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Anyone had this problem with there 1 gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by alexlies, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Jan 22, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    alexlies

    alexlies [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought some used fabtech 4" lift leaf springs like 5 months ago and recently im starting to notice that it looks and measure out to the wheel on the passenger side is back more. which causes it to look like the rear wheels are cocked to the right. can notice when im driving. i just got dont undoing the u bolt and making sur the nipple is all lined up in my block, and it is. i pulled a few measurements and it looks like the pass side is back about 3/4 of a inch more than the drivers side. and theres nothing i can do to get that side to match unless i drilled a new hole in the leaf pack or something!!!

    sooo im in a puddle... and need your help and suggestions please..
     
  2. Jan 22, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    SargeSlapnuts

    SargeSlapnuts SargeSlapnuts 보고용의!!!!

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    wow only thing i could think that would cause that would be the shackles got tweaked back or something. cant really say for sure as im not to experienced with leaf springs.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    alright well good start thanks its something to be looked at i think it might of happened when being flexed out all the way. thanks
     
  4. Jan 22, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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  5. Jan 23, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    inline with the back tire of where there pointing

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  6. Jan 24, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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    help!!! lol
     
  7. Jan 24, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    I would talk with the man of the leaf springs. Maby someone goofed up.

    Other than that, try to reset the axel is all I can say.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    double check both sides befor you start any drilling
     
  9. Jan 24, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    believe i just solved problem. took off both leaf spring so lay side by side to make sure holes are in the same spot. got to looking at the center bolt and it look crooked pulled them off and the bolt looks like a snake. replaced them and set them straight up and down re installed and its looking alot better if not perfect. maybe the guy befor me screwed with those bolts because they looked like some pretty dinky bolts.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    I'm leaning towards this also, maybe (God forbid) frame tweeked ?

    You said something about having to drill another hole to get proper axle (equal distance) alignment.

    This sounds like a bigger issue, so theres no skewing of the leaf pack? Springs in alignment with each other ? It almost sounds like you may have sheared the alignment pin where it drops into the top of rear axle (rare, but it does happen)....:eek::eek:

    I'd secure the truck for lifting, undo the U bolts & anything else that needs removed short of pulling out the axle, raising the truck high enough to separate the leaf pack from the axle & check things out closely...:cool:
     
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