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Add a leaf??? Talk me out of this.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by A-dub, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. Sep 21, 2015 at 11:15 PM
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    A-dub

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    I keep about 300 lbs of gear in the bed plus a Leer shell. It sags and I need 2.5-3 inches. I probably hit trails 5 or 6 times a year for camping and whatnot. Block it or AAL? Eventually I'll get OME rear end. Apparently the front end was changed out for a tundra suspension. So it's already 3 inches higher than normal.
     
  2. Sep 21, 2015 at 11:20 PM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    Too much to ask an AAL to accomplish. Leaf pack needed. Or airbags.
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2015 at 11:21 PM
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    With that much weight go for full springs. Don't waste your time and money on blocks or aal's.
     
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  4. Sep 21, 2015 at 11:27 PM
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    SixthSnail I have no idea what I'm doing

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    I have an All Pro 3 leaf AAL and it worked great for me until I added a shell. Now I have the shell and a bumper that is over 100 pounds and I am already noticing it struggling. I will be upgrading to a full leaf pack as soon as I can. You seem like you have even more weight. I would definitely go full pack.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2015 at 7:13 AM
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    Ah I was greatly hoping to avoid the expenditure of a full pack. Recommendations on brand?
     
  6. Sep 22, 2015 at 7:14 AM
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    if you cant be convinced via conversation, give us your address. well find out other ways to convince you :deadhorse:
     
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  7. Sep 22, 2015 at 7:15 AM
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  10. Sep 22, 2015 at 7:18 AM
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    Thanks all! I'll look into these. I'll post what I get and how it worked.
     
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  12. Sep 25, 2015 at 7:27 PM
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    I was having a talk with my buddy who has a 2000 tundra. He swapped or his springs for new ones. Would his old ones fit my tacoma? If there is any modification needed, how much and what? They are in good condition. Seems as though they would be heavier duty than what comes on my tacoma... thoughts?
     
  13. Sep 25, 2015 at 8:01 PM
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    we had 98 base model 4cyl tacos as delivery vehicles at napa many years ago. the guy that would use one of them to install golf cart batteries would load up 24 golf cart batteries at a time in 1 toyota pickup. it used to sag until he put a set of leaf helper springs on. never had a problem again! but he was also insane. he even picked up the rear end of the truck with a forklift to install the helper springs. .... awesome guy.
     
  14. Sep 26, 2015 at 8:44 AM
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    otis24

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    I have a similar weight issue. I have a wood platform with drawers and a tall camper shell. I carry several hundred pounds of scuba gear from time to time. When I got my truck I chose an add a leaf to augment my stock springs.

    Two years later and I've decided to get Dakars with the Dakar AAL. Save yourself the time and money and just get the better lead pack now.
     
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