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09 Tacoma Helper Springs?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco Pastor, May 2, 2022.

  1. May 2, 2022 at 8:02 PM
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    Taco Pastor

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    https://www.amazon.com/SUPERIOR-11-1040-Super-Leaf-SPRING-2000LB/dp/B00029K1X0

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/233966570249?epid=1111817143&fits=Submodel%3ABase%7CYear%3A2009%7CEngine+-+Liter_Display%3A4.0L%7CModel%3ATacoma%7CMake%3AToyota%7CTrim%3ABase+Extended+Cab+Pickup+4-Door%7CEngine%3A4.0L+3956CC+241Cu.+In.+V6+GAS+DOHC+Naturally+Aspirated

    Can some one please look @ these two and tell me IF they will hurt my lift height in the rear and possibly hurt my carrier bearing? I may need to tow this summer and want to avoid rear squat that might affect my performance.

    So I have to travel 500+ miles and then 500+ back, but if they will affect my lift it will be before I tow right, but then level out(not hurting the carrier bearing)?
    Thanks,
    Brian
     
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  2. May 3, 2022 at 8:21 AM
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    If you are looking into helper springs to help you in towing, know that the helper is not going to doing you any favors. Do it right and either get a AAL that is built around our current 3/4 leaf setups, or get full new leaf pack setups that are designed for towing in mind.

    Adding a helper to an already weak, inadequate amount of leaf springs setup from factory configuration will not do anything for you.
     
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  4. May 3, 2022 at 8:30 AM
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    that is true, if the pack is stock and shot, nothing short of a new pack will fix it.
     
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  5. May 3, 2022 at 12:58 PM
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    My springs are TSB as of June 2020 and my shocks are new 2020 as well
     
  6. May 3, 2022 at 1:05 PM
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    Yeah.
    I'm a fan of air bags since most of the time I carry about 200 lbs, but that jumps up to 600+ when I load gear for camping. I can quickly adjust back and forth, and they just work alongside your existing leaf springs.
     

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