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i need a stiffer spring or leaf??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gixxer73, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:16 PM
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    I have the ultimate lift and my triton boat pulls the rear down just enough to bother me . what do i add/replace to stiffen the rear. current billsteins 5100 that came with Toytecs utimate lift kit.. thanks guys
     
  2. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:24 PM
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    If you want a nice set go with the fox adjustables.

    Also, I hear air bags are not that expensive. Also look into Timbren rear bumpstops.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:29 PM
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    what do the bump stops do r/t the rear?

     
  4. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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    They replace the stock ones. The stock bumps are just a hard solid plastic. When you bottom out its just a hard thud. But the Timbrems are a rubber and can actually flatten out making bottoming out more smoother. I have them on mine. They can serve purposes off-roading as well.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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  6. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:39 PM
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    cool will they work with my current set up with the rear billstein 5100 and my aal add a leaf set-up? and will it lift the rear at all when the truck is unloaded?

     
  7. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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    You can always have a leaf spring company make a custom leaf pack.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:43 PM
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    They will work. You will have to buy the u-bolt flip kit as well though (like 50 bucks).

    They do not lift. Actually, you suspension will sit the same. These just make bottoming out more smoother.

    To reduce sag you need either leafs and/or shocks.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:44 PM
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    Are you running the aal in the rear?
     
  10. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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    yeah aal in rear. timbrens on the way now. they will work with aal set up right

     
  11. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:57 PM
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    Yes they will work. The flip kit will give you new u-bolts and the plate for the bumps to set on.

    Just remember that your truck will be sagged the same amount. I know that your original post was to address it. These bumps are for when you bottom out.

    On the bright side, as long as you are not towing over the limit and you have these bumps I think you will be fine. Dont let the sagging stress you out.
     
  12. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:59 PM
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    getting a leaf pack from toytec, My sagging looks like total shit man or i would not stress

     
  15. Feb 2, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    and oh yeah, canceled the timbrens, my truck has never bottomed out with my set-up add a leaf and billstein 5100? so the cash prob be better spent somewhere else, when the boat is hooked up it has never bottomed out but has has just enough sag in the rear to look like shit, on my stock setup there was ZERO sag, of course my truck looked liked a church boys too though

     
  16. Feb 2, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    well that was my thinking also, but doug at toytec just reccomended air bags for a more level ride with towing:confused::confused:

    not sure which ill use now, but got to get something




     
  17. Feb 2, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    thats exactly what i did and doug again rec that i ge t air bags because the Dakar set is a 3 inch lift and he said very stiff. He also said that my rear would for sure be higher than the front while the air springs can level perfectly load or no load




     
  18. Feb 2, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    Do you have a weight distributing hitch?

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    Doug at Toytec said the Dakars would work only thing is it would give my set up a lift in the rear compared to the front, basically i would have a constant un level high rear look. I think I'd rather have the dead level look i have now and install the Firestone Air Springs. My local 4x4 guy is telling me for simple leveling of my truck when towing my bike trailer or boat they would be the best considering both the boat or bike trailor are a total of 4500lbs on the boat and 2500lbs on the bike trailor both of which is well within my safe towing capability, then when I'm not towing blow some air and i'm back to my original lift:D

    I'll post pics, my actual sag you guys will prob not be even able to notice but i do and well..........guess i'm just anal about shit like that:rolleyes:

     
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