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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoma steve, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Apr 8, 2012 at 5:59 AM
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    tacoma steve

    tacoma steve [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys new here I love the site been looking around here for awhile gathering as much info as I can, but still have some questions.
    I would like a lift but I'm wondering for all you that have a 3" lift do you just assume you will have to replace cv boots on a fairly regular basis? I had a 3" spacer lift on my old 98 tacoma and went through boots quit a bit until i got sick of it and got my 06. I'm in the position now where I can spend more money than I could the last time, so was hoping there's a lift that won't do that.
    Also my truck has 92k is it worth it to put a lift on it, are driveline parts reaching the end of their lift span and once a lift is on I'll be replacing parts constantly.

    Thanks
    Steve
     
  2. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:02 AM
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    i have 2.5" on my '05, been on for about 30000mi and no boot problems.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:10 AM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    I blew both my boots within a month of installing my lift...but I was around 3.5"

    all trucks are different though OP. from where you drive, how you drive, slight differences in boot mechanics and so on; there's no real way to predict boot bursts.

    If anything, look into the boot slide mod sticky thread. Should prolong the life of your boots. Also, all-pro sells LT/high angle boots.

    Raised CV angles are an inherent trait of lifts, no matter what kind of lift you get (Excluding 2wd)
     
  4. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:34 AM
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    Drop your front diff with spacers. It helps.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:40 AM
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  6. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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    thanks for sharing .[​IMG]
     
  7. Apr 8, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    Welcome from GA. There are a lot of different lift options out there and a lot of info on this site so just hang around and search, then you'll figure out what works best for you.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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    Thanks guys. I had the diff on my other truck and it didnt do anything. I've been searching like crazy there's so much on lifts my head is spinning lol.
     
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