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Bed leans to left. Cheapest fix?!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rwilhite07, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Jul 7, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    just picked up my 4th tacoma, its a 95 ex cab 2.7 5 speed 4x4 2'' leveling kit 2'' body on 33s. filled the tank up and when i got home noticed that the bed is leaning to the left a pretty good noticable bit.. looking from the front of the truck it sits level so i figure its just saggy rear leaf springs...

    what is the cheapest way to fix this issue? or best way?

    thanks guys
     
  2. Jul 7, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    getting there....
    cheapest way would be a block for that side to go under the springs....best way would be either new leaf packs...or add a leaf's.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    heres a few pics i just took to show it best i could..

    lean.jpg
    lean2.jpg
     
  4. Jul 7, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    ya i was looking at new leafs since mine are pretty well settled there almost flat. just dont have the 300 bucks for them right now so looking for a cheap temporary fix to the problem. blocking one side and not the other wont have any negative outcomes or extra strain on rear axle or anything?
     
  5. Jul 7, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    getting there....
    pretty normal on the first gens. how many miles you got on it?
     
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    nah....it shouldnt, but with really worn rear springs...i cant say for sure. i'll just say i doubt it.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    the truck its self has about 190 on it but it had a complete motor tranny tcase computer everything swap out of a 99 and since the computer and all was taken from the 99 it has a digital odo and dash cluster so truck only shows 101k.

    should i be able to pick up a 1'' block at like napa or discount or will they not carry them?
     
  8. Jul 7, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    i doubt they will have one..but you can try. best place to look would probably be toyteclifts.com or maybe even wheelersoffroad.com.
     
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    alright thanks. appreciate the information.
     
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    anytime man. btw....welcome to tw!:)
     
  11. Jul 7, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    thanks, figured id throw up a side shot of the truck, overall its pretty clean for a 95 could use a good wax job and has a few rock dings and bug chips that are rusted but no rust on frame.

    95 tacoma.jpg
     
  12. Jul 8, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    truck looks good man and yeah mine leans a little too but mine is to the right im pretty sure its my leaf springs theyre shot.
     
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    That's normal..... the 'taco lean' when the gas tank is full.

    You could go round & round chasing the problem. I did with my 96 tacoma. My rear leaf springs were re-arched w/ two custom AAL's (2" lift) and I ended up getting OME 881 coils w/OME struts. That seemed to minimize the lean as much I could.

    Also...just an FYI - If you keep the stock springs, they are SIDE SPECIFIC.

    I would NOT put a block on one side only. The cheapeast way to fix it, is to ignore it. It's normal for those trucks.
     
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    Had a '94 exactly like yours. Those were the best years for 1st Gens - they really were bulletproof.
     
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    x2 early 1st gen "taco lean" is pretty normal.
     
  17. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    its messing with me because sometimes when i park and get out and happen to look it looks like its leaning horrrribly and other itll look straight. it is definately leaning but it shows it more sometimes than others.
     
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    I just bought up a '97 xtra cab 4x4 and it has the lean too. Its pretty minor, only about 1/2" to the drivers side.

    Should I just leave it alone?
     
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    looks great , i want those rims !!!
     
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