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Front Springs - Snowplow

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Chris-R, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Nov 20, 2008 at 7:26 PM
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    Chris-R

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    I just bought a 2009 tacoma double cab TRD off road. Tomorrow, I'm having a snowplow installed on it. I was thinking that I may want to get new front springs that are able to handle more weight than the stock springs. I don't want to lift the truck. I'm just looking for the ability to handle the added front weight. Does anyone have any suggestions as to which springs I should consider? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    I can't suggest any specific springs, but I would love to see the '09 with a snow plow on the front... I'm brand new to this whole "snow" thing, so seeing trucks drive around like bulldozers is kinda strange to me. But it's always been on the older, full sized trucks - not Tacos...
     
  3. Nov 20, 2008 at 7:51 PM
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    Chris-R

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    I don't want timbrens. I had them on a GMC 2500HD and liked them very much but I think I rather replace the front springs with beefier springs. Timbrens are limited in capability. A nice set of beefy springs is more of what I am looking for. Thanks.
     
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    sonjay

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    you could always get a set of coilovers and put them to the lowest setting? What plow are you going with out of curiosity?
     
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    Probably a good idea to ask the company installing the plow, have it done all at the same time. They may have a vendor they send the truck to.

    New England winters and a Tacoma trying to push that slush....OH MY!!!

    And before you start chirpin'...I lived in Massachusetts for 40 years and have plowed more snow than I care to remember. I tagged a raised manhole (hee hee) cover with a Mack CL 600 and tweaked the ever lovin' (blank) out of the frame. Hope you are just doing driveways.
     
  9. Nov 21, 2008 at 7:16 AM
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    I am looking to do this also. I will only be plowing resi's.

    What type of plow are you putting on? I am thinking about getting a Sno-Way. Not sure if you have the tow package, if not you might want to look into getting a tranny cooler like this:
    http://www.jegs.com/i/B%26M/130/70264/10002/-1
     
  10. Nov 21, 2008 at 8:23 AM
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    I'm getting a Sno-Way model 22 with snow deflector, downpressure, and wireless controller. I will only be doing driveways. I plowed commercially for many years and gave it all up as of now but I want to continue to do the driveways that have accumulated over the years. I have a bunch of them and at $45 each, I make over $ 1,000 per storm just on driveways. I got the tow package with the truck so I would have the tranny cooler. Even with that, I'll change my tranny fluid every year after the winter, just to be safe.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:00 AM
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    Wow... Just not used to seeing that! :)
     
  13. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:13 AM
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    Harshest: Nice pictures :D What kind of plow is that?
     
  14. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:26 AM
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  15. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:36 AM
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    It's not my truck. I found it on the interweb but here are some links.

    2007 post at Toyota Nation by ksavage523 - here
    Link to the plow he was selling - here
     
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    those pics are wicked. too bad we hardly get any snow here or I would think about doing that. when we do get snow its a bunch and wet wet wet. 886's will lift the front of your truck a bunch. still pretty sweet to be able to make some coin with the taco tho!!
     
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    That's the plow I am looking at as well.:D
     
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    Funny, I've done more tweaking to trucks on driveways. Seems private individuals don't care to fix sinking concrete and love putting big ol' bolders right next to the driveway, you can't see after 24" of snow.

    And I'd look into better shocks for the front as well, in the future. The thin portion of the OEM shocks may not be able to handle the weight.
     
  20. Nov 21, 2008 at 6:58 PM
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    I would think airbags would be your best best. When empty it would be the stock ride, inflated they would stiffen the front up bigtime. I don't know of an exact product for tacomas but I'm sure there out there.
     
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