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Holy Crap! what a difference

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by meatman, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Jul 22, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    meatman

    meatman [OP] I deal with dead animals

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    Just got my Wheelers 5 leaf pack and 5100's installed and WOW! what a difference. How long will it take for the leaf springs to "settle in" right now the truck is at 2" above the starting height. But they were worth the money. If I had to do it all over again the only thing I would do differently is just get new u-bolts and shackles and eye bolts. BTW the old u-bolt have seen thier watery grave with a one finger salute lol.
     
  2. Jul 22, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes... Moderator

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    I've had mine on for a little over a year and nothing has settled yet...still sitting at about 38" from ground to top of fender.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Mine settled after a few months.
     
  5. Jul 22, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    meatman [OP] I deal with dead animals

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    Will do soon as I can wash her, gravel roads dust and no rain in sight!
     
  6. Jul 22, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    meatman [OP] I deal with dead animals

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    I'm sitting at 37" in the back and 36 1/2 in front.. of course that is with stock size tires
     
  7. Jul 22, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    I could not agree more! The suspension upgrade was like getting a new truck for me. The ride and handling are SOOOO much better than pre-upgrade. :D
    I also ended up with 2"-2.5" of lift. (Pics and detailed measurements posted at http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/group-buys/141854-wheelers-5-leafspring-group-buy-20.html#post3188842.)
     
  8. Jul 23, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    Exciting!! :D can't wait to install mine!

    PICS PICS PICS!!!!!!
     
  9. Jul 23, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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  10. Jul 23, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    Can you post up a part #?
    I have the toytec aal and extended pro comp shocks. They claimed 3 inches. How many leafs and do you get any extra travel over the AAL?
     
  11. Jul 23, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    5 pack leafs i think is what he has...plus Wheelers makes a custom AAL for the pack so you can have 6 :)

    In general..i THINK..not positive tho..that they are much better then a standard AAL...someone will have to confirm tho. Im sure its a better ride..

    Here is a link to them :)
    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacoleafs.htm
     
  12. Jul 23, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    meatman [OP] I deal with dead animals

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    I will get some up tommorrow! If I was going to do it all over again i would buy new u-bolts and eye bolts to save the headache of dealing with them and the time wasted. Plus then you know its all new!
     
  13. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    Still running stock 265/70-16s. Upgrade to 265/75-16s planned, when these are shot.

    I've seen minimal settling since those pics were taken. (The lift was barely 24 hours old and had less than 100 miles on it at the time.)
     
  14. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    Cool thanks man! mines gonna be similar..now im not so worried about the small tire high truck look haha
     
  15. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    Awesome, guys.
    Yup, makes it a different vehicle. Definitely a sound investment for any 1st gen.
     
  16. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    i need new suspension!
     
  17. Jul 23, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    meatman [OP] I deal with dead animals

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    It sure does! No more bouncy bounce and that floating feeling anymore :)
     
  18. Jul 24, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    meatman [OP] I deal with dead animals

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    Here are some pics of the new setup!
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  19. Jul 24, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    RideFast on the flats.

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    Looks great!
    what did you set your 5100's at?
     
  20. Jul 24, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    And where in Western NC are you located?
     
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