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Hi all,
I read that 3.5" of lift is obtainable, but I have some questions I would like answered.
Here is my setup: Camburg Upper Uni-ball arms w/ Donahoes, 4WD, v6.
Note: I do not want to switch to manual hubs.

Now my question is if I buy a spacer to attain the 3.5" will the upper and lower ball joints handle that extra inch?

If I get Hi-angle CV Boots, from CVU, will the CV's survive 3.5"?

Or should I buy hi-angle after-market CVs?


This is where I read that 3.5" is possible
http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=857


Thanks everyone for your input!
 

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Have fun with your stiff and shitty ride. Even if you get an extra inch of down travel with your arms you will over extend your CVs. Also you CANNOT add spacers to adjustable coilovers. The collar acts like a spacer by preloading your springs.
 

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Blinkin2000 said:
Here is my setup: Camburg Upper Uni-ball arms w/ Donahoes.... Now my question is if I buy a spacer to attain the 3.5" will the upper and lower ball joints handle that extra inch?
Again, you CANNOT combine a spacer lift with your Donahoes.
 

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Blinkin2000 said:
Hi all,
I read that 3.5" of lift is obtainable, but I have some questions I would like answered.
Here is my setup: Camburg Upper Uni-ball arms w/ Donahoes, 4WD, v6.
Note: I do not want to switch to manual hubs.

Now my question is if I buy a spacer to attain the 3.5" will the upper and lower ball joints handle that extra inch?

If I get Hi-angle CV Boots, from CVU, will the CV's survive 3.5"?

Or should I buy hi-angle after-market CVs?


This is where I read that 3.5" is possible
http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=857


Thanks everyone for your input!
Upper/Lower Ball joints - They can handle the lift, but the lower BJ will wear out faster.

The CVs will survive the 3.5" lift, but if you crank the wheel and floor the gas, don't expect it to hold up. The CVs are weaker the more extreme the angle they are subjected to.

2004 models come from the factory with high angle CV boots. But even so, with that amount of lift, buy an extra set of high angle boots as spares.

High-angle CVs- Does anybody even make them for our trucks?
 

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CV Unlimited makes them but they still break not worth the 500 for the set...
 

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ATLRoach said:
CV Unlimited makes them but they still break not worth the 500 for the set...
I thought they were branded as heavy duty, or stronger. The CV is also designed to run at higher angles then stock?
 

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Man just make it easy on yourself and you will get better gas mileage. Switch to manual hubs. You wont be turning the cv's all the time so you wont have to worry about the boots ripping or wearing out so quick. Yeah it is possible to run 3.5" I'm not sure about the spacer on the coilovers. If you cant run a spacer on the coilovers why is it that people are running coilovers on a trailmaster lift. On the t/m lift you have a 6" spacer on top of the coils. You would be putting the same 6" spacer on top of coilovers and then running the up as high as you wanted. What would be the difference? I know all about the t/m lift I have one but not jack about coilovers accept that they are over priced.
 

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6" spacers? wow never heard of them...that's something i never heard of....that's strange....i really don't think they are using 6" spacers on top of coilovers.....but that's just me...it's just never heard of....
 

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Blinkin2000 said:
Hi all,
I read that 3.5" of lift is obtainable, but I have some questions I would like answered.
Here is my setup: Camburg Upper Uni-ball arms w/ Donahoes, 4WD, v6.
Note: I do not want to switch to manual hubs.

Now my question is if I buy a spacer to attain the 3.5" will the upper and lower ball joints handle that extra inch?

If I get Hi-angle CV Boots, from CVU, will the CV's survive 3.5"?

Or should I buy hi-angle after-market CVs?


This is where I read that 3.5" is possible
http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=857


Thanks everyone for your input!
You can drive with your feet but it doesn't mean its a good idea
 

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no one said its NOT possible but that you shouldnt do it. now if you like fixing crap and throwing money at your truck when you dont need to, then go for it.
 

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6" spacers? wow never heard of them...that's something i never heard of....that's strange....i really don't think they are using 6" spacers on top of coilovers.....but that's just me...it's just never heard of....
You've obviously never taken a close look at the TrailMaster 6" lift. Their kit uses a 6" spacer on top of the stock coilover. But it's also a drop-bracket lift that lowers the diff 6". And it also incorporates a second strut on each side. It's not the same type of spacer as Toytec's, Cornfed, Daystar, etc. Now you've heard of it, and it is heard of. In fact, it's well-known. Just not to you, until now. Crazy, huh? I mean, like crazy crazy. Like wow crazy insane kinda crazy... :D
 

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If you cant run a spacer on the coilovers why is it that people are running coilovers on a trailmaster lift. On the t/m lift you have a 6" spacer on top of the coils. You would be putting the same 6" spacer on top of coilovers and then running the up as high as you wanted. What would be the difference? I know all about the t/m lift I have one but not jack about coilovers accept that they are over priced.

Because the TM lift positions the factory coilovers (and therefore aftermarket ones, if they're used instead) at the same angle relative to the front diff as when the truck is stock. It lowers the diff 6", and lowers the mounting position of the coilovers 6" as well. Aftermarket coilovers themselves do nothing to the diff. It is not altered by them. In order to maintain factory front driveline and suspension angles, the 6" spacer is necessary in the TM kit. If that 6" spacer weren't there, it'd be a 6" lowering kit.
 

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Blinkin2000 said:
Here is my setup: Camburg Upper Uni-ball arms w/ Donahoes, 4WD, v6.
Note: I do not want to switch to manual hubs.

Now my question is if I buy a spacer to attain the 3.5" will the upper and lower ball joints handle that extra inch?
If you have the TC version of the Donahoes, you don't want to add a spacer to the shocks, it would cause the upper joint to bind during full extention. However you can simply use a spanner wrench and adjust them down another 1" to gain the ride height, but don't expect your CV's to last as long.
 

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synovus said:
You've obviously never taken a close look at the TrailMaster 6" lift. Their kit uses a 6" spacer on top of the stock coilover. But it's also a drop-bracket lift that lowers the diff 6". And it also incorporates a second strut on each side. It's not the same type of spacer as Toytec's, Cornfed, Daystar, etc. Now you've heard of it, and it is heard of. In fact, it's well-known. Just not to you, until now. Crazy, huh? I mean, like crazy crazy. Like wow crazy insane kinda crazy... :D
mos def...i never paid close attention to TM lift...since i never had the money for any drop down bracket lifts... i just thinking that spacers like toytec cornfed daystart, etc...

i'm learning new things everyday.. :D
 

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Upper/Lower Ball joints - They can handle the lift, but the lower BJ will wear out faster.

The CVs will survive the 3.5" lift, but if you crank the wheel and floor the gas, don't expect it to hold up. The CVs are weaker the more extreme the angle they are subjected to.

2004 models come from the factory with high angle CV boots. But even so, with that amount of lift, buy an extra set of high angle boots as spares.

High-angle CVs- Does anybody even make them for our trucks?
Side note, the lower balljoint handles alot more angle than the upper.
 

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will the camburg arms handle the extra angle?
 
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