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Busted leaf springs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beachtaco, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Jan 12, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    beachtaco

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    Hi, I'm new to the Tacoma forum, I just puchased a 95 extended cab 6 cyl 4x4. I've got a couple of busted leaf springs, and I'm wondering who you'd recomend in the way of venders, and if you've got any suggestions on the install. Any information would be a great help, thanks.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    I just replaced mine recently and wasn't after extra lift, just wanted a good set of springs that could handle the occasional heavy load. I went with these:

    1995-1997 Tacoma 5 Leaf Spring Set: 459.00/pr
    From Wheelers:
    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacoleafs.htm

    They give 1 1/2" lift over the stock height. I'm happy with them, still a pretty smooth ride. You may need to use different shocks to accommodate the extra lift I already had the Bilstein 5100s so it wasn't a problem for me.
    Good luck!
     
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    i haven't ever noticed it until you pointed it out. But something definetly doesn't look right.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    he is running a custom shackle with the leaf pack...

    stock is about 3 inches, eye to eye, this one looks about 6 inches... the longer shackle coupled with the leaf pack helps with articulation and travel, but can lift it up a bit...

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  8. Jan 13, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    Thanks for all the help, I'll let you know how I make out.
     
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