About a year ago I found thatthe front coils out of a 2nd gen Taco would fit in the front of a 1st gen withno modification, and that some of the rears would work with slight mod's.
Well now a year later thefronts are doing fine, however the rears are complete trash, and I need to replace them again guess I shouldstop hauling brick and mortar on a Tacoma
Well I have been looking at afew different "other" options, since I am working on a budget, andthe new springs will need to be used on a work truck that will have an extra800-1000 lbs of tools in the bed at all times, and the stock springs are justNOT going to hold up.
What I think I may have foundis that the 1998 Taco springs are almost exactly the same measurements as a2003 Dodge Dakota, however the Dodge weights almost 1000 lbs more than thatTacoma, plus can have a payload of approximately 1600 lbs..
Length a: 24
Length b: 32
Curb weight: 4484 lbs
Maximum payload: 1530 lbs
Gross weight: 6010 lbs (3.9LV6 4x4 5-speed Manual 5.3 ft. Bed)
Length a: 24-1/8
Length b: 31-1/8
Curb weight: 3425 lbs
Maximum payload: 1694.0 lbs.
Gross weight: 5104 lbs (19984x4 v6 ext cab)
In a few weeks when I get thefunds, I will try to pick up a set from the local junk yard, and see what Iget.. But I still need to get a few more measurements off of the Dakota, to seehow easy they will fit, and have to correct amount of lift. So this maybe a nogo.. But I will be looking into it more.