Originally Posted by newertoy
I have seen things "not good" about (front)spacers--never have had them. There is an axle wrap mod,FYI.
Salvage yard should have some springs-if you were looking for stock.
OR someone here at TW might have a set cheap.
Have fun--I am on my third toyota truck TOO.
DAMN 91 was the BEST TRUCK EVER-TOUGH AS NAILS.
Ran the crap out of it-still running STRONG when i sold it.
when i re-do the suspension, i'll probably take out the lift. i like it, and it rides okay, but i'm interested in longevity and my cv boots already need replacing.
i tried the u-bolt mod on my old prerunner. it had horrible axle wrap and slip yoke binding. i put 2 u-bolts on each side of the truck, front and back of the rear axle, almost abutting it. it reduced the severity, but it didn't rid me of it. after a few months i took them off to see the difference, and the axle wrap was horrible. i've lubed the hell out of my drive shafts, but am yet to pull out the yoke. i saw a good write up somewhere (here i think), which i'll try on this truck when i get to it.
i do like to keep things stock, but aren't the leaf springs one of the weak points of these trucks? and wouldn't used ones be even worse? i guess they might be better than my overloaded springs, but i'd really like to take care of this leaf spring leak/axle wrap thing for good (if possible). though something tells me i may just have to live with it.