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Broken leaf springs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Mexicanjumpingoat, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Apr 19, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    Hi guys I've broken three center leaves in my leaf springs this year alone two on the passenger side and one on the drivers side. It's beginning to get a bit ridiculous at $200 a pop. The guy at the spring shop told me that if he put in a fourth leaf on each side that I wouldn't break them any more. Now would this actually work or where they just looking to make money off my stupidity?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    I think another leaf would help. I highly recommend the 3 leaf progressive add a leaf from wheelersoffroad.com, but that would lift you up a bit.

    where do your springs break? in the middle or more toward the end?
     
  3. Apr 19, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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  4. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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    These are for heavy loads , I've read quite a few people on here complaining about the Alcans sagging with loads
     
  6. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    I see. . . sagging is no fun
     
  7. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    Alcans are going to be at least $600if not more.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    vs $500 for the wheelers branded pack, which looks like its made by alcan anyway
     
  9. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    All three of them have broken right at the center bolt
     
  10. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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    perfect, that's what I assumed so yes, in my mind, adding a leaf or three would help distribute the spring perch's load on the Toyota springs. they will help reduce axle wrap, which I guess is your culprit. if they are breaking from power sliding into curbs, I cant help much:rolleyes:
     
  11. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    The bigger question is "Why" are they breaking.....??
     
  13. Apr 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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    The last time one broke it was the drivers side (it's still broken btw) it was about 3 days after I had the passenger side replaced. I haven't hauled anything with the truck since last summer, the only thing I can think of is my road got a bit muddy that week.
     
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    I'd think they'd have to be extremely rusted out to just randomly "snap"

    Hmmm...
     
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    how hard you pushing your truck in the mud?
     
  16. Apr 19, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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    listen to your spring guy...
     
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    What about U bolt torque ?
     
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    I've only taken it off road once the road I live on is still technically a road even though I utilized my skid plates on a few ruts but even then it was slow 1st gear 4wd up the hill
     
  19. Apr 19, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    All within a week I broke two leaf springs my windshield cracked and my drivers side front wheel bearing went
     
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    lol how about a pic of your "driveway" lol
     
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