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Hellwig Spring Helper

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 2007tacoOldLineSt, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Aug 31, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    2007tacoOldLineSt

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    With my leaf spring dilemma solved ( I was concerned they were jacked up beyond repair...turns out I am just in love with the idea of a giant new lifted leaf spring pack ), I realize that a lift is out of the question in the short term. So I want to beef up the rear springs with a "helper". I do carry loads here and there and it sucks dragging ass down the road. I have pushed the cargo capacity limits a few times but who hasn't right? I am thinking the super springs are a bit pricey so I decided to try out the Hellwig brand helpers.

    http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/1251-tacoma-springs.html

    Any thoughts or experience with these? Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Aug 31, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    i have them, they work good. they do stiffen up the rear but i can put a lot of weight in the bed and it barely budges.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    Thanks! Do you remember which model series you have? There seems to be two available for 4wd 2005-2010. A longer single helper and two separate helpers.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    i don't know the number, but i just went and looked and it's 2 seperate pieces.
     
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    Awesome...I will be putting in an order today. I'd love to lift the truck 2-3", but function and budget come first. And other than looking cool a lift won't do much for me. I can still get back to my hunting spots at stock height! Thanks again.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    nofords08...one more question about the Hellwig's, do they bump the frame at all or do they clear fine? I remember reading something the other night about "helpers" potentially bumping the rear frame. Thanks.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    hmm what do you mean bumping the frame? i've been fully flexed on nnumerous occasions and the only thing that hits are ny tires into the fenders?
     
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