||02-26-2013 08:12 AM
Need to "revamp" my suspension
I recently got my truck on the road for the first time since I have owned it. It runs good but it doesn't drive so good. To summarize it was a balljoint breaking that caused the damage, I bought it cheap, fixed the front right suspension (new bj's U&L, tie rod ends, sway bar link, new cv boot, and brake hose) Naturally I couldnt wait to get it on the road. I immediately started using it as my DD. I notice right off that it had a slight lean, broken leaf spring on left side. I also noticed how bad out of alignment it is. I was told to wait on the alignment until I repaired the leaf spring or it will need to be re-aligned. Both leaf springs are flattened completely and one is broken. The truck rides rough and is all over the road. Also it shakes like hell when I slow down abruptly. I have hardly nothing in the truck so I would like to put a little money into an upgraded suspension. Keep in mind I have no experience other than fixing the things I did to get it running and putting a 3inch s AAL lift on my old tacoma. I would like to get it to ride and handle very well on and off road. I occasionally do minor trail riding. Also I do want to go with 33" tires so I need suggestions on lifts. So in conclusion, what all do I need to replace/buy other than the obvious cracked leaf springs, what are affordable options for those parts?