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3" lift cause CV boot or other damage on 4x4?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mhagio, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    mhagio

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    I have a Tacoma 4x4 double cab w/ TRD off road package. I wanted to put a 3" lift so I could fit some 285/70/17 KM2's

    I was told by a couple of local shops (San Diego ORW and Truck shop which I think are reputable) that lifting my truck over 2.5" will damage my CV joints even with a diff drop.

    This was caused due to the angle and the continued stress on the joints from the lift.

    Is there anyone out that that has had a 3" lift for a while (i.e., 1-2yrs) that could tell me if you've had problems or not?

    Thanks
    Maurice
     
  2. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i had a 3" spacer on mine last year for a few months and then went to a 3" CO setup and have been running it since AND wheelng it a few times w/ no cv tears or problems. i am running the diff drop as well. lifted the truck at 1 week old and its coming on a year old
     
  3. Jun 14, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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    Janster

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    Lots of people lift their trucks/tacomas.

    Do you see many people complaining about CV boots / CV failures?

    Sure, anything can happen and anything can break. If you abuse it, you'll definately damage something.

    One word of caution to prevent damaged your CV joints - DO NOT make tight turns while in 4WD!!!!! I've seen guys blow out their CV joints because they crank the wheel & try to move at the same time. POP/BANG!
     
  4. Jun 14, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    DDD

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    If you go in mud or sand hose off the CV boots. 90% of the time a CV boot gets torn is because there is mud or sand between the folds which has been rubbing for some time.

    Kinda like when I screw my fat sweaty wife on the beach. I always hose the sand out of her folds.... But, that's a different subject.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    thanks for that info man i didnt know that but thats good information
     
  6. Jun 14, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    mhagio

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    Thanks for all the advice. doesn't sound like people have had too much of an Issue with the 3" lift.

    I'll have to remember your advice about hosing off... oh ya and my truck too.
     
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