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Hellwig helper springs 550EZ help!!!!!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nightstriker, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. Jun 8, 2020 at 8:53 AM
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    Nightstriker

    Nightstriker [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi TW, so I just purchased a pair of Hellwig 550EZ Helper springs for my 2013 Tacoma Prerunner DCSB, stock leaf springs. I see some people installing it behind the axle and some install it in front of the axle, so I was wondering what is the difference or which way is the correct way of installing it. If anyone has them on please send me a picture and tell me if it is useful or not.
    https://www.amazon.com/Hellwig-550-Level-Helper-Spring/dp/B001UFRUWU
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  2. Jun 8, 2020 at 10:20 AM
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    I had ordered some of these for my 2015, right after I ordered them I found out that I would need to remove a stock spring clamp for them to work properly. I didn’t want to do that so I canceled my order.

    They may have come up with a solution by now, I would call and ask the manufacturer unless you don’t mind hacking off an existing leaf spring clamp.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2020 at 12:13 PM
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    TacoLarry

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    14 DCLB: I have had these installed (behind the axle) since 2014 to eliminate rear-end "squat" as I tow a 16' enclosed trailer w/ a classic car. Overall weight is 5,200# with a tongue weight
    of 530#. They work great and do not affect the unloaded truck at all.

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  4. Jun 8, 2020 at 12:32 PM
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    Nightstriker

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    Wow nice truck, did you have to relocate the spring clamp? It looks like it helps alot.
     
  5. Jun 8, 2020 at 4:41 PM
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    No relocation of the stock clamp. I chose these over the full length ones for ease of installation and no impact on ride when not loaded.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2020 at 8:36 PM
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    Cool that’s exactly what I need. Thanks
     

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