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Broken leaf spring

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PA452, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Mar 9, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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    PA452

    PA452 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Started noticing a new squeeking and occasionally light clanking sound late this week. I got to looking at it today and found the middle leaf on the driver's side leaf spring pack is broken.

    I'm long out of warranty. I just called a local dealership to ask for an estimate on the leaf spring TSB out of warranty. The price seemed a little crazy.

    Anyone here had to deal with a broken leaf spring on these trucks? How much did it cost to fix?
     
  2. Mar 9, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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    if your out of warrenty why not just upgrade to a set of aftermarket rear springs? ex: allpro, deaver, etc.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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    Ballpark how much would I be getting into with that?

    I don't haul anything really heavy, and in fact I rarely haul anything anyway. I don't go off-roading. For the past couple years it's pretty much been used as a commuter.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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    maxtrac 4" lift spindles, wheelers 1.5" 3 leaf pack. nothin special...
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  5. Mar 9, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    I'd go with Wheelers no lift packs.

    You could always buy some junkyard leaves with the same width and length and build yourself a bastard pack.

    Just pull your broken middle leaf and the middle leaf on the other pack out and swap in something similar. Super cheap in that regard.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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    Yes, I should have added that I'm not looking to lift it. Stock height works for me.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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    This is the more expensive of the options I suggested and arguably better but I still maintain that throwing in some leafs from a junk yard pack isn't a bad way to go.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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    I'd like to go a little cheaper than that. Anyone know of any stock height aftermarket spring packs that would run $200 or less per side?
     
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  9. Mar 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    You can get a pair for that price, check the Buy/Sell/Trade section. Mine broke and that's where I bought mine.
     
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    Check with your local tacoma world group.

    I am sure someone has lifted theirs and now has some stock ones sitting in their garage.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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    I'd like to stay away from the stock springs since they seem to be prone to breaking.
     
  12. Mar 9, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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    Mine aren't prone to breaking, and will be available in eastern PA in about a week.
     
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    From what I read a good portion of all the stock springs have this problem eventually.
     
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    Just take your old one to a local spring shop and have one custom made.

    Might be hard to find a stock aftermarket one? :rolleyes:

    But I don't see very many threads at all about broken leaf springs. Even if it does cost you $50 every 5 years that pretty damn cheap.
     
  15. Mar 10, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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    Where is the crack on the leaf? If it's from the center bolt hole, then the crack is caused by undertorqued U-bolts from the factory. It also means an OEM leaf pack will be OK if you torque the U-bolts correctly (73+ ft-lb).
     
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    It's broken in two places. One break is in the center, and the end seems to be broken too.
     
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    Aftermarket but stock height.
     
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    I don't know of any other stock height packs but from where I'm sitting 500 isn't much more than 400 and you might mention you're from TW to get a little discount.
     
  19. Mar 10, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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    If ya change your mind, they will be available for pretty cheap.
     

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