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1st Gen Suspension Install

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by JDMcQ, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. JDMcQ

    JDMcQ [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Rear before:

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    Rear after:

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  2. JDMcQ

    JDMcQ [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Front before, with 2" spacers:

    [​IMG]

    With the OME springs:

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    Rear, stock springs at the hitch;

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    With new OME Dakar leafs:

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    The truck rides much differently now. It is certainly more firm and the suspension is more controlled with the new springs and shocks.
     
  3. PrezidentRedz

    PrezidentRedz Uncivilized Creations Prez

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    Looking good. You might want to get the Axel Relocation plates for the rear, If you notice your tires hitting the fenders.
     
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    I haven't noticed it yet, but thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Awesome write up John!!!

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    get out of my head!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Thanks guys!
     
  10. derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    It's sad you had to make a new thread for this. :p



    It looks great. :thumbsup:
     
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    JDMcQ [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks D. My "build" thread was never meant to be serious anyway.
     
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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  13. JDMcQ

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    What's that for?
     
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    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Nice job.
     
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    waht size tires are on your truck? are they the 265/70R16s? lift looks great!
     
  16. JDMcQ

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    Thanks! They are 265/75/16. They rubbed a little before the lift on the inner fender.
     
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    good to know. i currently still have the stock sizse (265/70/16) but i was planning on doing a similiar drop and going up to that size. its not that much difference which is good since i would be buying tires later than the lift since i just bought these 4k miles ago.
     
  18. monoman

    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    Hey, nothing here, stop doing that!!
    Just look to your right! ->
    Very nice write-up. I'm gonna be replacing my leafs soon so this will help. Thanks!:thumbsup:
     
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    GladI could help!
     
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    Nice work and thanks for the write up. Very helpful as I am about to embark of the same work myself on my '03 only with a set of Donahoe's up front.

    I have been going back and forth about an AAL or leaf pack in the back. How did you decide? I was planning on asking Wheeler's for an opinion as well.

    Peter
     
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