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Do I need steering extension for body lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jj95, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Jul 15, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    jj95

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    I have 95 tacoma 4x4 im fixin to put a 3inch body lift i have everything exept the steering extension can i get by without it
     
  2. Jul 15, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

    ChrisYoTaCoMa Chrome's for Harleys and old farts

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    No, you will have to get one. I did this on a chevy truck and it is a must do. My friend did his Nissan same thing, and I did it to my Bronco 2 a few years back, had to do it. I'm afraid you can't get by without putting an extension in. Unless the guys on this site who are actually VERY knowledgeable have a trick or way around it.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2009 at 11:32 PM
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    man that sucks cuz its hard to find to find one...my friend installs lifts everyday and he said some need them and some dont
     
  4. Aug 9, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    do you need longer ac lines or brake lines when putting on a body lift????
     
  5. Aug 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    When I lifted my 89 Dakota, ya we all make mistakes.... I had to relocate my brake line brackets, did not have to mess with my AC lines, had to loosen up some wiring here and there, replace and elongate some vacuum lines to things mounted on the fender wells, etc. It's all dependent on what you have to move, extend, remove, and such. That is why I won't ever do a body lift again.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    just did one the other day on an 02 taco (hahaha mine) you definately need the steering extension and it is a pain in the ass to put on. you will need fuel line extensions, you shouldnt need A/C and brake extensions though. however all trucks are different so have a buddy or two to help, and one that is obligated to watching the brake and a/c lines while you jack up the body, you may also have to extend your 4wd lever however you dont have to and i do not reccomend it at all. with 3 people that do this for a living it took 12 hours and 30 minutes. but i also have so much redneck rigged mess it made it harder lol


    good luck, pm me if you have more questions
     
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