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Transaxle angle and the factory warranty??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by texred73, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Apr 24, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    texred73

    texred73 [OP] Trailrunner07dsm

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    Only the maglight mod,mounted on floor drivers side, billet antenna and have lined all storage under rear seats with rubber to keep the rattling to a minimum.
    :cool:Talked to the warranty people at Toyota and was told that if the angle of the driveshaft is altered it voids the warraty. Well as far as any repairs go that are related to that part.
    My delima is that I want to put 3-4" under my baby fo tires and mainly clearance. Is there any way to achieve my desired lift w/o altering the angle of the driveshaft. I've been told that a 3" ready lift/level kit w/the drop spindles will keep the factory angle ie. saving my warranty. I've seen these up close and it doesn't seem to lift the truck as much as it does level it. I was wondering if I could combine the ready lift, billy 5100's and the aal to get a better profile as well as more clearance? Any input wil be appreciated. Thx ahead of time.
     
  2. Apr 24, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    It wouldn't void your vehicle warranty. It will only affect the warranty on that specific part and any damage that specifically applies to that part. So, for example, it wouldn't affect a rear differential fluid leak problem.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    Mxpatriot

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    Yea don't worry about that, whoever told you that is full of it.

    I toasted a transmission while lifted 3'' (CO's up front and a leaf pack in the rear) and they covered it under factory warranty. The truck still had sand packed all in the undercarriage when I brought it in, too.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    Anything affected by the change could be voided; U-joints, T-case output flanges, cracks in cases, and yes even a pinion leak. It can all be caused by added torsional / lateral stresses. Now, a good dealer would cover anything once, maybe more.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    Only the maglight mod,mounted on floor drivers side, billet antenna and have lined all storage under rear seats with rubber to keep the rattling to a minimum.
    Well then is there a way to do the ready lift/level kit and still use the 5100's and an aal? I want some hight but the $$ for a full susp. lift is unlikely now.
     
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