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Old 01-09-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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All lifts cause damage

Bought a new 2013 Tacoma dbl cab sport about two weeks ago and I am very happy wiht it. Always liked the lifted look but the local business that installs lifts suprisingly told me that any lift would ultimately cause damage and would probably void the warranty. How can there be no good lift out there? Don't get it when everyone in here has a lift or would like one.
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Void the warranty, not from my experience. Cause damage .. yea. Especially if you consider losing resale dollars "damage" The real damage comes because the stock parts just wear quicker with lifts. Not even lifts tho, just bigger wheels and tires also cause premature wear.
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The dealership told me that if they installed the lift the warranty would still be good but I would risk wearing out some parts faster. I didn't get it done cuz it was stupid expensive through them.
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CV boots, for example, are pretty much guaranteed to wear out faster.

Ditto driveline U-Joints.

Everything is tradeoffs.
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My dealer said a suspension lift DOES NOT void the warranty, but surprisingly a body lift voids it which i thought was odd. Honestly it wont cause damage right way, but over time like fightnfire said it causes premature wear. My dad and I put a lift on the 96 jeep cherokee we had in 1998, was my daily driver in high school and started to barley slip a little in 2008 with 240,000 on it. the other jeep we had was stock with 275,00 on it and no tranny slipping. Yes premature wear does come about from a lift but depending on the lift and off road conditions not much like the dealer made it out to be. LIFT IT
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Bearings, cv's, steering, brakes, all will wear faster especially when most people "lift" to clear larger heavier tires which cause more wear. But at the same time many people lift with minimal to zero issues. I'm at 60k miles on 35's and the only problem I've ran into us i have a wheel bearing going out.
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Bearings, cv's, steering, brakes, all will wear faster especially when most people "lift" to clear larger heavier tires which cause more wear. But at the same time many people lift with minimal to zero issues. I'm at 60k miles on 35's and the only problem I've ran into us i have a wheel bearing going out.
How bad was the bearing to replace?
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How bad was the bearing to replace?
havent replaced it yet* having a shop do it next thursday, i could do it if i had a press i just don't want to mess with it
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It doesnt come pressed already when they ship it?
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It doesnt come pressed already when they ship it?
Depends on what parts you buy. Just the bearing without the housing you have to press the bear and the hub. Bearing and housing -Just press the hub. Full hub assembly-Bolt and go.
I did my wifes 4Runner about a week ago...Gt the bears in the housing and just had the h pressed into it by a buddy....Easy but more expensive than just buying bearings...
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it is just premature wear if you do not account for every aspect of the lift

if you can preserve all the original drivetrain angles (cv's, diffs, and propeller) then
a lift is gonna be fine. proper lift jobs are expensive, there is no free ride.
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it is just premature wear if you do not account for every aspect of the lift

if you can preserve all the original drivetrain angles (cv's, diffs, and propeller) then
a lift is gonna be fine. proper lift jobs are expensive, there is no free ride.
The only way to preserve original driveline angles is to leave it stock... There's no way to lift a vehicle and not change the angles of at least some of the driveline parts. It's just not physically possible...
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My dealer said a suspension lift DOES NOT void the warranty, but surprisingly a body lift voids it which i thought was odd. Honestly it wont cause damage right way, but over time like fightnfire said it causes premature wear. My dad and I put a lift on the 96 jeep cherokee we had in 1998, was my daily driver in high school and started to barley slip a little in 2008 with 240,000 on it. the other jeep we had was stock with 275,00 on it and no tranny slipping. Yes premature wear does come about from a lift but depending on the lift and off road conditions not much like the dealer made it out to be. LIFT IT
Why do you find it odd that they say a body lift would? You're lifting the body off of the frame I think its odd anyone would question why the dealership would frown upon that.
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