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LilRedC3 10-10-2011 08:32 PM

flipping bottom leaf spring?
Does anyone have any experience with flipping the bottom leaf spring to maximize lift? need another inch clearance (already have a 1" block) to create enough room for new 17" wheels with bfg mud-terrain ko 285/70 tires. Would adding a leaf be more practical?
2001 4x4 dbl cab with snugtop and shot springs....

Anthony250 10-10-2011 08:38 PM

You mean the Factory overload leaf ? The really thick one? I wouldnt flip that one. The leafs would hit it and it would slam , that leaf is stifff. Yes add a leaf is a way better idea.

Supra TT 10-10-2011 08:39 PM

You will end up breaking the overload if you flip it. It's not designed to flex.

JAG 10-10-2011 08:46 PM

my friend has the 1st gen and re-arched each leaf and flipped the overload. its still driving fine. gave him a good lift but took a while to do. i drove the truck and it felt alright too.

just saying...

LilRedC3 10-10-2011 09:35 PM

turning over a new leaf...
or at least installing one...lol...thanks guys...just didn't want to payout the cash for new springs just yet. I'll try adding a leaf and see if that will get me by, at least for a little while...

LilRedC3 10-10-2011 09:39 PM

Really excited to find this forum....It is apparent to me I could spend hours on here reading threads...

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