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Old 09-02-2009, 04:16 PM   #1
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Broken leaf woes...

My truck had a broken leaf on the passenger side when I bought it. Took it to the local 4x4 shop and they said I'd be fine just replacing that one leaf. I asked if I should be worried about damage to the other leafs or the pack on the drivers side, they assured me i was fine and things looked great. Well, a few nights ago, about a month after i took it to the shop, an 8 inch piece of leaf on the driver side broke off during "normal" city driving.

What should I do now? I'm guessing odds are good my entire packs on both sides are screwed... what about my rear shocks? Also damaged? Helper springs/leafs?
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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Broken leafs are like bad/bald tires replace them in pairs(packs). The non-broken springs end up taking up the slack of the broken ones. I would get new sets and call it done. New shocks wouldn't hurt, but get new leafs before anything.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:38 PM   #3
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Are there different types of leaf packs? Like if I want a good mix between hauling/offroading... Is there a certain part number i need to be looking for here? I'm new to suspensions obviously...
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if ur gonna be hauling any signifigant weight, dont get the AP ones...stick to alcan/deavers
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:49 PM   #5
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:04 PM   #6
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We have a few different leaf pack options.
http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/05uptacoma.htm
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Your best bet is to answer the following questions...

Do you tow anything? Load anything into the truck. If so, how much?

How much off-roading do you do?

If you do a combination of both, your best bet is to stick with Alcans or Deavers. They offer great off-road capabilities whilst maintaining load capacity of the truck...AKA how much weight you can lug around.

If the truck is used mostly off-road. A set of All-pro leaf packs would be perfect. They are fairly priced too.

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Old 09-09-2009, 06:35 PM   #8
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hmm guess I'll have to decide on that. I help people move and would like to be able to haul a load of brick for my father in-law once in awhile... But I also love to wheel of course hehe... decisions decisions... Also, a guy I work with say my helper springs have been bent, do those come with the packs?
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Sounds like ome dakars might work for you. I think they are 2.75" of lift and can flex and hold a good amount of weight. This might be the ticket for you.
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