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Bought All-Pro leafs!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacomaNJ, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Jan 9, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    TacomaNJ

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    Ok so I just got my 3pm lift all pro springs and I wanted to know what will I Ned to install them? Will it require new ubolts and I bolts or is this just recommended?

    Is there anything I should look out for while installing? Any help would be great.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    You'll definitely want to get new ubolts. The current ubolts will barely fit and the threads get stretched out. If you have access to air tools, I highly recommend using them. You'll also want a helper cause doing it alone would really suck. Obviously a floor jack and two jacks are necessary but you may want to have 4 jack stands to help with the axle. I'd also recommend doing one side at a time. Make sure you PB Blast all the bolts at least the day before to help penetrate. There is no need to remove the entire shackle from the truck, just remove the lower bolt to remove your current leafs. When installing the new leafs, bolts up the front first, line up the leafs then bolt up the back. Because the shackle is movable you have more play in the rear to make adjustments. For the most part is pretty straight forward, just removing bolts and reinstalling. Nothing super technical.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    i sure could have used a helper and some type of large pry bar when i did mine. ...it sucks doing it by yourself.

    ..and when i purchased my new leafs (from wheelers), they came with new u bolts. you may want to check on that.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    Awesome thanks for the tips, can I buy the new ubolts at a local parts store or do I need to get them from allpro ?
     
  5. Jan 9, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    All-Pro doesn't provide new u-bolts but you can buy their u-bolt flip kit for like $50
     
  6. Jan 9, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    ^yah but then u have to add some new shock mounts
     
  7. Jan 9, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    you should be fine doing it yourself, i did my dakars by myself, highly suggest get a impact hammer for the fronts of the leafs, i could not budge mine until i used a electric impact hammer, once you get those off your golden, mine came with new u bolts so that was not a issue for me, i had ordered shims and carrier bearing drop kit just in case i needed them for any vibration issues but i have none, so i did not install either. I see your a 2001 so getting new bolts might be in order if you need to cut your bolts out, not sure what condition your truck is in.. good suspension grease for the bushings, torque wrench and your good to go.. best of luck
     
  8. Jan 9, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    this might be a stupid question, do the all pro leaf packs lift your truck at all? or just replace the old saggy, shitastic toyota leaf packs?
     
  9. Jan 9, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    I had to cut the bolts from the front of the leafs, be prepared for this possibility, a grinder and thin cutting wheel makes short work of them. Since you have it apart, you might as well replace all of the bolts with new grade 8 hardware, it won't cost much.
     
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    Where did you get your bolts for yours?
     
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    Ran down to Lowes, they have a pretty good selection. I wish that I had written the specs down so I could save folks some trouble.

    While putting it back together, I slathered never seize on all of the non-threaded areas so the bolts wouldn't freeze up in the leafs in case I ever need to take it apart again.
     
  12. Jan 9, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    anybody?
     
  13. Jan 9, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    Oh okay, well I'll just have to head to Crappy Tire (Canadian Equivalent) for some then, and yea I used never seize when installing my UCA's since I know I'm eventually will be going LT
     
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    yes
     
  15. Jan 9, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    Check out their website should give you the info you're looking for
     
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    Thanks for supporting All Pro!

    In order to do a rear leaf spring install you will need to unbolt your shocks, place jacks on your frame and lower the rear axle to release the tension on the springs, unbolt everything and switch them out! Feel free to call and ask for me if you are having any problems during the install!

    As for the ubolts... You don't have to use the ones from us, although I would suggest that if you are going to get longer ubolts you might as well go with our ubolt flip kit which will give you much more clearance than the normal ubolts that come stock and hang below the axle.

    Once again feel free to PM, email, or call me at All Pro if you have any other questions!

    - Jason

    Yes our Standard Leaf Springs are a 3 inch lift, best for flex and offroad performance. We also have the new Expedition Leaf Springs which feature a 20% higher spring rate than our standard leaf springs. This is ideal if you are planning to carry a bunch of weight in/on your truck bed. (ie. roof top tent, camper shell, etc)
     
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