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leaf pack question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Raymond, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    Raymond

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    since i just recently purchased my 05 tacoma last summer ad the warrenty was out.. and i didnt get the tsb for the rear end i was wondering what i should do. I know there are alot of other threads out there but i am looking at doing something different. I want leaf springs that are beefer than shit, but will not much or any hidth to the. I just want ones that can handle a good load. all thoughts are appricated
     
  2. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    Airbags might be a good option
     
  3. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    what?
     
  4. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    i want replacement leafsprings that are really beefy but wont add a lift to the truck . since the stock leafsprings are shit.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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  6. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    height+width+lift=hidth
     
  7. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    BUT WHAT WILL IT NOT MUCH OR ANY TO THE?!?
     
  8. Mar 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    Try taking a look into airbags for the rear suspension. Keeps stock height, lets you inflate for loats
     
  9. Mar 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    +1 :bananadance:
     
  11. Mar 16, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    A forum member "4WD" has written several posts about refurbishing leaf spring packs, both for lift and load. He uses salvaged Leaf Springs from Ford and Chevy and creates new suspensions equalling or exceeding anything out there for less than $100. I urge you to check his posts out.
     
  12. Mar 16, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    yeah i will wolftree. i have never used airbags but i just want a leaf pack that will handle the trucks payload capacity with ease. im not lookin to start anything.
     
  13. Mar 16, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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    I had airbags. They are great for loads and can adjust the height only if needed. I have my bags for sale.
     
  14. Mar 16, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    are you running stock 3 leafsprings?
    why are you selling them?
     
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    :rofl: hahahahahahahhahahahah!! +1
     
  16. Mar 16, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    what do you guys think about the alcan springs?
    do you think they could design something that would work for me? or what would you guys recommend?
     
  17. Mar 16, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    I have a 4" lift leaf pack under it now...
     
  18. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    I've seen many posts by people who want stock height springs that can handle loads. They don't want any lift in the back. Think about what you are asking for. Springs that have good compliance, give under a load and provide a confortable ride. Springs that don't are like riding a buckboard. If you get a spring that maintains stock ride height with and without a load you are talking about riding on a girder! Springs are very simple devices and you cannot cheat the design. There is a reason that most pickup trucks are high in the rear. It is so that loads can be added without putting the suspension on the stops. They are also designed so that the ride loaded and unloaded is reasonable.

    The only way to have a level truck all the time and still have a livable suspension is to use something like an airbag, where you are essentially changing the spring rate to match the load.
     
  19. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    so would lets say 1.5 to 2 inches just in the back be pretty noticable? or would it look pretty funny?
     
  20. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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    can you pick up a tsb leafspring or something similar to it? since i dont have it. im not looking to double my payload or anything, im just dissapointed with it. Ive had 350-400lbs in the back and it is bottomed out maybe 2inches from stops, and its hits them when going through dips at stoplights.
     
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