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Hey all, new to the boards as you can oh-so well see in my post count.. I just picked up an 03 Tacoma 2.7 SR5 4x4. Before buying this, I owned a 96' 4runner limited with a 3" Revtek and 2" BL. It was just too pretty to take out on the trails and such, so I traded it in on a new Tacoma. I didn't wheel it much, just took it to the mountains every occasional weekend. So now that I have my tacoma, I am just pondering any types of weakspots it might have. I just received a 3" revtek I ordered and will be mounting some 32's on it. Tires are still undecided. My main concerns are CV joints, leaf pack carriers, control arms, u joints... Any of these components popular on needing replacement? I'm no moron :rolleyes: when it comes to things breaking on the trail, but I'd just like to get a feel for my boundaries when it comes to dune trips and such.

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You won't have to worry much about your CV joints as much as the CV boots (primarily the inner boots). The joints can handle higher angles than the boots, which tend to wear out quicker when a lift is installed because they're always spinning with the ADD front (disregard this if you have manual hubs). It's a good idea to keep them clean to avoid dirt accelerating the wear. Once you get your Revtek lift installed, you'll want to check the fins on your inner CV boots to see if and/or how badly they're touching/rubbing. You may decide at that point whether to do a diff drop (pivots the front of the diff down a little) to attempt to alleviate some of the increased angle. The diff drop may or may not be necessary and may or may not help in alleviating the issue (it varies from truck to truck).

Otherwise, you shouldn't have any other major concerns, as far as balljoint angles, u-joints, etc.
 

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well as far as the 2.7L is concerned , they are a cinch to work on and easy to get to just about any part.
 

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You can fit 32"s with no lift....







Didn't get any pics of the steering wheel turned, but I have had zero rubbing, even jumping the curbs at the mall! :lmao:
 

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Chief said:
You can fit 32"s with no lift....
They work great on stock rims, but if you end up going with aftermarket rims, and get less BS, they tag the pinch weld in a bad way. Ran this set up temporarily and took some nice chunks out of my tires, even with the pinch weld banged down. No problems on road though.
 

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Chief said:
You can fit 32"s with no lift....


Didn't get any pics of the steering wheel turned, but I have had zero rubbing, even jumping the curbs at the mall! :lmao:
Lemme borrow that thing for a few hours... I'll find some rubbing!!!! :D
 

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rojodiablo said:
Lemme borrow that thing for a few hours... I'll find some rubbing!!!! :D
LOL yea, so could I. Check my other rig in my sig, that's what it's for!!

And yea, no rubbing on the stock rims!
 
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