Currently I have a 2001 taco with a 3.4 4x4 trd and I need help with my axle placement.
I installed my new dakar leaf springs last night with axle shims. Unfortunately the pin didn't protrude far enough through the shim to lock in to the axle brackets. I know the different solutions to fix this but the real issue is that the axle is located too far forward in the wheel well to put 33's in.
I think the reason why this is is because I combined the dakars with a toytec 1" lift shackle. I don't want to remove this because I need them to keep the bed from sagging when I pull my travel trailer. Plus I like a little rake.
The rear axle needs to move about an inch and a half to the rear to center the wheels in the wheel wells. I've thought about drilling secondary holes in the bracket forward of the stock pin locaters. I've seen a website off of a jeep forum that sells a small plate that you bolt to the bracket to relocate the pins forward or backward.
I am ordering extended leaf pack pins to clear the shim but I really need to move the axle back because I know the axle is placed correctly to the springs right now. I have a strong feeling that the extended shackle is pushing the springs forward a bit.
Any suggestions? This is a very difficult topic to research on google. I can't find the right wording...
I would really appreciate any help!