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Old 10-05-2013, 03:17 PM   #15
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Here's the side photo everyone has been looking for. I've now checked into shipping and it will fit in a USPS priority flat rate box for $15.30. So, the kit is now for sale for $105, which includes shipping. PM me if you're interested.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:11 PM   #16
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I know this is a three year old thread but I'm wondering how life has been in your sport since putting this lift on? Any issues? I ask because I just bought a 22' sport and will re towing with a Lexus GX470 (lifted 2" and ditched the airbags in the rear) so it should be not too dissimilar to your FJ. Right now I have my WD hitch as low as I can get it but the AS sits tilted and too low in the back and everything underneath looks so perilously low. Maybe a little lift will be just what I need, especially for boondocking.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:23 AM   #17
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I've had the same questions. Let me know if you plan on moving forward. I would split the lift kit with you.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:11 AM   #18
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Pro install of lift kit

While visiting Los Angeles Orange County Airstream, a customer was having her trailer lift installed, due to sewer connection clearance issues.
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Old 12-24-2016, 12:40 AM   #19
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[....By the way, the axle torsion arm is parallel with the frame, wich means the rubber rods are history or that the trailer is overloaded.

The torsion arms as they go rearward, should angle downward, especially on a new trailer, about 15 degrees or so.

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This is not correct, Andy. The 22' Sport axle has a different angle than others. The Sport axle is horizontal when new. Dexter sells these axles with varying angles on the arms and this can be verified by checking the factory specs.

I have done this to my 22' Sport in my hangar where I have shop air and impact tools. I jacked the trailer using floor jacks at the proper points just aft of the axle. I then placed jackstands (4 of them) beneath the main frames as they run above the sheet metal. It's easy to see where.
I then lifted the axle by using floor jacks on the cast-steel torsion arms to raise it sufficiently to accomplish this task. (One must support the axle while it's disconnected and lower it to allow insertion of the new brackets.)
This job took 3 hours alone, but I had the tools to make it easy, and the impact wrench was capable of meeting the req'd torque for the bolts. No tabs or special tools were otherwise req'd.
The new height has really been helpful in rough terrain and when entering/departing some driveways. No detectable change in driving/towing characteristics.
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Old 02-26-2017, 05:36 PM   #20
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I know this is a three year old thread but I'm wondering how life has been in your sport since putting this lift on? Any issues? I ask because I just bought a 22' sport and will re towing with a Lexus GX470 (lifted 2" and ditched the airbags in the rear) so it should be not too dissimilar to your FJ. Right now I have my WD hitch as low as I can get it but the AS sits tilted and too low in the back and everything underneath looks so perilously low. Maybe a little lift will be just what I need, especially for boondocking.
I finally got around to installing my lift (and lacerating my scalp many times on the various sharp metal corners underneath th sport). Pneumatic impact gun was absolutely necessary to get the old bolts off. Also, the copper line to the outside shower was routed right through the axle mount and required some bending to get the lift bolts in place. It took longer than I planned until I got my hands on the impact wrench. Overall, not too bad. I can get in and out of the driveway without scraping and I don't need a lower hitch drop.
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:54 PM   #21
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If you have a Bambi Sport (17 or 22)... do not spend any time worrying about this axle lift mod. IT IS THE CAT'S MEOW.

Airstream simply made these trailers TOO LOW for their own good.

The only adverse thing I can say ...is ...nothing. Handling and towing do not change. However, your boarding step will be 2-1/2" higher, as will your hitch height. My short wife does not want me to lower the steps, however, so it's a non-concern.

The sewer no longer hits the drive when pulling in or out for gas or entering or leaving a ramp.
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:20 PM   #22
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Split a kit

Anyone want to split a lift kit?
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:36 PM   #23
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I have the other half of mine sitting here.
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:33 PM   #24
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proper link to install dexter bracket

http://www.dexteraxle.com/docs/defau...x_lift_kit.pdf
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:06 PM   #25
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which dexter kit is to be used on a sport 22FB

k71-707-01 - with #10 single axle
k71-723-01 - with #9 single axle
k71-724-04 - with #11 dual axle- previous poster noted this one

which axle does the sport 22BF have?
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:21 PM   #26
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does anyone who bought the K71-7240-2 dual #11 lift kit want to sell the other half.
at $170 list, it a lot of $ to waste half the kit.

PM me if you have a half kit for sale that you have no use for
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:33 PM   #27
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Crawl under your Sport and look at the identification decal pasted onto the axle carry-through.

My 22' Sport has a #11 Axle. I'll bet yours does also.
As far as I have seen, those lift kits are only sold in pairs, so finding another Sport user having half their kit for sale is the only other option for a mfr'd kit.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:17 PM   #28
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I may be interested in the split with the Sport. Just picked up a 2016 16 and I tow with a 3" lifted Tundra. Swapped from a 2016 RPod 179 Hood River Edition so I had like 14" clearance and I think where I go I'll want all the space I can get ...
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