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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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    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

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    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

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  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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  6. Jan 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    Whitfield

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    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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    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
     
  9. May 25, 2017 at 12:28 PM
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    Doubl3aron

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    Soo this is an old but still pretty decent Trailmaster 4" lift kit. It's on my 1998 Toyota Tacoma ext Cab 5speed manual with the 3.4L V6 4x4. I've replaced the ball joint on the driver side and the cv axle (due to the shitty ball joint). She's up and running now. Need to mess with the rack and pinion possibly the intermediate shaft. But FIRST! I need to address this dumbass "Secondary strut/upper control arm delete" and get this bullshit replaced. Unfortunately with my luck they don't manufacture or sell them anymore because they are faulty. I'm going to fix it now and play with it. But when it fails I'm swapping it. It's currently IFS but she will be SAS after my pockets get a little fuller.. anyway. I'd like to go the cheaper route of solving replacing my upper strut assembly considering I've invested quite the chunk of change so far. Shoot me a message if you know what's up! Save me! Get the yota goin'! Thanks for reading my novel. Also I just bought the 1985-1993 VW golf KYB strut inserts just need to get them machined tonight then install them would like it if you guys gave me pointers?? IMG_4462.jpg IMG_4467.jpg IMG_4469.jpg image.jpg
     
  10. May 29, 2017 at 10:42 PM
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    Whitfield

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    Ebay ~ $3.99 ea. or not. I don't believe VW's use them.


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  11. May 29, 2017 at 10:59 PM
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    Doubl3aron

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    They'd probably help keep shit out of the shock cartridge. Thanks man. Probably rock the pink ones...
     
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