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crooked leaf springs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NWTacoma95, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Jun 25, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    NWTacoma95

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    Put a three inch suspension lift on my 95 tacoma, which included an add a leaf. Now, on the drivers side the aal and the overlaod spring wont stay straight. Pounded them back into place once then tightened the u-bolts down again, but still those two springs (which are two bottom springs) went crooked. Anyone have experience with this?
     
  2. Jun 25, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    KenLyns

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    How did the overload leaf stay straight when the truck was stock? On the 2nd gen there's a U-shaped stay on the overload leaf that will also keep the AAL aligned.

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  3. Jun 25, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    I never really took notice of the position of the overload spring before the lift, but I think it was straight. wish my model had the u-shaped stay. is it a big deal if they are all still overlapping but a couple are crooked?
     
  4. Jun 25, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    chris4x4

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    can you post a pic?
     
  5. Jun 25, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    Not a big deal, you could always have someone tac weld something like that on the overload.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    The U-bolts should keep the leafs from becoming TOO crooked.

    What did you torque the U-bolts to? Are the nuts factory-style or self-locking? The latter will require greater torque than specified in the service manual to achieve the same clamping force.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    OK, I wil post a pic, when i get home in the morning. Thanks to all!
     
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