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2001 quad cab seems to bottom out

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Ricky B, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Jun 18, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    Ricky B

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    My wife and I took my truck out to eat last night and she kept telling me everytime we hit a bump it was rough as ____. I started noticing it feels like the truck is bottoming out over rough roads. I push down on the front and back shocks and they seem fine. Any idea on how to make this better. Rick
     
  2. Jun 18, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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  3. Jun 18, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    Well there your problem haha
     
  4. Jun 18, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    Yeah I think so. Will go with Blisteens 5100. That is what I'm hearing.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    i bet your leafs are flat. ....maybe time to upgrade.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    Not to threadjack.. but how would I tell if the leafs on my truck are gone? They are pretty much parallel to the ground. I'm not really sure if they are supposed to be a "smile" or not. I'm still using the OEM shocks at 94K miles
     
  7. Jun 18, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    You need new leafs:D toytech has some for like 70 bucks. really good deal!
     
  8. Jun 19, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    Any links (searched, but no luck on the Toytec website). Thanks in advance!
     
  9. Jun 19, 2010 at 11:01 PM
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    Can I just get an AAL? Or do I / should I get a whole new leaf pack?
     
  10. Jun 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM
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    I think once your leafs are flat, they're pretty much done for. Adding a new leaf may be a temp fix, but without the main leafs supporting it, I think it'd just end up flattening out pretty quick as well.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    It's time to do the suspension. I would look into some new coil springs, shocks and leaf pack. Since you need a spring compressor for the front to do the shocks...I would just do the coils now to avoid having to do the alignment twice.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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  13. Jun 21, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    Ok thanks for the info... I'm trying to avoid turning this vehicle into another mod project...buuuuut since i'm gonna tear things apart might as well lift it, I guess.... :)
     
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