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Old 06-25-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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crooked leaf springs

Put a three inch suspension lift on my 95 tacoma, which included an add a leaf. Now, on the drivers side the aal and the overlaod spring wont stay straight. Pounded them back into place once then tightened the u-bolts down again, but still those two springs (which are two bottom springs) went crooked. Anyone have experience with this?
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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How did the overload leaf stay straight when the truck was stock? On the 2nd gen there's a U-shaped stay on the overload leaf that will also keep the AAL aligned.

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Old 06-25-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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I never really took notice of the position of the overload spring before the lift, but I think it was straight. wish my model had the u-shaped stay. is it a big deal if they are all still overlapping but a couple are crooked?
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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can you post a pic?
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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Not a big deal, you could always have someone tac weld something like that on the overload.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:35 PM   #6
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The U-bolts should keep the leafs from becoming TOO crooked.

What did you torque the U-bolts to? Are the nuts factory-style or self-locking? The latter will require greater torque than specified in the service manual to achieve the same clamping force.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:46 PM   #7
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OK, I wil post a pic, when i get home in the morning. Thanks to all!
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