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Old 09-06-2009, 10:16 AM   #1
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Helper leaf springs... Anyone with experience?

I ordered up Superior Helper Leaf Springs with 1500 lb load rating ($30 a pair...) for my '06 DC TRD sport. I figured I could put these on for load/stability and have the option of taking them off. I researched them and most people like them. I can not find anyone on the TW forums that has any comment on these instead of the AAL option.

Does anyone have these or any comment on these? I would like to hear more from Tacoma owners on these. Thanks.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:36 AM   #2
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They seem like a viable option, but may I suggest getting timbrens? They are a bit more expensive, but there is no need to put them on and remove them constantly. They work very well with no real ride difference.

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Old 09-06-2009, 01:41 PM   #3
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Thanks Ryan. I already ordered the springs online. I did look at the Timbren site and wish I had considered these prior. I probably not take them off once installed. It all depends on the stiffness of the ride. I mean, if the truck ass-end looses traction on a washboarded road, they come off. But I do need more weight stability. We will see.

Does anyone have experience with the helper springs??
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No problem. The only other thing I think COULD be comparable...might be this thread...

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...ll-review.html

But maybe not. Lol

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Old 09-06-2009, 02:37 PM   #5
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Shoot... Of all the TW searches I did, that never came up, or at least I missed it. That is a great DIY. I am about 45 bucks in the hole with the helper springs I bought, but, no biggie.

That was a great thread and I realize I have options. I will see what the helpers do and dont do. Thanks again Ryan for the link. Great link.
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I just picked up a set from Advanced Auto parts for around $27 and installed them this afternoon. I jacked the rear up with a bottle jack at the rear hitch about 2 inches. Installed the spring in about 20 mintues. Dropped the bottle jack and the truck settled after only 1/2 an inch! Took it for a drive down my really bumpy road and found that it road smoother! the rear doesn't move much the front does most of the moving but it's fine. I dropped the tailgate and sat on it and the bed went down about an inch and stopped. thats a mark improvement over what it was doing.
BTW I have a 2004 prerunner reg cab with stock leafs. I'll let you know tomorrow after driving it to work how it feels.
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