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Skyjacker 3'' Suspension Help!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Zaint, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Feb 18, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    Zaint

    Zaint [OP] My Taco Eats Me

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    So I'm almost finished with the install of the skyjacker 3'' suspension on my 2003 taco. There are a couple issues that have come up and I was curious if anyone has had these experiences as well or if anyone has an answer.

    First issue was the front upper control arm, after the lift - well strut - was installed, is about 1 inch from the inside of my tire. My tire is a 275/75 mounted on the stock 17 rim. First two attachments shows a more defining situation.

    Second issue is the rear shackles that the rear leafs mount to. With the addition of 3'' to a leaf it seems that the leaf will be resting on the exhaust on the passenger side. The driver side has no issue as it does not have the exhaust exiting on that side. I have new stronger shackles coming in but I used the originals to hold it's mount to show an accurate picture. In the picture I already have the exhaust off it's hanger to drop it enough so that the spring isn't resting on the exhaust as it sits until a solution is found. Even with that there is barely room.

    Does anyone know anything about this issue with the leaf springs coming into contact with the exhaust. Did you just get longer hangers or cut the exhaust, and if you cut the exhaust up near the muffler, did you ever get exhaust fumes into the car with it dumping underneath? Second two attachments for the pictures.

    Thanks to all those who can help!

    EDIT: forgot to mention, the front is still slightly jacked. There is some weight and contact with the tires to the ground, but not full truck weight compression. The gap will increase as the truck sits at actual not lifted ride height, but it's not looking like there is much of a choice in tires and wanting to have a lot of flex without rubbing that arm.

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  2. Feb 18, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    kinkrider101 Well-Known Member

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    You could cut the exhaust before the axle
     
  3. Feb 18, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    Zaint [OP] My Taco Eats Me

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    That was my preferance, but do you know anyone that has done this? Do they get fumes into the cab with the the exhaust not dumping off to the side of the back of the truck?
     
  4. Feb 18, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    Fumes won't go into the cab, it may get a little louder thought. Just dump it before the axle
     
  5. Feb 18, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    All looks good to me. Just cut the exhaust.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    I'll probably cut the exhaust. Any tips on the front end? I can't imagine all these lifted tacos with larger tires not having issues rubbing the upper control arm.

    Are there any fixes? I'm not interested in wheel spacers.

    Thanks again for the help
     
  7. Feb 21, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    ive got a sky jacker lift with no problems and ive cut my exhaust over my axel.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    Your tires are only rubbing at full turn right? Before I got new UCA's and Spidertrax spacers, I had the same issue.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    I had too cut my exhaust with my rough country lift as well
     
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