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i think i installed my leaf pack wrong

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomarotto, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Feb 5, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    tacomarotto

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    I just noticed today when i was looking at my leaf pack that my overload leaf (the bottom and thickest leaf) was facing up.

    can anyone verify this? is the overload leaf suppose to be making a "U" or a "n" shape?
     
  2. Feb 5, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    the overload spring should be straight underneath the 3 main springs.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    "n" shape.
     
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    Is the overload leaf making full contact with the rest of the leaf pack? It should be in the "n" shape, not making full contact with the rest of the pack. But I wonder if flipping the overload leaf would help keep the truck from bottoming out with a load, without producing a harsher ride?
     
  5. Feb 5, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    i meen.... i put a AAL on mine from toytec and i definatly put my overload spring on upsidown.. so i meen... its pretty rough in the rear but im sure majority of the rough ride is from the AAL...

    im just unsure if i should flip it back to normal or not
     
  6. Feb 5, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    should be like a "n"
     
  7. Feb 5, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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  8. Feb 5, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    flipping the overload leaf will not effect the ride quality, that is the add-a-leaf. what it will effect is at what point in the suspension travel the spring rate about doubles. do it right, flip it right side up
     
  9. Feb 5, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    Yea, tihs happens. I'd flip them over.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    i installed the suspension about 6 months ago... i CANT beleive im now realizing this. :facepalm:

    suspen.jpg
     
  11. Feb 6, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    yup thats upside down
     
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    shyyyyt. lol oh well. i dont think its to big of a deal. ill have to fix it when ever i get back home. thats where i have jack stands. i dont think its bad for the truck
     
  13. Feb 7, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    lol really john! :D
     
  14. Feb 7, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    ya i know man.... haha that embarrising
     
  15. Feb 8, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    its cool we all make mistakes:thumbsup:
     
  16. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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    hahaha and i was plannin on doin my 4wd conversion this summer... this says alot...
     
  17. Feb 9, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    lol yea i think you could do it :thumbsup:
     
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