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Few ?? about my truck...and why you should never get blocks

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Blackdawg, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Jul 23, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    Sooooo my emergency brake cable broke a few days ago while engaging it...NOT cool. Looked under the truck and HOLY leaf sag haha Looks to me like the POs block lift did murder to my leaf packs....thank god i have some Wheeler 5 packs waiting to be put on. Just didn't do it soon enough i guess..

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    Also i am wondering if anyone can tell me if if i have a scaper up front and if i still have the stock spring plate? and stock coils aren't usually red are they??..

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  2. Jul 23, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    i'm betting those are rancho coils, i've never seen any other brand with red. those are some sad leaf packs! good thing you have new ones!
     
  3. Jul 23, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    Dude i know right! like i knew they were bad but they are like lifting my Ebrake cable...lol Need to get my 5150s and eibachs ASAP so i can install stuff.

    and Rancho made coils??...huh..didn't know that..
     
  4. Jul 23, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    Are you sure that isnt a picture of my leafsprings lol.. mine were just as bad and the new ride is totaly awesome! you will love it. If you have any questions on install just ask.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    Mine did the same thing yesterday but i said f--k it i got a auto. I will fix it later
     
  6. Jul 23, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    Lol yea i can't wait! coils and shocks should be here next week so i can get it done before the august montana meet! I can't wait for the new ride!...tho im sure it can't be too hard to do..but i have full faith that if idk what im doing someone on here will :p lol

    And what happend?? your Ebrake broke??
     
  7. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    yea it broke yesterday when out of a whim i decided to try it... Oh well it will have to wait to fix ( got to get my son to college ). the suspension was my last big thing before he has to go. But Elinore (what my wife calls her) is actually where i want her (no offence to the ladyies of TW)
     
  8. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    Yea idk how to even fix it or what part broke. I feel like it was mostly up by the handle
     
  9. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    It broke right at the lever under the truck on the drivers side... lol not in that big of a hurry
     
  10. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    There are several write ups on how to fix. For me it sounds like more of a pain than the gain
     
  11. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Yea wouldnt be suprised if thats where mine is broke. Oh well. Just can have the truck on and on a hill at the same time lol
     
  12. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    You will love the new ride when it gets done! I still can't belive the difference it made.
     
  13. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    Im excited :D hopefully nextweekends project!
     
  14. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    Hope all goes well! and post some pics when done! did you get replacement u-bolts and eye bolts jik?
     
  15. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    I got those too for my front shocks. I ended up cutting off my u-bolts for the rear leaf springs and wait for NAPA to order me some. The origional u-bolts looked really good not rusted or anything so, i did not think i needed them. it took 2 hrs. to remove one to bring down to get sized up. If i had to do it again then i would have new ones to replace the old ones, just a heads up.
     
  17. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    hmmm interesting..thanks!

    hope i wont have to cut mine as i can't really wait for new ones to ship. Ill look into how much they cost.
     
  18. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    I know i had to throw down 68.00 for mine. could have got them from Wheelers for 30.00 dollars cheaper but i had no truck and could not wait on the shipping.
     

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