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Old 04-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Broken leaf springs

Hi guys I've broken three center leaves in my leaf springs this year alone two on the passenger side and one on the drivers side. It's beginning to get a bit ridiculous at $200 a pop. The guy at the spring shop told me that if he put in a fourth leaf on each side that I wouldn't break them any more. Now would this actually work or where they just looking to make money off my stupidity?
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:58 PM   #2
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I think another leaf would help. I highly recommend the 3 leaf progressive add a leaf from wheelersoffroad.com, but that would lift you up a bit.

where do your springs break? in the middle or more toward the end?
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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nice. I never noticed those before! at that price though I would probly have to go with the alcan 8 leaf pack
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nice. I never noticed those before! at that price though I would probly have to go with the alcan 7 leaf pack
These are for heavy loads , I've read quite a few people on here complaining about the Alcans sagging with loads
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:09 PM   #6
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I see. . . sagging is no fun
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:10 PM   #7
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Alcans are going to be at least $600if not more.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:13 PM   #8
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Alcans are going to be at least $600if not more.
vs $500 for the wheelers branded pack, which looks like its made by alcan anyway
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All three of them have broken right at the center bolt
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:34 PM   #10
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All three of them have broken right at the center bolt
perfect, that's what I assumed so yes, in my mind, adding a leaf or three would help distribute the spring perch's load on the Toyota springs. they will help reduce axle wrap, which I guess is your culprit. if they are breaking from power sliding into curbs, I cant help much
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The last time one broke it was the drivers side (it's still broken btw) it was about 3 days after I had the passenger side replaced. I haven't hauled anything with the truck since last summer, the only thing I can think of is my road got a bit muddy that week.
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The last time one broke it was the drivers side (it's still broken btw) it was about 3 days after I had the passenger side replaced. I haven't hauled anything with the truck since last summer, the only thing I can think of is my road got a bit muddy that week.
I'd think they'd have to be extremely rusted out to just randomly "snap"

Hmmm...
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how hard you pushing your truck in the mud?
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listen to your spring guy...
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I'd think they'd have to be extremely rusted out to just randomly "snap"

Hmmm...
What about U bolt torque ?
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I've only taken it off road once the road I live on is still technically a road even though I utilized my skid plates on a few ruts but even then it was slow 1st gear 4wd up the hill
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All within a week I broke two leaf springs my windshield cracked and my drivers side front wheel bearing went
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lol how about a pic of your "driveway" lol
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