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Old 01-04-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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leaf sping pin/bolt

hello, i recently found out i cracked my rear leaf spring. toyota wants to charge me $985 to fix. well i dont have that kind of money right now. coworkers told me to take out the center leaf on each side. and it will lower it just a bit. but they are telling me to get a center bolt to hold the springs together. i called toyota if they can help, they told me i had to purchase the whole spring. FORGET THAT!
my question is what kind of bolt should i use for the center and if it is safe to use if i but from a hardware store?
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hello, i recently found out i cracked my rear leaf spring. toyota wants to charge me $985 to fix. well i dont have that kind of money right now. coworkers told me to take out the center leaf on each side. and it will lower it just a bit. but they are telling me to get a center bolt to hold the springs together. i called toyota if they can help, they told me i had to purchase the whole spring. FORGET THAT!
my question is what kind of bolt should i use for the center and if it is safe to use if i but from a hardware store?

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You may be able to find used leaf packs from a salvage yard and use that. You may find that it may lower the truck more than just a bit by taking out a spring.
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Ome dakars......allpro expos

Or do the OMD leaf pack......

Much better than taking a leaf out
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What about replacing the broken one with a Skyjacker or some other add a leaf?
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