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Old 12-06-2010, 08:12 AM   #1
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3 in Trail Gear lift

Im looking to get a 3in trail gear for my 84 standard cab and was wonderin if the three inch lift is a true 3in lift or is it taller because of the five inch shackles or if the shackles are added into the said "3in lift"?
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:23 AM   #2
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If you mean the 3" classic lift that is about a grand, it lifts you a little more that the 3" indicated by the springs. Since T-G springs are longer than stock, you replace the front spring hanger. That adds an additional 1" or so. The shackles are slightly longer than stock to account for the longer springs.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:24 AM   #3
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Notice it says 3" leaf springs, not 3" lift. Lift will be leaf springs plus shackle depending on the shackle. Check my sig. On sale

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Old 12-06-2010, 08:28 AM   #4
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ok cool thanks, I just wasnt quit sure on it.
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:02 AM   #5
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3" TG springs put me around 5.5" of "lift" ... ive since done some changes (changed my front hangar positioning and removed the 2 bottom leaves) and im closer to 4" now
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:37 AM   #6
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stock toyota SA shackles are about 3.5" Eye to eye:
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a 5" shackle will get you about 3/4' more lift (1/2" for each 1" increase in length)
I think the T-G kit comes with 4.5" shackles
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Rears up front...

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Kit comes standard with 5" shackles unless requested otherwise.

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84 pickup TG 4in lift?

Does anyone have any pics of a 84 pickup with the Trail Gear 4 in lift with 35's? Im just wanting to get an idea of what the stance looks like and how well it flexs.
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i dont see why not but im sure you will find some good pictures in here

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if your gonna spend money on lifting it, trail gear is crap for flexing. go with marlins springs, they flex the best ive seen. marlin might have discontinued their suspension line, so go with all-pros springs, they are the same.

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that first gen with the 3" springs is flexin pretty dang good
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i've heard that all the springs flex the same.

but i've heard the TG springs wear out quickest..
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ya ive been kinda hearing thast trail gear isnt that great, but i know that marlin doesnt have there springs right now, but is the All Pro kit just as good?
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yea all pro springs are made the same as marlin springs
heres a thread about em

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Ah i got it,well if all pro is just as good then i will definetly go with them, I like marlin crawler better anyways.
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I've had every kind of spring there is on all sorts of trucks. Leaf springs are leaf springs for the most part. The folks that trash leaf springs set them up improperly with no bump stops and they negative arch them.

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Ya that thing is sick as hell...
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I have 5'' lift 63'' chevy springs on the rear of my 86 4Runner and 5'' trail gear springs on the front with 37'' tires and i have a smooth ride and lots of flex.
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if your gonna spend money on lifting it, trail gear is crap for flexing.
Hmmm... Really?

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The night we finished.
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