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Old 02-10-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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Alternative for Poor Folk like me ..

I think we're all in agreement to the sad state of affairs that are stock Toyota leaf packs, the springs on my 2000 were no different, now I don't have the $$$ for name brand springs & I'm old school anyway & enjoy experimenting so I found some old Fords springs (shorter ones) & added them to my stock leafs & this is what I achieved: A solid 3" of lift bringing them back to life & actually improved ride quality over all , def. firmer but not harsh at all, cost was about $30 including a cheap can of spray paint..





I'll take measurements & post later as to deminsions of the springs I added...
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:38 AM   #3
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Looking good Doug! nothing wrong with a solution that works.

Hey thanks Rudi where ya been buddy ?? time for a little trail running...
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Sweet i like it! Where did ya buy them?
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:44 AM   #5
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Sweet i like it! Where did ya buy them?
Thanks Brian , Quality Auto Wrecking in Lakeside,Ca (close to home)
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:46 AM   #6
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Hey thanks Rudi where ya been buddy ?? time for a little trail running...
I've been busy.... but i'm definitely itching to get back out on the trails. Unfortunately I have a sidewall leak that is being a PIA and I'm trying to ride it out or find a used Rugged Fail to at least keep me going until I can afford to replace all the rubber.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:48 AM   #7
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Also, this was achieved without buying longer U bolts, I may get a longer brake line because I do offroad a bit with a fair amount of flexing but as of now no issues....
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:57 AM   #10
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looks good! i wonder if that would for a 2nd gen?
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Hey Connor hows everything in your neck of the woodsa ? Did you sell your truck yet ??
Everything is good, but busy here. Truck hasn't sold yet....actually had some serious thoughts/debates today in me head about just keeping it and going bananas.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:00 PM   #12
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trade for a sorta rusty 99 camry LE with 100k, if so I 'll find one and drive it down.
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Thanks Brian , Quality Auto Wrecking in Lakeside,Ca (close to home)
You know what year, make and model truck they were off of?

Did you buy the whole leafs, and take them apart?
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What did you paint your rear brake drums with? Does it let the heat escape or do the back brakes generate much heat?
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:42 PM   #15
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You know what year, make and model truck they were off of?

Did you buy the whole leafs, and take them apart?
I would also like to know this. Looks great doug
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looks good! i wonder if that would for a 2nd gen?
Not really sure but don't see any reason they wouldn't...

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You know what year, make and model truck they were off of?

Not sure of the year but pretty sure they were off 1/2 ton older Ford or Ranger possibly...

Did you buy the whole leafs, and take them apart?
Heres the deal, my buddy used to race stockers at Cajon speedway & he bought a bunch of diff. leaf packs from a local wrecking yard that were mostly Ford springs (since his race car was a Ford) So we grabbed a couple packs & took them apart using the bottom 2 springs off each one & just added them to my stock leafs, kept the stock overload also.

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What did you paint your rear brake drums with? Does it let the heat escape or do the back brakes generate much heat?
I just hit'em with a cheap can of black spray paint, & heat escapes around the back side of the drums, so no issues there..

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I would also like to know this. Looks great doug
Thanks bro' . Hey guys, it doesn't matter if the springs are off a ford,chevy,dodge or whatever, what DOES matter is width,length, & thickness, obliviously width is most important (has to be the same more or less than your stock ones) Length will determine amount of arc achieved & the thickness was pretty much same as stock also...
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Nice!! Fords have to be good for something, right?
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Nice!! Fords have to be good for something, right?
Heheheh I guess thats true, Hey Sean hows freezing your ass off working for ya ?

Dude, I got an honest 3" out of this project ! Time to slider up & its on when you get back !!
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Heheheh I guess thats true, Hey Sean hows freezing your ass off working for ya ?

Dude, I got an honest 3" out of this project ! Time to slider up & its on when you get back !!
Today was 25, is felt like a nice warm day.

I planning on upgrading my rear when I get home with some all-pro expedition leafs and 10" billies. Depending on how much my ticket is going to cost me.

Heck ya, I'll be ready.
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Today was 25, is felt like a nice warm day.

I planning on upgrading my rear when I get home with some all-pro expedition leafs and 10" billies. Depending on how much my ticket is going to cost me.

Heck ya, I'll be ready.

Are those the Billies with resi's ?
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