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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 4WD, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Feb 10, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    4WD

    4WD [OP] cRaZy oLdmAn

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    I think we're all in agreement to the sad state of affairs that are stock Toyota leaf packs, the springs on my 2000 were no different, now I don't have the $$$ for name brand springs & I'm old school anyway & enjoy experimenting so I found some old Fords springs (shorter ones) & added them to my stock leafs & this is what I achieved: A solid 3" of lift bringing them back to life & actually improved ride quality over all , def. firmer but not harsh at all, cost was about $30 including a cheap can of spray paint..
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    I'll take measurements & post later as to deminsions of the springs I added...
     
  2. Feb 10, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    skunk

    skunk what did I miss?

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    YOU WILL BE MISSED Satoshi Grill, FX-R retros, husky liners, bed bolt d-rings, TRD short throw shifter, 2.5 Fox Coil overs, AP UCA's, AP Expo rear leaf with Fox 2.0 shocks, Extended SS brake lines, AP kick-out sliders, 265/75/16 on Konig Countersteers, AllPro Apex front bumper and Zip Ties.
    Looking good Doug! nothing wrong with a solution that works.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    4WD [OP] cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Hey thanks Rudi where ya been buddy ?? time for a little trail running...;)
     
  4. Feb 10, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    Sweet i like it! Where did ya buy them?
     
  5. Feb 10, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    Thanks Brian , Quality Auto Wrecking in Lakeside,Ca (close to home);)
     
  6. Feb 10, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    skunk what did I miss?

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    I've been busy....:spy: but i'm definitely itching to get back out on the trails. Unfortunately I have a sidewall leak that is being a PIA and I'm trying to ride it out or find a used Rugged Fail to at least keep me going until I can afford to replace all the rubber. :cool:
     
  7. Feb 10, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    Also, this was achieved without buying longer U bolts, I may get a longer brake line because I do offroad a bit with a fair amount of flexing but as of now no issues....;)
     
  8. Feb 10, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    :)
    Hey Connor hows everything in your neck of the woodsa ? Did you sell your truck yet ??
     
  9. Feb 10, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    Tacomanator

    Tacomanator Boiling denim and bangin whores

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    looks good! i wonder if that would for a 2nd gen?
     
  10. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    trade for a sorta rusty 99 camry LE with 100k, if so I 'll find one and drive it down.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    You know what year, make and model truck they were off of?

    Did you buy the whole leafs, and take them apart?
     
  12. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    What did you paint your rear brake drums with? Does it let the heat escape or do the back brakes generate much heat?
     
  13. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    I would also like to know this. Looks great doug :thumbsup:
     
  14. Feb 10, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    Not really sure but don't see any reason they wouldn't...;)

    Heres the deal, my buddy used to race stockers at Cajon speedway & he bought a bunch of diff. leaf packs from a local wrecking yard that were mostly Ford springs (since his race car was a Ford) So we grabbed a couple packs & took them apart using the bottom 2 springs off each one & just added them to my stock leafs, kept the stock overload also.

    I just hit'em with a cheap can of black spray paint, & heat escapes around the back side of the drums, so no issues there..:)

    Thanks bro' :D . Hey guys, it doesn't matter if the springs are off a ford,chevy,dodge or whatever, what DOES matter is width,length, & thickness, obliviously width is most important (has to be the same more or less than your stock ones) Length will determine amount of arc achieved & the thickness was pretty much same as stock also...:D
     
  15. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    Nice!! Fords have to be good for something, right?:D
     
  16. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    Heheheh I guess thats true, Hey Sean hows freezing your ass off working for ya ?

    Dude, I got an honest 3" out of this project ! Time to slider up & its on when you get back !! :eek::eek::D:D
     
  17. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    Today was 25, is felt like a nice warm day.:eek:

    I planning on upgrading my rear when I get home with some all-pro expedition leafs and 10" billies. Depending on how much my ticket is going to cost me.:(

    Heck ya, I'll be ready.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    Are those the Billies with resi's ?
     
  19. Feb 10, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    Ya, I'm looking at the 5110s. Its gonna be the shit! (I hope).
     
  20. Feb 10, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    Very Nice !! I broke my springs in a bit tonight, nothing hard just getting them to settle...



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