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Traxda kit installed yesterday. Installer used flat washers to extend rear shocks, used the K90344 end links and SPC #81290 camber bolts. Height was measured to the closest 1/8” from ground through centerline of wheel to wheel well. Front and rear axles look pretty much horizontal to the ground now.
Results:
Left Front +2.5"
Left Rear +2.175"
Right Front +2.375"
Right Rear + 1.925"

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I will. Just got my camping gear back into the van and it is nearly ready to go. Unfortunately work is very busy now so can't take time off for a trip while it is still relatively cool here in NC. Uwharrie national forest is a few hours west of me where I can use campgrounds and/or dispersed camping. Looking forward to it.
 

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Made my first trip in my Traxda lifted 2015 AWD. All went well on forest service roads around Black Mountain NC (Pisgah NF) and no issues to report. Started snowing on me on top of Mt Mitchell after the temperature dropped to 32F on my ride up to the summit. The van handled the service roads well and actually achieved my highest fuel economy yet on the way home at 28+ mpg. I am starting to think about +1 or +2 tires.

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I had Traxda kit done last year, ~2" all around. H&R DRS spacers 15mm/front, 20mm rear.

Just upsized tires slightly, from 235/55/18 to 235/60/18. Fits wheel well/gap very nicely. Retained 235 on OE 18" wheel, had no desire to go wider given appearance w/ spacers, plus narrower is better in snow.

I think this combo hits a good sweet spot. If you want Journeys 3.5" lift, you might consider larger spacers or tires.
 

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235/60/18 or 235/65/18 are the sizes I am considering. Hadn't really thought much about spacers. Are they necessary with +1 or +2 tires?
Once someone on this board noted the "sunken" wheels, I saw it on mine and couldn't unsee it. The 15/20mm are pretty moderate and push the wheels out to a good place. For H&R spacers, going beyond 20" meant leaving "DRS series" for "DRA series", and using two sets of bolts. I just preferred simplicity using one set of longer bolts.

My preferred tire has 235/60/18 in V-rated, but 235/65/18 drops to H or T. Since OE was V, I wanted to stay w/ V. Looking at the new 235/60/18, its fits the wheel well nicely so no regrets. Hard to say if that extra ~1/2" on 235/65/18 might cause any fitment issues.

One other factor - I ditched RFT long ago, now carrying spare 155/90/17 - 28" diameter. That's 99.3% of 28.2" on 235/55/18, and 96.2% of 29.1" on 235/60/18. But only 93.3% of 30" on 235/65/18. So just another factor.
 

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I noticed Traxda has a promo code option when ordering — anybody know if they periodically run sales/promotions?
I don't know about the Traxda site, but Darkside Motoring is currently selling the kit at a significant discount. Here's the full kit: Traxda Leveling Kit 2011-2020 Toyota Sienna - 2" Front / 1.8" Rear 906025

Traxda sales actually suggested Darkside to me.

Just spoke with Darkside, and they said the kits are shipped directly from Traxda. Though from what I can tell, shipping is about $5 more going through Darkside.
 

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Are the end links you used needed because stock links become too long when blocks are installed? I currently ran into this issue and my van is at the shop now. We ordered a new set of end links (not the same ones you used but hopefully they work). Ill update on how install goes!
 
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