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1" lift??? also strut failure? should i replace a arms too?

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    I have seen pvc used as lift kits on struts for years and I have never heard if it breaking.

    And don't knock the handling. It works just fine.

    If you naysayers had tried this stuff and had a problem I would give you some credibility but you haven't. If you want to pay 40 times as much for a piece of aluminum that does the same thing go for it. It will give us pvc lift kit guys something to talk about when we see you on the trail.
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    This is what I use and it is 3 position adjustable within seconds. Talk about it all you want. They weren't expensive.Name:  IMG_0525.JPG
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    I think they are great and I am glad for you.
    PVC cost maybe a couple of bucks. Last time I checked those adjusters were $60+. No not expensive but my pvc does the same thing and I can go to the hardware store and get it and have it on there in a few minutes. I did mine differently than the op and you wouldn't even know it was on there unless I pointed it out.
    Both ways are great as far as I am concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    I have seen pvc used as lift kits on struts for years and I have never heard if it breaking.

    And don't knock the handling. It works just fine.

    If you naysayers had tried this stuff and had a problem I would give you some credibility but you haven't. If you want to pay 40 times as much for a piece of aluminum that does the same thing go for it. It will give us pvc lift kit guys something to talk about when we see you on the trail.
    Its less than 20 dollars in aluminum pipe and 40X stronger ....you do the math lol. I would never use plastic plumbing parts for a lift in any vehicle ever.... but it may save you 14 dollars
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    Easier, quicker, plenty strong. You do the math.

    Schedule 80 coupler in 1.5" which is what I use is rated at 1050# collapse pressure so compression rating would be that much or more. The bottom out compression is taken by the donut and the shock ends and body so spring load is all the weight that would be on the plastic.
    The bed in my Ranger is made out of plastic. It is rated to haul 1000 pounds.
    The bracket that holds your brake pedal in your car is probably plastic.
    They make wheels and tires for military vehicles out of plastic.
    Some crash helmets are made out of plastic.

    I too was skeptical until I tried it.

    Metal looks much more cool though. LOL.
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    Might have to look into a Lowes plumbing lift for my Tacoma. Just kidding. The one advantage I do see with plastic spring spacers is they will be quiet. Ever since I installed those stainless Polaris preload adjusters, I have some squeak action up front.
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