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2005 - Rear spring replacement - no lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by LoudDog, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. LoudDog

    LoudDog [OP] Active Member

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    My rear springs are shot and I'm well past warranty so the TSB is out of the question. The want $1700 to do the TSB work now!

    I can replace the springs myself easy enough, but I'm having trouble shopping for springs with no lift (a little is okay, but i'm not lifting the truck).

    I regularly tow a 4000+ pound trailer so stronger then stock springs would be nice, stronger then the TSB springs would be nicer.

    This is all I've found thus far:
    http://www.northwestoffroad.com/parts/2stage.html

    Anything better, or opinions on these?

    Any comments on going to the local chain shops and getting their version installed?

    $1700 for new springs and shocks installed seems a little insane.
     
  2. LoudDog

    LoudDog [OP] Active Member

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    I've done some digging and a lot of people seem to have problems with NWOR, but the big complaint seems to be too stiff. Since i'm looking for stiffer (cap and 400-450 pound tounge weight) that might work?

    I sent a note to ALCAN, but other then that, I can't find replacement springs that don't lift the truck.
     
  3. Masada

    Masada Well-Known Member

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    Why not get some OME Dakar springs and some 5100 or OME rear shocks for about $600ish from Wheelers. They have a better price than toytec and all the hardware you need to do the job yourself.
     
  4. borderbrat

    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    PIAA fogs, led "puddle" lights, bed lights, in cab 115V, Toyota Devil emblem, Randy Ellis light bar with Hella Black Magics, OME 885 and Dakar leaf springs OME shock all round, 2.5 Gal OBA system with air horns, iPod adapter, scangauge on blend mount, magnaflow catback, bike fork mounts, tinted 2009 tails.
    yeah i would say go with OME springs and shocks my dakars with the third leaf removed has settle down and its not much higher than stock. I need to put the third leaf back in.
     
  5. LoudDog

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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Buy a set of tsb leafs off someone here. I've seen them go for 75 bucks for both. People swap them out for offroad leaf packs an have no need for them anymore.
     
  7. YotaDan

    YotaDan Dan Vendor

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    Have you considered Timbrens or AirLift airbags? Otherwise you probably are going to have to get a custom made pack.
     
  8. LoudDog

    LoudDog [OP] Active Member

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    Got a reply back from Alcan and that seems to sound good. They'll custom make a set of HD springs for $410.

    I like the idea of picking up a used TSB set too though.

    Thanks
     
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