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Anybody know what this type of modification can do to the drivetrain components and warranty?
 
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Looking at the kit on the Journey's website leads to the following conclusions:
The lift is achieved by spacers that drop the struts (front) and coils (rear).

Warranty: depends on the dealer. From an engineering standpoint, the only item on the car going outside of stock spec would be the CV joints.
Many people have run their lift kits for many miles with no problems.
Accelerated CV joint wear is the obvious prediction, but (as always), your results are directly tied to how you drive the vehicle.

Ride quality: The stock struts and shocks are maintained. Expect the ride to feel almost exactly the same for straight-line travel. In the corners you should expect a little more body roll (not noticeable to most people and if you do notice, then you may be driving your minivan too fast).

I would not hesitate to put this lift on if you need the ground clearance. The hardware looks solid.
Definitely discuss this with your service representative if you have warranty concerns and be aware that they will almost always take to conservative and say any changes will void warranty. Do note that there is a dealer in Oregon that was installing Journey's brand lifts and honoring warranty.
 

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We would really like a lift kit that can "activate" only when we need it to tow our camper. The rest of the time the van would run/ride as normal.

Been looking for something like these, but nothing for 2021 Sienna yet (reviews from earlier Sienna users included):
 

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Does it really end up with 9 inches of ground clearance? That's more than my latest Outback! You can surely see a difference at the wheel to fender.
Can you share how much it cost for your install with alignment? You would think that if the alignment fell within parameters, it would not create any issues.

When I asked if it would affect the drivetrain, Mike at Journey's says :

"We have not seen any additional wear on drivetrain components.
In fact the 2021 Sienna EV gives more allowance in the way of the CV
axles then most vans we see."

I wanted the extra clearance of the Highlander, but needed the room of the Sienna...this looks to be the best of both worlds.

Please keep us informed if any issues arise, and thanks for sharing!
 

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Do note that there is a dealer in Oregon that was installing Journey's brand lifts and honoring warranty.
Where in Oregon? This is something we'd be interested in, clearance is definitely a concern for us, coming from owning a CR-V, it's hard getting used to how close to the ground these vans are. Also, how much are people paying to get installed? With the kit alone at $575, what is the bottom line cost to lift?
 

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Does it really end up with 9 inches of ground clearance? That's more than my latest Outback! You can surely see a difference at the wheel to fender.
Can you share how much it cost for your install with alignment? You would think that if the alignment fell within parameters, it would not create any issues.

When I asked if it would affect the drivetrain, Mike at Journey's says :

"We have not seen any additional wear on drivetrain components.
In fact the 2021 Sienna EV gives more allowance in the way of the CV
axles then most vans we see."

I wanted the extra clearance of the Highlander, but needed the room of the Sienna...this looks to be the best of both worlds.

Please keep us informed if any issues arise, and thanks for sharing!
If i had it installed in San Francisco (where i live) I sure it would have cost several million dollars to install. Instead I had it installed at a shop near our cabin in small town up in the Sierra's (Arnold). Cost less than $600 INCLUDING alignment. They said it was straight forward but time consuming. Took them the entire day.
 

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Where in Oregon? This is something we'd be interested in, clearance is definitely a concern for us, coming from owning a CR-V, it's hard getting used to how close to the ground these vans are. Also, how much are people paying to get installed? With the kit alone at $575, what is the bottom line cost to lift?
Cost me less than $600 (including alignment) to install.
 

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Can you confirm this is the 3" lift, I know the thread title indicates 3" but just want to make sure that's what this is since there may be a 2".

Also, definitely check back in with your feedback on driving since the lift.

Thanks!
3" lift kit confirmed. I feel no difference driving the van.
 

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Can you confirm this is the 3" lift, I know the thread title indicates 3" but just want to make sure that's what this is since there may be a 2".

Also, definitely check back in with your feedback on driving since the lift.

Thanks!
Looks very good. Thanks for posting- from your pic it looks like I’ll wait for the 2” kit though as I don’t need quite that much clearance with my stock wheels. If I hadn’t already bought new snow tires on rims I might have gotten bigger ones to to go with a 3” kit.
 

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Looks very good. Thanks for posting- from your pic it looks like I’ll wait for the 2” kit though as I don’t need quite that much clearance with my stock wheels. If I hadn’t already bought new snow tires on rims I might have gotten bigger ones to to go with a 3” kit.
I don't think there is a two inch kit.
 

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If i had it installed in San Francisco (where i live) I sure it would have cost several million dollars to install. Instead I had it installed at a shop near our cabin in small town up in the Sierra's (Arnold). Cost less than $600 INCLUDING alignment. They said it was straight forward but time consuming. Took them the entire day.
Did you have the work done at Arnold Automotive? They're within reach of me and I've been thinking of lifting my 2018 Sienna AWD. Thanks . . .
 

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Thanks for sharing. Could you post some more pictures of your Sienna when you have a chance. Would love to see a side view and a view from a little farther away. We're very close to getting a 2021 but we're still struggling with the idea of getting rid of our 4Runner and not replacing it with another SUV, which we're very comfortable in (but def looking forward to the interior of a van).

Could you share any other details about the install? Here's a video of Toyota of Bend installing the Journeys kit and they say the kit + install was $3,200! I'm happy to pay for good and necessary work but I'm curious what they did that your installer may have not. In the video they even extend/shift the exhaust pipe. Does anyone on here have an idea of periphery components that might be affected with the lift? ex: bump stops, brake line extension, exhaust pipe, etc.

First Ever: Lifted Toyota Sienna | Kendall Toyota of Bend

THANKS!

i just had it installed. Love it. View attachment 50253
 
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