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Old 07-15-2014, 07:40 PM   #1
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Lift Kit or Trailer Rise

Has anyone installed the Forest River Lift Kit for their trailer? If so, can you post before and after pictures? Any tips or tricks you learned while installing would be great too.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:46 PM   #2
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After wearing one of the rear drag triangles off of our Wildwood during a 7500 mile trip out west I am in need of this, higher arched springs or an axle flip.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:22 AM   #3
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I am told this kit is a steel bar/beam that bolts between the frame and axles raising the trailer. I am not sure how it effects handling or if it will be high enough.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:53 PM   #4
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I was told today that the kit raises the trailer 3 1/4 inches. They haven't told me how much it costs, yet
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:08 PM   #5
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I recently bought a new truck and in need of this lift kit.

Does anyone have a part number? And where to order?



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Old 07-21-2014, 09:48 PM   #6
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I would like to see what they are selling for this. I may just make my own and it will be less money and over built
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:58 PM   #7
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I would like to see what they are selling for this. I may just make my own and it will be less money and over built
I would use 3/16" wall tubing and probably go with 2" x 4" altho' it weighs 6.87#/ft, you would be adding around 250 lbs.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:24 PM   #8
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I recently bought a new truck and in need of this lift kit.

Does anyone have a part number? And where to order?
Unfortunately, I am still in an endless email reply and response with the FR rep. This is how I will order it when I finally get all the details. Oh, for a web sales site for trailer components . . .

I don't even know my part number, yet. And, I am not sure yours would be the same. I think you are going to need to do the same thing I did. Contact your brand's parts rep.

As for the makeup/material of the item, I will be sure to post photos/weight/installation instructions whenever I get the item. Oh, for a web sales site for trailer components. Oh wait . . .
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:02 AM   #9
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Are you talking Torflex or leaf spring? I had riser kits installed on my Torflex axles. Handling did not change, but the rear axle riser plates slipped and they do not sit flush against the frame. It just happened and I have not yet had it corrected.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:18 AM   #10
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Are you talking Torflex or leaf spring? I had riser kits installed on my Torflex axles. Handling did not change, but the rear axle riser plates slipped and they do not sit flush against the frame. It just happened and I have not yet had it corrected.

In my case, the axles are Dexter Torflex. I plan to install them myself. If there is a torque spec provided, you can bet I will do it. Thanks for the info. Do you have before and after photos by chance?
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