04 Taco dropped 5/6 with leaf pulled from 5-lug packs. (leaf drop and 3-1/4" custom Streetacos blocks that have pin & hole located correctly to pull the axle back where it should be when using leaf drop) Pics of truck in this first post are before pics. It sits the same with the 6 lug leafs and leaf pulled and is using the same 3-1/4" Streetacos steel blocks.
6 LUG LEAF INFO:
6 lug leafs are side specific. It's nice to get a set that still has the factory part #'s painted on them.
RIGHT SIDE / Part # ending in 210 and numbers are painted white.
LEFT SIDE / Part # ending in 220 and numbers are painted yellow.
IMPORTANT SHACKLE INFORMATION
95.5-00 5 LUG TRUCKS
The shackles on these trucks have a fat 18mm lower stud that runs through 2 leaf spring bushings that are easily removed by hand from the leaf spring. All 6 lug leaf springs, no matter the year, have pressed in bushings that use smaller 14mm (9/16") diameter stud. This means if you're swapping 6 lug leafs onto a 95.5-00 5 lug truck, you'll need to pop out the lower 18mm stud from the outer shackle piece (the wall) and replace this 18mm stud with a smaller 9/16" x 4" grade 8 bolt. The outer shackle piece of each shackle, (the wall) will have a 18mm hole on bottom with a new 9/16" bolt running through it. Sloppy. I weld a 9/16" washer to the bottom of the shackle piece (the wall) so the bolt running through the leaf spring fits the outer shackle wall nice and tight with no slop.
01-04 5 LUG TRUCKS
Have smaller 14mm (9/16") bolts on bottom of the shackle, unlike the fatter 18mm ones on 95.5-00 5 lug trucks. The bushing in the leaf spring is pressed in, and uses a 14mm shackle stud. No shackle mods are necessary to swap 6 lug leafs onto 01-04 5 lug trucks, as in the case with this 2004 in this thread.
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