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6" dicontinued trailmaster lift help!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by harleygirl1413, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Jan 24, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    harleygirl1413

    harleygirl1413 [OP] Member

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    vickie
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    6" trailmaster lift, 33 x 12.50 Toyo mt
    I Need help!!
    I have a 96 tacoma. had the 6" trailmaster lift put on 12 years ago. Have gone through 3 broken struts now. Went to get my 3rd one replaced, come to find out that they have discontued this lift and I cannot find a new strut for it. I believe it is the strut, its the one on the outside, closest to the tire. Does anyone know where i might find one, if not, what are my options? are there any aftermarket struts that may fit?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    Whitfield

    Whitfield Well-Known Member

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    Bobbed Left front ~ Ok not really but I bought it crashed from the kids dad 4-CHEAP. Frame Swap and 04 Clip + 6" lift ~ Woo Hoo!!!
    Yes I can help. I'll try to redirect you to two threads one of which I wrote the info you are seeking yesterday.

    You are seeking a pair of 89-91 VW golf cartridge struts. Gotta be replacment cartridge style ~ not non replacment. Non replacment with the sheet metal body and lower flange for spindle bolt are the more common.

    These struts will then need to be machined to fit the upper strut bearing. At this point the strut will be abou 3/4" shorter then the TM 6" strut. Theirfore I lowered my strut bearing plate with spacers about 3/4".

    See bottom of page 3
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/134358-big-lift-small-tires-3.html

    See Bottom of page 1
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/87891-my-99-x-cab-rebuild-build-thread.html
     
  3. Jan 24, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    Whitfield

    Whitfield Well-Known Member

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    Bobbed Left front ~ Ok not really but I bought it crashed from the kids dad 4-CHEAP. Frame Swap and 04 Clip + 6" lift ~ Woo Hoo!!!
  4. Jan 24, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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  5. Jan 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. TC UCA's OME Dakars with extra leaf in the rear. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
  6. Jan 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    Whitfield

    Whitfield Well-Known Member

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    Bobbed Left front ~ Ok not really but I bought it crashed from the kids dad 4-CHEAP. Frame Swap and 04 Clip + 6" lift ~ Woo Hoo!!!
    Thanks Matic ~ now that you mention it, I believe I did the inversion mod and then used spacers.

    KYB's for under $40 each ~

    Bilstien HD's for $120 ea.

    http://www.europartsdirect.com/epc-items.asp



    OR

    http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/1989/volkswagen/golf/suspension/strut_insert.html

    Bilstein HD Strut Insert - Front

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    Retail Price: $144.50
    Your Price: $97.94
    Quantity:


    Part Number: W0133-1605589
    Notes: Use with externally threaded struts.
    Product Remark: Heavy Duty
    Position: Front
    Availability: In Stock
     
  7. Jan 24, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    harleygirl1413

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    6" trailmaster lift, 33 x 12.50 Toyo mt
    Thanks a ton!! doesnt look to bad to fix...for a girl! lol! thanks again guys!:D
     
  8. Jun 18, 2016 at 6:41 PM
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    Kevin2.7

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    Any bad experience with this braket here it holds the second strut

    received_1023300054373499.jpg
     
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