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Always hauling heavy, want small lift.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Swamp Donkey, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Jun 15, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    Swamp Donkey

    Swamp Donkey [OP] Well-Known Member

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    As the title says, I always have a load on my truck. Between my canopy, scott air pack, fire extinguisher, misc tools and fittings, and bed mat, I figure there is always about 600 lbs in the box of my truck. Needless to say my stock rear leaf springs have a very sad droopy look to them after almost 10 months of this treatment.

    I am looking to upgrade my suspension. Would not mind something in the 2" range or smaller in the front, and really beef up the rear suspension. This truck will be loaded like this for the next 4-5 years, as I bought it for this sole purpose. Will most likely keep the stock 245/75/16 tire size. I did one feeble attempt at a search, but did not find what I was looking for. I did read the lift FAQ questions......

    Also, I was wondering who is Canada's premium ultra Tacoma suspension sales company. Good parts and service?

    Here's a few pics of my truck at work. Give you guys an idea of the weight and saggy suspension.

    In the end, I do use my truck everyday in muddy rough conditions, so I do not want some cheap pavement princess lift. Rough tough and rugged is what I need.

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  2. Jun 15, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    Have you considered airbags?
     
  3. Jun 15, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    Dakars
     
  4. Jun 15, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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    I have never really been a fan of airbags. Might seriously consider them if there is overwhelming recommendations for airbags.

    Off to research dakar rear leafs.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2012 at 11:41 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    The Daks will give you 2 - 2 1/2 " if lift with the weight you are going to be hauling all the time
     
  6. Jun 16, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    lj973gm

    lj973gm Sold it, dont miss it yet.

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    Those are likely your best two options, dakars or bags.

    If you plan to haul heavier or start to see the dakars sag the air bags are a nice add on to prevent sagging happenings again.

    I did the TSB and mine are getting axle wrap and a lil sagging already due to towing a boat. I plan to integrate some leafs from my old spring set and then do some bags as well to solve the issue from coming back.

    Hope the shipping to canada is not to bad for you.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    I second the dakars. Absolutely love my OME lift.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2012 at 7:39 AM
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    This is exactly what I want for my 2012 trd off road, but mainly for rear. Question for experts: AllPro has some leafs, normal ones and heavy duty expedition. What do you think about them?
     
  9. Jun 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    The Expos are good for hauling but will lift you 3-4"
     
  10. Jun 21, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    x2 they are great. you will not be disappointed!!! Had them for about a year and havent bottomed out once.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    Did you change something in front? Did you change the rear shocks? How is the ride?
     
  12. Jun 21, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    He has Bilstein 5100 shocks front and rear , I'm guessing the fronts are preloading the coils to provide lift

    FYI , if you hover the mouse icon over the blue box under someone's username , it usually has their truck specs in it

    Welcome to TW from a fellow BC'er
     
  13. Jun 21, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    :eek: OOOPS...

    :D and thank you!
     
  14. Jun 21, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    No problem :thumbsup:
     
  15. Jun 22, 2012 at 5:14 AM
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    OZ-T is correct, 5100's in the front set at 1.75 to level it off. I also did the Bilstein 5100's in the rear when I installed the new leaf pack. Been about a year since I installed the new pack and couldn't be happier. I tow a pretty good size boat and load the truck down and never bottom out. Worth every penny.
     

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