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Old 01-28-2011, 01:32 PM   #1
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2001 Leaf Spring question

i have a 2001 tacoma with a 3" suspension lift with has blocks in the back (yes i know its a crappy way to lift the truck) which has been on the truck for almost 4 years now. I have never noticed before but the leaf springs do not have a curve to them any more, they are pretty much staight with the front side a little further down than the rear, as if the were slightlty tilted forward. is this normal? or expected with adding blocks?
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Your leafs are toast... Buy some from wheeler's and you'll be fine! They make a pack set up for a 3in lift...

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheelers-off-road/

http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacoleafs.htm
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Our leafs sit pretty much flat but seeing how you have a 01 I would swap them out for some new ones or a temp fix you can put in a AAL but depending on how bad your leaf packs are you will just need to replace them.
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without going to the dealership does anyone know how much they usually cost? i am finishing college in May and will hopefully be getting a new truck sometime after that so i do not want to dump all kind of money into the truck if i dont need to...
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Probably close to $1000.00 if you do the work yourself, double it if you have a shop do it. If your getting a new truck in the next year, save your time and money for the new truck.
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without going to the dealership does anyone know how much they usually cost? i am finishing college in May and will hopefully be getting a new truck sometime after that so i do not want to dump all kind of money into the truck if i dont need to...

Don't go to the dealer there is lots of other places to buy leafs. If you really just want a temp fix buy an AAL. I'll have one for sale next month 60 bucks shipped when I switch out to my Expos.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:27 PM   #7
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Probably close to $1000.00 if you do the work yourself, double it if you have a shop do it. If your getting a new truck in the next year, save your time and money for the new truck.

for a leaf replacement! I payed under 300 for my AllPro Expos when they were on sale so they are a little over 300 bucks.
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I might have to take you up on the offer. how many miles do you think yo have on yours? Why would the AAL be a temp. fix and wouldnt that stiffen the ride? i dont mind doing the work myself, i'll enjoy it, i put my lift on so i think i could handle this.
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I might have to take you up on the offer. how many miles do you think yo have on yours? Why would the AAL be a temp. fix and wouldnt that stiffen the ride? i dont mind doing the work myself, i'll enjoy it, i put my lift on so i think i could handle this.
I have about 3500 miles on my AAL's The only reason I say a temp fix is if your leaf pack is shot it will only do so much before the AAL starts to flatten out with your leafs. I bought the 2" lift AAL from Toytec and it only gave me 1 1/2 and they have sagged a little so I'm replacing the whole leaf pack. I'm sure the AAL is still good it's only been 3500 miles it's just settled and it's to low for me.
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i thnik my lift only gave mt 2.5" or 2.75" in the front if im not mistaken which make the front just a hair lower than the back and actually i would prefer the truck to sit level or have the front a hair higher, but i dont know how low the 1.5" would make the stance of the truck change. Im not familiar with the AAL, if im correct then i wouldnt need the lift blocks in the rear anymore...?
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i thnik my lift only gave mt 2.5" or 2.75" in the front if im not mistaken which make the front just a hair lower than the back and actually i would prefer the truck to sit level or have the front a hair higher, but i dont know how low the 1.5" would make the stance of the truck change. Im not familiar with the AAL, if im correct then i wouldnt need the lift blocks in the rear anymore...?

How big is the block?
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just at 2 7/8" or 2 15/16"
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just at 2 7/8" or 2 15/16"
Well the AAL is going to lower your rear end just a little.
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yeah i figured it would and im ok with that, i like how trucks look when they are level or the front it a shade higher but im not sure how 1 to 1.5" would look, not not too bad...good enough to have a better ride probably and i would be ok with that bc its pretty rough right now haha i also pull my boat which levels out the truck so as long as it wont mess with anything with that i may get the AAl from you if they will last me about a year
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