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After Market Leaf Springs?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05SuperChrg, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Mar 17, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    05SuperChrg

    05SuperChrg [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello Taco World-

    I got word today that Toyota will not apply the TSB to my 05 Taco with 18k miles and extended gold warranty...So this leaves (haaa) me with no other alternative than to purchase after market leaf springs.

    Two questions:
    1) What to replace with? I tow a boat all summer and camp. I purchased the taco specifically to tow and use as a pick-up.
    2) I am decent DYI'r is this something that can be done at home?

    Thank everyone
     
  2. Mar 17, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    dylandercole

    dylandercole Well-Known Member

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    you can do it at home. As for the brand, Look at wheelersoffroad.com thye have a few kinds but most arent made for towing
     
  3. Mar 17, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    rzimm001

    rzimm001 Tearmytaco

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    Are you going to lift the front? Most aftermarket leafs will lift atleast 1.5". Go with either a toytec add a leaf and just make your stock pack better or get a whole new pack from wheelers.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    05SuperChrg

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    Thanks guys-

    The truck has Rancho 9000 shocks on it, and has a coil spring lift on the front- so it kind of looks raked with the nose up currently.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    NewMexiTaco

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    I got no warranty, so i am with ya.... Im pretty set on OME Dakar leaf pack from Toytec. With a 7% TW discount (pm Neubs)
    they would be ~$360.00 I guess...(from $400) I also need load capability for DD so that is a a major factor. They look bomber tho. 10 leaf progressive flex, full military wrap, etc...I am going to call toytec and get the final lowdown soon hopefully. good luck!
     
  6. Mar 17, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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  7. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    i have a appt. to get the rear springs checked on mine next friday. the dealer thinks toyota will fix it even though my warranty is expired.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    Go with the dakars... the TSB fix really isn't..:confused::confused:
    Ever heard the expression "polishing a turd"?:D:D
    Well that is what the tsb is..... my $.02....:)
     
  9. Mar 18, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    All You need is a AAL kit. will lift the rear to match the front and also stiffen up the rear a little, which will help with towing and hauling. If you carry a large load then also look into a set of Timbrens.
     
  10. Jul 3, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    Hello there a quick update after several weeks with the OME Old Man springs. In essense they are awesome and perfect for what I needed. I towed my 4000lb boat, loaded up the bed with 3 coolers (big ones) and tons of camping gear for 4 adults and 3 nights. I also had 4 adults in the cab. The springs worked flawlessly no sag, and handled like I had nothing behind me.

    Thanks everyone for the 411!!
     
  11. Jul 3, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    Bilsteins set at 2.5" OME Dakar rear leaf packs had to make rear shock extensions, FJ manual TC
    I went with the OMe Dakar 7-leafs and Bilstiens, pretty happy with how it turned out though be smart about the rear shock length.
     
  12. Jul 4, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    I think I am going to order a set of Timbrens next. I have the TSB springs and a little extra support would be nice.
     
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