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Broken Leafs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by fordrngr, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Mar 22, 2007 at 8:13 PM
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    fordrngr

    fordrngr [OP] New Member

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    I'm a Ford guy at heart but I'm trying to help my dad with his 96 Tacoma Extended cab 4x4. It has the 2.7L 4 cyl. a 5 speed manual trans. and a manual transfer case. In the past 11 years he has broken 2 pairs of leaf springs. I have no idea what he has been hauling but at 350 and 550 each from the dealer it's getting to be an expensive habit.

    So does anyone know if there is an aftermarket company that makes springs for a stock ride height or if the TRD springs from a later model are any better? If the TRD springs are better does anything have to be modified?

    Thanks in advance.
    Bill
     
  2. Mar 23, 2007 at 5:11 AM
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    2003greenbean

    2003greenbean Carolina Alliance Costal Div

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    i think the trd springs just have a helper sping that is the diff but not sure
     
  3. Mar 23, 2007 at 8:19 AM
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    MarkC

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    JCW or Pro comp. about $150 for each side.... I'm about to switch mine out to
     
  4. Mar 24, 2007 at 2:46 PM
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    fordrngr

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    Ok thanks guys. I will look into JCW and Pro Comp.

    Bill
     
  5. Sep 13, 2015 at 9:44 PM
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    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    As long as the mains aren't bent or broke, go to local wrecking yard & get some donor springs off an old Chevy or Ford pickup & remind dad not to load it like a 1-ton haha....
     
  6. Sep 13, 2015 at 10:01 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    Cheese and Rice @4WD
    Doug! Quit living in the past! 2007 AGAIN!
     
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  7. Sep 13, 2015 at 10:03 PM
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    FUCK !!!! see what i mean ??.....:oops::oops::oops:
     
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  8. Sep 13, 2015 at 10:08 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy 1-800-PP5-DODo

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    well... someone has to pick up the slack around here I guess
    dot "i"s and cross "t"s and such
    all these poor past ranger owners, now colorado owners struggling through life with no one to help
     
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  9. Sep 13, 2015 at 10:11 PM
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    & old ,senile bastards that respond before checking the born-on-date...
     
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