I recently purchased a 2000 Toyota Tacoma Stepside. I t has a cab over the bed, under and over ladder rack and pull out drawer instead of the bed (I'm a handyman) Anyway, because of all this extra weight and the age of the vehicle , the shocks seem to be worn and an extra spring assist has been added (previous owner) to the rear, but I still have negative inflection in the leaf spring - thus much bounce and concern.
I think I need new leaf springs, but I'm not having luck finding any for this truck exactly and I was wondering if anyone knew if it was ok stronger springs - not the OEM strength but stronger.
Also, I'm a tall guy and would like to get a little lift and have come across some lift kits here and there, and would like to add maybe 2 inches - but it's 2WD - anyone know whether this truck can handle this? I saw elsewhere in these forums someone mentions 5100s ...
... would those work?
I went to a local (Raleigh NC) 4X4 shop on Glenwood ave and they gave me a quote of 1400 for: springs, shocks - front and rear and labor. Does this seem a good price?