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1st Gen Leaf Spring Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by catskill.joe, Jul 31, 2022.

  1. Aug 5, 2022 at 9:40 AM
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    catskill.joe

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    Okay Folks - I received my GS HD springs today via FedEx. Bilstein 4600s come next week - the Rear Passenger side was tough to find - out of stock in many places.

    Question: One of the leaf springs has more gaps in the leaves than the other. Is this going to be a problem? Should I try and get a replacement?

    The bottom LS has a bigger gap between the leaves.
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    Up close
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    The other leaf spring - much smaller gaps (photos might not do this justice)
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  2. Aug 5, 2022 at 9:57 AM
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    Bivouac

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    Looking at that you should be fine once the weight of the truck is on the spring.

    You could send it back the next one might be even worse.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2022 at 9:58 AM
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    Thats a fair point
     
  4. Aug 5, 2022 at 10:02 AM
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    Remains to be seen I bought the tires and wheels the rest came along
    You could install the one with the gaps on the left to help with the fuel tank and weight of the driver .

    I doubt there would be enough difference to notice in any case.
     
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  5. Aug 5, 2022 at 12:16 PM
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    Non-issue.

    They move, it's normal.

    There's a pin that centers the leaf pack on the axle; nothing else matters.
     
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  6. Aug 5, 2022 at 1:27 PM
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    Totally - sounds good to me. Lookin forward to gettin this done.

    Thanks @Kwikvette @Bivouac @Andy01DblCabTacoma @Kevins60 @nptesta16 @DarrenM for your input and guidance - much appreciated
     
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