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leaf packs vs. blocks?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FnK, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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    FnK

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    Obviously leaf packs will be a smoother off road ride. However, I'm a newbie and know nothing about them. I'm just asking for your opinions and advice on things such as; price, personal experience with them, and so on. I have a 6" Fabtech performance system on my truck and am just looking to make it ride much smoother off pavement.


    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    im not sure which leaf pack lifts the rear 6 inches. i know the expo pack is about a 4 inch lift so it should be pretty close and would be much smoother offroad.

    remember weight in the bed and airing down to 15-20psi when offroad will make your world much better (smoother)
     
  3. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    Pugga

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    Lift blocks promote axle wrap which lead to a crappy ride and can wear out your leaf pack quicker. A replacement leaf pack will increase travel and will generally ride better.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    misterdmac

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    So you're already lifted 6 inches? You can get the Wheeler's Offroad HD replacement 4 leaf pack that will give you stock height. They also have a 5 leaf pack that lifts you 1.5" but they're both a little pricey. Old Man Emu Dakar packs are also an option for you since you're a 2nd Gen, people seem to like those. You can stick an add-a-leaf (AAL) into those packs too if you want. You aren't trying to lift more than 6 inches, right? Just do a search for "leaf pack" or "leaf spring" or anything related to lift kits. You will find tons of stuff. Most popular lift around here is 3 inch, but I think the folks that go higher use a 3-4 inch suspension lift combined with 2-3 blocks/spacers. Basically you want as much of your total lift as you can to come from suspension components rather than blocks.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    One of my friends put blocks on his 1st gen Taco and that thing rode pretty bad. And it causes axle wrap as already mentioned. I have the Dakar leaf pack on my Tacoma and it rides pretty damn good on and off road for truck leaf springs. Technically, lifting with a new leaf pack best way to go. AAL's are alright too, but I've heard that they can sag pretty bad over a short time.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    Konaborne

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    Op, there are custom packs that are made by alcan and deaver (IIRC) that can suit your needs.
    a member on here has a custom 6"of pack for his fabtech lift and he seems to like it
     
  7. Jan 30, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    RadRed06

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    Alcan 6 inch leaf pack will do the trick ;)
     
  8. Feb 15, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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    talk to wizard from kauai. he has a build page and the same truck, color, lift, and i think tires as you.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    i put the all pro leaf pack expo i love it some much better of a ride then the damn block.
     
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