1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

85 front leafs on 97

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by ekahi1, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Nov 20, 2013 at 11:50 PM
    #1
    ekahi1

    ekahi1 [OP] CUZ I CAN

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Member:
    #96542
    Messages:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    Hilo Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    97 xcab sas baja front
    Dana 44 sas locker,4:88s,6" lift,15x10 weld mountain crushers
    Is it ok to use 85 4" front leafs to do a sas on a 97 Tacoma.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2013 at 5:19 PM
    #2
    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Member:
    #48645
    Messages:
    5,708
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2000 SAS D44/Ford 9"
    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Yes, for the front of the tacoma, right?
     
  3. Nov 21, 2013 at 6:04 PM
    #3
    ekahi1

    ekahi1 [OP] CUZ I CAN

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Member:
    #96542
    Messages:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    Hilo Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    97 xcab sas baja front
    Dana 44 sas locker,4:88s,6" lift,15x10 weld mountain crushers
    Yes for the front...there 4" long travels. Well I'm.trying to figure out how to fix my shackle angle, right now there 90` straight up n down and not kicked back. They are stock shackles so was thinking about just adding longer ones.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2013 at 6:35 PM
    #4
    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Member:
    #48645
    Messages:
    5,708
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2000 SAS D44/Ford 9"
    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Gotta move them forward so they sit at 45* at ride height.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2013 at 10:52 AM
    #5
    ekahi1

    ekahi1 [OP] CUZ I CAN

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Member:
    #96542
    Messages:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    Hilo Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    97 xcab sas baja front
    Dana 44 sas locker,4:88s,6" lift,15x10 weld mountain crushers
    Ill post some pics later there move as far forward as can go.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2013 at 4:41 PM
    #6
    ekahi1

    ekahi1 [OP] CUZ I CAN

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Member:
    #96542
    Messages:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    Hilo Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    97 xcab sas baja front
    Dana 44 sas locker,4:88s,6" lift,15x10 weld mountain crushers
    heres some pics of my shackles...

    drivers side
    [​IMG]

    passenger side...

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Nov 24, 2013 at 2:25 PM
    #7
    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Member:
    #48645
    Messages:
    5,708
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2000 SAS D44/Ford 9"
    SAS.. Need I say more.
    They can go forward much more. They will probably have to be moved forward at least 2". You'll have to fab up a small cantilever set up in order for them to be strong enough on the frame.

    [​IMG]

    And on the backside gusset them so they don't fold on the frame.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Nov 24, 2013 at 11:11 PM
    #8
    ekahi1

    ekahi1 [OP] CUZ I CAN

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Member:
    #96542
    Messages:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    Hilo Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    97 xcab sas baja front
    Dana 44 sas locker,4:88s,6" lift,15x10 weld mountain crushers
    Thanks for the info and pics...wouldn't it just be easyer to get longer leaf springs
     
  9. Nov 25, 2013 at 3:44 PM
    #9
    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Member:
    #48645
    Messages:
    5,708
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2000 SAS D44/Ford 9"
    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Right, but the only longer ones that will work are the old school toyota rear leaf springs. They are 48" long, but still may not be long enough.
     
  10. Nov 26, 2013 at 12:42 AM
    #10
    ekahi1

    ekahi1 [OP] CUZ I CAN

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Member:
    #96542
    Messages:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    Hilo Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    97 xcab sas baja front
    Dana 44 sas locker,4:88s,6" lift,15x10 weld mountain crushers
    After looking at your pics I measured my mounts eye to eye were the leafs bolt up to there 45" center of the hole
     
To Top