I am looking into a 6" lift (from my now 3") I have heard about CV problems at this height, has anyone found a fix for this?
I have to disagree after wheeling with Capt. rick all weekend on my 3" Donahoe and his 6" Rough Country. If I followed Rick's lines I would hit in places he wasn't even close to. His articulation was far superior and just that little extra clearance got him over obsticles I would hit on. I believe it to be more than an 1" in clearance but that is a mighty inch! Now for the downside. We had to swap out another CV Friday night on Rick's rig. I think the RC's geometry with the CV puts the CV at too steep an angle resulting in pre-mature failure with the CV. At this point I can almost guarantee that if you are going to wheel your rig anything more than blues you're going to be replacing CV's. I don't know much about the other 6" lifts and if the CV sits flatter with them or not. I also believe that droop is also to blame for the failure. Rick did some wild stuff with his FJ and i was thoroughly impressed but I don't know if it's worth having to carry two extra CV's with you to every event to the tune of $400 a piece.I've seen a few 6" lifted FJs and to my experience they handle no better on the trail that those with a 3" lift. Increased body roll from a higher center of gravity seems to be an issue. Even with 35" tires a 1" ground clearance gain is all they will buy you over a 3" lift. I'll be sticking to my 3" lift.