Originally posted by MudKick:
That makes that lift superior to Calmini in terms of steering controll and aligment. With Pro comp you virtually retain stock specks when it coms to steering, handling and alignment (pronounce-tire wear)that is something, that I heard Calmini lifts have some issues.
Another big problem is the gear ratios not matching up. AFAIK, toyotas don't support either 5.13 or 4.62 ratios.Another point on the SA. Sideckick axle width is 57 inches! That is much wider then many realise. I personally would suggest something wider then Toy front for a Kick.
Originally posted by fat mike:
you must need to really think about it......
i have the driveshaft problem.... the rear bracket broken once...... the front wheels have toe-in.....
How/why are your tires still toe-in (excessivly?) after getting an allignment done? That just makes no sense.Originally posted by fat mike:
I haved done all the things that you have mention
lol, how many front diffs and CV joints have you gone through?Originally posted by kerry1.6-toyota:
115 to 1 crawl ratio and a STOCK IFS up front
I reckognize you from Pirate 4x4... I think I'm gonna do your kicker motor to toyota tranny.. seems like a good option...Originally posted by kerry1.6-toyota:
I.ve been running a Calmini lift for 7 years and have found it to be unbreakable. I build and design suspensions for Sammys and Sidekicks and I have yet to find a way to improve on calmini's lift.
At this time I have a 91 tracker with 33" tires 3" lift, a four link rear suspention,stock 1.6l engine, dual Toyota t-cases bolted to a Toyota Turbo tranny, stock axles with lock-rights, 4.31 x 2.28 x 2.28 x 5.12 = 115 to 1 crawl ratio and a STOCK IFS up front and I can go anywhere I want. (really I'm serious, 5+ plus trails are common for this vehicle)
How much of the slip yoke (the shiny part of it) is visible when sitting on flat ground?Originally posted by fat mike:
Yes no sense on the front wheel..... i have carry my car to mids for the alignment but the result is still there......!
You said origionally that your Toe was way off, were there not able to correct that? I'd suggest going to a differant allignment shop, sounds liek those guys didn't know how to setup a SWB 4x4 properly. Either that or you have something bent etc in the front end.
The driveshaft problem ... the U-joint seem wear out after install the calmini parts,and the drive shaft seem does not long enough for the angle; moreover, my car is very nosiy after 50km/h. Currently, I have more trouble now which is that i can't shift down from "P" to "D".