lifter while changing the cam one time. Had to pull the heads off and replace all the gaskets and bolts then- that was like 200 bucks worth of parts.

The first time I was changing my torque converter I managed to break my trans pump. I don't recall the price to fix it, but I think it was about a grand or so.

Since then I've changed converts and trans more times than I can count, same with heads and cams as well.
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Sorry to hear of your pain.
I had a track bar loosen and wallow out at the frame connection on a Jeep lift.
If I had re-torqued after a few miles (like you're supposed to ), I might have caught it in time.
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We looked for 2nd gen parts in general and nobody had them. All they had were lugs.
That doesn't sound right, I think you need to do more searching; these things have been around for many years. I can't imagine that the only folks able to perform work on them would be the dealers. I'm sure someone will come along with info shortly...
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