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Are my rear leafs shot?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trdracing5, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    trdracing5

    trdracing5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I thought my truck was sagging a bit in the rear so I put on new shocks. After putting them on I noticed the rear leafs are not arched upwards. If anything they are almost straight across.
    Are these things shot?
    Any suggestions?

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  2. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    JDMcQ

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    They sure look shot to me.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    shitroc

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    looks like they are starting to develop a negative arch,that being said yes they are pretty much shot. an aal would do ya some good but keep in mind youll only be prolonging the inevitable swap to a new leaf pack. you just missed a group buy to.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    Mine look just like that! I bought the Toytec Ultimate 3", but it looks like I'm going to have to pony-up for a new leaf pack, too.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    Mine don't look as bad as yours...But do y'all think mine are shot or are they ok?

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  6. Apr 6, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    Just keep driving on them until the leafs brake in half. Haha then replace them. There is no point in replacing them now!
     
  7. Apr 6, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    Thinking about putting in a Wheelers 1.5" AAL
     
  8. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    your leafs do look shot, but i got a 2" AAL and my leafs reformed:p
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  9. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    yours are pretty shot too
     
  10. Apr 7, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    Im probably just going to put an extra leaf in there. Anyone got any recommendations? It would be great if I could get one that gave me a bit of a lift over what I have now.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    Damn. New leaf pack huh?
     
  12. Apr 8, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    go with a 2" AAL from toytec!!
     
  13. Apr 8, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    DANG OP.. I feel your pain :( here's mine
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    might be original suspension too :eek: but I'm on a serious budget this summer and it will prob have to wait til fall..

    anyone wanna help me out with a used set??
    I'm saggier than an eighty yr olds tatas right now!!
     
  14. Apr 8, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    when you put new aal's or leafs in does it raise it higher?
     
  15. Apr 8, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    Get in on the group buy for the wheelers leaf packs. You can get one that has lift or one that will be stock. Go to the group buy section and find it. Im sure they will let you in last minute.
     
  16. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    i meant since mine is sagging...when i put it back to stock its going to lift the rear a little? ya?
     
  17. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Yes it more than likely will raise it up a little going back to stock since they have sagged some.
     
  18. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    I've looked at yours & they are no different than mine were...rebuild them..;) easy,cheap
     
  19. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    shitty. i dont want to go back to the stupid tacoma lean :( haha

    were you talking to me doug?
     
  20. Apr 8, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    No I was referring to the OP's, my sprngs after rebuild......


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