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Old 12-03-2008, 08:17 AM   #1
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How far does the Taco lean?

I recently bought a set of leaf spring packs from wheelers for my 2000 Extended Cab 2.7 4X4. I bought the 5 leaf packs that are meant to allow more cargo capacity and about 1.5" more ride heigth. I also bought some OME coils for up front to level it out! So I love the way it sits now but I cant help but notice that the drivers side of the bed still seems to "lean" quite noticably. Every once in a while I will park in a spot that seems to help it but most of the time it just looks like its low on that side. When I bought the leafs, wheelers told me that the drivers side leafs were made to be a bit stiffer to help with the problem. Could there be something else going on under there? Thanks, Im new to TacomaWorld and I love it!
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:39 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have the same problem many of the members have, the "Tacoma Lean" Im sure some of the other members will chime in soon, I would help out but Im not very good on that issue. Its nothing to worry about alot of people have this problem. If I remember correctly someone had a previous post on correcting this.
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I would love to hear about what could be done to correct it! Or if there were any hints as to what more it could be.. I always just thought that the OEM leaf packs were weak, but with new leaf packs I dont know!
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:31 PM   #4
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I had the suspension TSB done on my 08 with the front Bilstein 5100s set at 1.75". The P-side is about a 1/2" higher than the D-side (front and rear). This is driving me Fing nuts and it really sucks 'cause I didn't take any measurements prior to getting any of the suspension work done.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:36 PM   #5
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It leans on the driver side due to the extra weight..........gas tank. Fill it up and look at it I bet it leans more full then empty. Plus the driver side always has weight in it going down the road.........YOU........so the springs on that side settle a tad bit more.


You can add a slight spacer to your cols to help correct it. I just adjusted my CO's so as they would even out.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:55 PM   #6
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i have the same setup on my 04 dc.........ome coils up front...wheelers 5 leaf packs out back. mine doesnt have any lean to it yet...........but for you, you can always get a top plate spacer(1/4) from toytec and install it. it should help correct the lean...or get a trim packer for the driver side. you can get it from wheelers or toytec for pretty cheap and it will help correct the lean problem you are having.
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X2 on what Will said. I went so far as to have an AAL made for my truck and I had a little more arch added to the diver side spring. My truck is within 1/4" on all sides, with a full tank. :-)
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:13 PM   #8
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I make a ton of steel blocks for the street guys to cure this, they are offset. You could use a solid piece of 1/2" material and bolt it to the bottom of the pack on the low side using a longer center pin, it will never want to come out this way.
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If I add spacer(s) to the D-side to correct this, will i need to re-align?
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If I add spacer(s) to the D-side to correct this, will i need to re-align?
nah, i see no need for a realignment. i dont think it will make anything go out of adjustment............you just mount the spacer under the top of the coil.
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nah, i see no need for a realignment. i dont think it will make anything go out of adjustment............you just mount the spacer under the top of the coil.
So I have to disassemble the coil assembly for this?
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So I have to disassemble the coil assembly for this?
no.....you arent gonna disassemble the coil.....you are gonna take the coil assy loose from the 3 studs on top and the bottom bolt so that you can get the spacer in there. the trim packer/spacer may come with longer studs for you to use, although it may not be necessary. but you will not have to disassemble the coil assembly.
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