This weekend I ran into another example of a 3" lift kit that was about to destroy a CV joint and/or front differential. While talking to a friend that had installed a 3" lift kit on a Suzuki, I recommended that he jack the truck up off the ground, leaving the tires hanging and suspension fully unloaded. Now, try to rotate the front wheels. With a 3" strut spacer type lift, the passenger side will usually be really rough, if it will turn at all. He reported that his was very difficult to turn and seemed to have "bumps". What he is feeling is the lugs of the CV joint binding in the housing because the CV joint is at too great of an angle. This will destroy a CV joint and possibly the front differential due to reflected loads from the interference in the CV joint. Some may argue that the CV joint works fine with the truck on the ground and the suspension loaded, and they are correct. But as the truck is driven, especially off road, there are times that the suspension will reach a fully extended, unloaded condition. Think about crossing a ditch at an angle. One front strut will be fully compressed as the other is fully extended (depending on the depth of the ditch). My suggestion is to perform the simple test. Jack the truck off the ground and rotate the front tires. If there is any binding, you are looking at fairly expensive repairs in your future. Based on my experiences and a ton of research and development on my personal truck (I have a 5" lift in the front and 4" from an axle-over in the rear) the 3" spacers are not a good long term solution for lifting a mini truck.