LSC15's 95 Tacoma 4x4

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 2nd Gen. Tacomas

Notices

Wild horses ford bronco leaf springs on a 14' access cab 4wd

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-06-2014, 11:30 PM   #1
Member
Pinoiako916 is on a distinguished road
Name: Alsn
Joined: Sep 2010, #42749
Location: Roseville,ca
Gender: Male
Posts: 97
Pinoiako916's Tacoma Gallery
Wild horses ford bronco leaf springs on a 14' access cab 4wd

Is it possible to put in narrower 66-77 Ford Bronco leaf springs on a second gen Tacoma? I am not into the whole thing on flexing, but I am looking for narrower leafs so that I can cut more frame behind the rear leaf spring shackles to improve approach/departure angles.

.
More specifically, I am trying to put in Early Ford Bronco Wild Horses leaf springs on a second gen (Dimensions 21 inch from front shackle mount to center, and 21 inch from center to rear shackle). The width of those springs are the same as a stock second gen. I am trying to cut as much frame as possible from the rear leaf spring shackles on back to convert it to a flatbed and improve approach/departure angles.

Will axle wrap be a problem?

Attached, is a picture of the wild horse spring

What is your advice on this? Can this be done.
Attached Thumbnails
Wild horses ford bronco leaf springs on a 14' access cab 4wd-image.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 05:12 AM   #2
Support our troops!
The End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
The End's Avatar
Navy: Master at Arms
Name: Tim
Joined: Jul 2009, #20026
Location: Lakeland, Fl
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,066
The End's Tacoma Gallery
If you move the front hangers.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 05:45 AM   #3
Member
Pinoiako916 is on a distinguished road
Name: Alsn
Joined: Sep 2010, #42749
Location: Roseville,ca
Gender: Male
Posts: 97
Pinoiako916's Tacoma Gallery
Will the rear shackles move forward as well?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 06:05 AM   #4
Support our troops!
The End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe End is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
The End's Avatar
Navy: Master at Arms
Name: Tim
Joined: Jul 2009, #20026
Location: Lakeland, Fl
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,066
The End's Tacoma Gallery
That would be up to you. You can leave the rears where they are and move the fronts towards the rear or vice versa I suppose.

As long as the axle stays in the same spot you should be ok. Seems like a lot of work.

Do you already have those bronco springs or are you buying some?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 06:20 AM   #5
Senior Member
Styx586 is one of the sharper tools in the shedStyx586 is one of the sharper tools in the shedStyx586 is one of the sharper tools in the shedStyx586 is one of the sharper tools in the shedStyx586 is one of the sharper tools in the shedStyx586 is one of the sharper tools in the shedStyx586 is one of the sharper tools in the shedStyx586 is one of the sharper tools in the shedStyx586 is one of the sharper tools in the shedStyx586 is one of the sharper tools in the shedStyx586 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Styx586's Avatar
Navy: Petty Officer
Name: Terrance
Joined: Apr 2011, #54822
Location: Corona, Ca
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 828
Styx586's Tacoma Gallery
Seriously bro? Still asking this same dumbass question? I think u have created enough threads on this "truck shortening" topic. Jesus. I vote mods lock thread
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB Tacoma 4wd ext cab stock leaf springs Yodaforce 1st Gen Tacoma Marketplace 5 12-10-2013 05:53 PM
leaf springs with aal from 2007 access cab trd 4x4 Krs1760 2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace 15 07-05-2013 07:08 PM
WTB stock leaf springs w/ add a leaf 4x4 2007 access cab 07tacos 2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace 0 07-25-2011 10:08 AM
Photos of Wild Horses at Assateague Island National Park BuckNakedBooda Photography 18 07-26-2010 12:28 PM
Ford explorer leaf springs Norcalkid 1st Gen. Tacomas 3 03-18-2010 08:18 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.