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Hellwig 550 helpers question...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Kens2012, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Mar 4, 2016 at 9:59 AM
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    Kens2012

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    So although I was pleasantly surprised at how well my 2012 Taco held all that wet snow you see in my avatar I still want and will eventually benefit from the Hellwig 550 helpers.

    So I have 4 leafs/leaves. I'm thinking my truck may have the TSB since I don't have 3, not sure though. Toyota doesn't show history of the TSB being performed on my truck btw. Did some tacoma's roll fresh out of the oven with 4 and some 3?

    Question is... why do I have two retainer brackets on each side? You see the image below, 1 ret bracket and one plastic button, I have two of each front and back. Just not sure If ill be able to squeeze these things in without rubbing on one of the many brackets, buttons etc. I have going on.
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  2. Mar 4, 2016 at 10:04 AM
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    Maybe the previous owner installed an add a leaf?
     
  3. Mar 4, 2016 at 10:08 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    They'll work, you just have to play with positioning them. I had some on my reg cab but ditched them after scoring a 4 leaf oem pack. They did make a bit of difference but not much that I could really tell.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2016 at 10:27 AM
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    Kens2012

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    Good thinking on the prev owner possibly installing an AAL.

    Got me thinking now if should hang on to my 60 bucks and wait and see how my 4 leaf truck fairs on the next camping trip...hmmmm?

    I am going to up the tires from the 245 grandtreks to some 265 hankooks and 5100's all around, $60 is a drop in a bucket compared to that thousand dollar bill! Anyway, the plan is to level by putting the 5100's at the first notch. When towing or hauling I didnt want to be nose high which is the main reason for wanting the helpers. Should have mentioned that first.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    I didn't get more than 1/4" if that much and that is on reg cab. Wouldn't expect any lift from them, only reinforcement & a bit of axle wrap help.
     

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