1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

bed racks, helper springs...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by phillytaco, May 20, 2007.

  1. May 20, 2007 at 9:36 AM
    #1
    phillytaco

    phillytaco [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Member:
    #1344
    Messages:
    12
    anyone out there using them? about to start renovation my house and looking to make my truck more versitile w/o blowing the bank. I'm just looking for a simpple pair of racks to run side-to-side at the front and rear of the bed, don't need the full tilt over cab type.

    Also looking to give some extra support to the rear suspention (helper spring, laod bags) for those day's I fully test the hauling capacity while praying the clutch stay's glued. The truck isn't a spring chicken, it's a 97' w/ 160K but looking to support my tired leafs w/o replacing them... yet. When the house is done my new project will be the truck, suspention, tires ect. and my goal of not getting stuck in the mud... but the house has to be done first.

    thanks guy's,
    Fish
     
  2. May 20, 2007 at 12:54 PM
    #2
    twoarezee

    twoarezee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Member:
    #20
    Messages:
    277
    esco, ca
    Vehicle:
    00 Dropped Mini
    rims,tires,3"/6" drop, 4x4 front end, 01 tails and corners, prerunner buckets,tenzo r steering wheel w/ momo hub, b&m shifterw/ jdm trd knob, alpine system, tint, 3 3/4" autometer tach, jardine cat back, k&n, debaged, hellwig rear sway bar, kyb monomax shocks, tundra v8 oil filter w/ mobil 1 in ever
    try some helper leaves or some air shocks. i have monroe ma-727 air shocks and they give me about 3" of lift when fully inflated. they help me from bottoming out when carrying loads and allow be to adjust the firmness/softness of the rear suspension.
     
  3. May 21, 2007 at 6:31 PM
    #3
    jrallan26

    jrallan26 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Member:
    #32
    Messages:
    299
    Gender:
    Male
    Iowa
    Vehicle:
    2004 White D-Cab TRD
    I replaced my stock set of springs with a set of Deavers. Much better.
     
  4. May 22, 2007 at 12:19 AM
    #4
    MarkC

    MarkC Carolina Alliance: Warheads On Foreheads Division

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Member:
    #511
    Messages:
    200
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Yokota AB, Fussa-Shi, Japan
    Vehicle:
    99 4x4 SR5
    2 inch spacer in the front, and homemade add a leaf in the rear, billet grille, bull bar
    Deavers are good but do the opposite of helping heavy loads. you would want somthing with an overload spring. JCW sells aa set of helper springs for around $150 or so
     
To Top