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Add-A-Leaf snapped in half...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by P. Bauer, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Apr 19, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    P. Bauer

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    Damn, just doing some routine maintenance, checking rear brakes, shocks, etc and found the add-a-leaf on my driver's side leaf pack was missing 1/3 of the forward facing portion.

    I'll give Wheeler's a call tomorrow to order a new pair, sure wish something was open on Sunday around my area, hate to have to put it back together and take it apart again.

    If anyone is in the San Jose area and has an extra add-a-leaf, I'm willing to $$$ it.


    Need to find a replacement leaf pack setup that still has the overload spring, all of the kits I've seen (Deaver, etc) actually take away from the towing capacity. I tow my racecar at least once a month.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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  3. Apr 19, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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  4. Apr 19, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    Added the Sway-A-Way coilovers and rear AAL with 1" block/remote res. shocks about 2 years ago. Not sure how this happened, but 1/3 of the AAL spring is snapped off and missing.

    =D

     
  5. Apr 19, 2009 at 3:04 PM
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    You had the AAL and a block in the rear??
     
  6. Apr 19, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    Yes, to get the 3" lift that I wanted while maintaining the factory towing capacity, that was the only option 2 years ago when I lifted the truck.

    The AAL goes between the overload spring and the spring pack. It should not have snapped, the other side is A-OK.

     
  7. Apr 19, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    The OME Dakar leaf pack will increase your load capacity over stock. The Dakars give about 2 3/4 inches of lift, and extra leafs can be added to further increase carrying capacity.

    It is possible that the leverage created by the blocks could have been part of the problem with your AAL fracturing.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    At the time I installed this lift, there were not many options. All the leaf packs I looked at removed the overload spring.

    Hard for me to believe the leverage from the block cause this, since the AAL is sandwiched between the leaf pack and overload spring.

    If I can get another pair of AALs for under $100, that's probably what I'll do, Dakars look really nice, I'll investigate those too.

    Thanks for the info.

     
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