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broken spring leafs

Discussion in 'Canada' started by pmo, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Jun 16, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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    pmo

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    anyone else out there dealing with broken leafs. i have repalced the 2nd leaf in each side..the one directly under the main. Thing is i don't carry heavy loads...why are they breaking?:confused::confused:
    Service manager tells me they don't have to be loaded to break...which kind of makes sense, but not a whole of..
    its a 07 dblcab with a 4 leaf pack from factory...i think its crappy springs:)
     
  2. Jun 17, 2012 at 1:34 AM
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    tostidos

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    i just broke my 07 AC middle spring in a 3 leaf pack yesterday. but that was from beating the shit out of it offroad. i wouldnt be happy if it was normal driving. good luck to you
     
  3. Jun 17, 2012 at 3:38 AM
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    09_tacoma

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    I've broken a leaf on the drivers side too. Do yourself a favor and go through a leaf place instead of Toyota. They've got the same quality leafs for half the price.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2012 at 6:26 AM
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    09-tacoma...thats what im doing....actually just bought individual leaf..my mechanic will do the job...broke the opposite last fall...fixed it the same way no problems since..maybe better steel in the new leafs than toyota springs?? I don't know...
     
  5. Jul 2, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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  6. Jul 2, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    Yo Brandon - you gonna chime in on this one?? :anonymous:
     
  7. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    Bilsteins set at 2.5" OME Dakar rear leaf packs had to make rear shock extensions, FJ manual TC
    I went with the seven leaf Dakar packs from OME. More leafs =more supple ride less reason to break. Well within the realm of DYI.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    I was told, and it makes sense that if you have heavy leafs and don't haul weight, this will cause you to break leafs. Having weight in the box flex's the extra/heavy leafs, what they are made for but if you are empty and run extra/heavy leafs things just break with a hard hit. Not saying it's right, just what a suspension guy told me. Food for though.

    Cheers, DC
     
  9. Jul 4, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Got a picture? If the crack is originating from the centering pin hole, then the U-bolts weren't tight enough.
     
  10. Jul 5, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    So we were wheeling with YFZ450MOE (Brandon) when he noticed some clunking noises. Checked it out and had a broken AAL. It wasn't broken at the center pin. It snapped a few inches behind the pin. The loose portion could basically be pulled out. We were going up FS roads and trails fairly slowly. Nothing extreme.
     
  11. Jul 5, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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  12. Jul 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    hhmmm, hauling beer, chainsaw, camping/hiking gear...sounds terribly familiar. Pm for sure when you head up this way.

    DC
     
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