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Old 07-14-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Broken leaf spring found today!

Hi, my name is Al, and I am new to the forum. I have a 2007 4x4 Tacoma Sport Double Cab with 123,000 miles that rides like sh**, so I have been looking into getting the "highly-recommended" bilstein 5100 ride height adjustable shocks to improve my overall ride. Today, I noticed a slight lean on the drivers side (looking from the rear) so I crawled underneath to take a look, and found a broken leaf!



As I am new to all of this, please give me some advice as to how I should repair, and the money that this repair will cost me. Thanks in advance to any advice!
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Skip the 5100s, get OME shocks and coil springs and the Dakar leaf pack
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Skip the 5100s, get OME shocks and coil springs and the Dakar leaf pack
How much cash (in your opinion) is this gonna cost? Also, where can I buy this stuff?
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Lookin at like $1,000 for the whole setup. Check out DownSouth Motorsports. good guys to deal with
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The 5100s would be a good addition and the Deaver leaf pack.
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Lookin at like $1,000 for the whole setup. Check out DownSouth Motorsports. good guys to deal with
Will that replace all of the leaf's, or just the broken one?
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Will that replace all of the leaf's, or just the broken one?
You should replace both leaf packs, springs, and front and rear shocks. You are about due. And ya about $1000 bucks should cover it.
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not sure of his method of shipping though.
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It's both leaf packs, new front coils, and all 4 shocks. Youll have to get leaf spring bushings from wheelers off road. Freight on the leafs was $85 for me because they're overweight. The ride is better than stock IMO and its a nice lift. Do your research though and make your own decision.
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I'm not trying to start a violent debate among all of you helpful people, but what are the advantages of using OME vs. Bilstein, and Deaver leaf packs vs. Dakar rear leaf springs? BTW, I am not looking to buy big tires, or lift my truck (maybe level it out a bit), I just want to stop bottoming out, improve the ride of my truck, and still be able to do some moderate off roading (I hunt, therefore, I need to get dirty, now and then)
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There's an ad in the market place right now for brand new leaf springs and shocks (stock) for a good price. I think he wanted 150 for the leaf springs.
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Here's the lInk to his ad: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ml#post5384350
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There's an ad in the market place right now for brand new leaf springs and shocks (stock) for a good price. I think he wanted 150 for the leaf springs.
This. If you just want your leafs un-broken, a replacement stock pack is in order. But dear god, don't pay what the dealer wants for them...get them used for a song.
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There's an ad in the market place right now for brand new leaf springs and shocks (stock) for a good price. I think he wanted 150 for the leaf springs.
Thanks, Mxpatriot, I am talking to him now
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yours lasted a lot longer than mine, reg cab with only 48000 miles and snapped the same spring. what i'm getting at is replacing with stock might not get you that far.. i just put dakars on, it wasn't cheap but i think in the long run will be worth it. you will end up with around 3inches of rear lift though if you go this way and of course will want to do something with the front to match things up.
Thanks for the input, definately worth thinking about. my brain is mush....I've been reading about suspension options on this site for about 5 hours, now...uuuggggghhh
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Alby22,

I would suggest taking your truck to a spring shop and getting an estimate to replace the one broken spring and add one spring to each side. My guess would be $300-350 installed. There should be several spring shops in Columbus and there is Black's Spring in Zanesville or S&S near Gratiot.
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I would suggest taking your truck to a spring shop and getting an estimate to replace the one broken spring and add one spring to each side. My guess would be $300-350 installed. There should be several spring shops in Columbus and there is Black's Spring in Zanesville or S&S near Gratiot.
Aha, a local! thanks wolftree. Have you ever heard of, or dealt with McCoy's 4x4 in Grove City, or Trails West? I am really leaning towards getting an OME lift with Dakar rear leaf springs, or another 1.5-2 inch lift. i have been wanting to get new shocks, and beef up the rear so I will stop bottoming out, so I wanted to go to one of these shops to get an estimate.
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Alby22, I have heard of trails West, but never dealt with either shop. The $300 installed is a quote from both Blacks and S&S for installing one additional spring to a Tacoma Rear Suspension. Add the $50 for replacing the broken spring at the same time. A local spring shop will give you exactly the ride and lift with alignment and a waranty, that you want. They can install the shocks while they install the springs real cheap. Springs are their business. For myself, I would not even consider anyone beyond a local spring shop. They will have your truck in and out in under an hour.
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Alby22, I have heard of trails West, but never dealt with either shop. The $300 installed is a quote from both Blacks and S&S for installing one additional spring to a Tacoma Rear Suspension. Add the $50 for replacing the broken spring at the same time. A local spring shop will give you exactly the ride and lift with alignment and a waranty, that you want. They can install the shocks while they install the springs real cheap. Springs are their business. For myself, I would not even consider anyone beyond a local spring shop. They will have your truck in and out in under an hour.
Thanks again, wolftree. Of course, everyone is closed on Sunday's, so I will start making phone calls tomorrow morning.
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