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Broken leaf woes...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by StaticFilter, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Sep 2, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    StaticFilter

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    My truck had a broken leaf on the passenger side when I bought it. Took it to the local 4x4 shop and they said I'd be fine just replacing that one leaf. I asked if I should be worried about damage to the other leafs or the pack on the drivers side, they assured me i was fine and things looked great. Well, a few nights ago, about a month after i took it to the shop, an 8 inch piece of leaf on the driver side broke off during "normal" city driving.

    What should I do now? I'm guessing odds are good my entire packs on both sides are screwed... what about my rear shocks? Also damaged? Helper springs/leafs?
     
  2. Sep 2, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Broken leafs are like bad/bald tires replace them in pairs(packs). The non-broken springs end up taking up the slack of the broken ones. I would get new sets and call it done. New shocks wouldn't hurt, but get new leafs before anything.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    Are there different types of leaf packs? Like if I want a good mix between hauling/offroading... Is there a certain part number i need to be looking for here? I'm new to suspensions obviously...
     
  4. Sep 2, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    wat?
    if ur gonna be hauling any signifigant weight, dont get the AP ones...stick to alcan/deavers
     
  5. Sep 2, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    define significant...
     
  6. Sep 2, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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  7. Sep 2, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    Your best bet is to answer the following questions...

    Do you tow anything? Load anything into the truck. If so, how much?

    How much off-roading do you do?

    If you do a combination of both, your best bet is to stick with Alcans or Deavers. They offer great off-road capabilities whilst maintaining load capacity of the truck...AKA how much weight you can lug around.

    If the truck is used mostly off-road. A set of All-pro leaf packs would be perfect. They are fairly priced too.

    Kind Regards,
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  8. Sep 9, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    hmm guess I'll have to decide on that. I help people move and would like to be able to haul a load of brick for my father in-law once in awhile... But I also love to wheel of course hehe... decisions decisions... Also, a guy I work with say my helper springs have been bent, do those come with the packs?
     
  9. Sep 9, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    Sounds like ome dakars might work for you. I think they are 2.75" of lift and can flex and hold a good amount of weight. This might be the ticket for you.
     
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