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Leaf spring compatibility - 2003 to 1997

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cvd2312, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    Cvd2312

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    I'm wondering if leaf springs from a 2003 Tacoma 4x4 xtra-cab will bolt onto my 1997 xtra-cab?
     
  2. Apr 12, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    I'm gonna say probably, but you'd have to measure for sure & take note that 1st gen 6 lug Tacomas have centerpin offset or eliptical springs, (from the center pin to the rear springs are longer/centerpin to front shorter)
     
  3. Apr 12, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    No. 95 to 97 Taco's use shorter springs, same as on the Pre-'coma pickups.

    You can cut off your hangers and reweld them on in the correct location for the longer springs, or hit up Wheeler's. They have a pack for our trucks, with a pretty good rep too!
     
  4. Apr 12, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    There ya go......;)
     
  5. Apr 12, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    Thanks for the help! Good information. I had found springs off a 2003 with low mileage for only $100, so that's why I was wondering. I know Wheeler's has them, but I don't think I'm ready to drop $500 yet
     
  6. Apr 12, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    Same here. There is a group buy being proposed right now for Wheeler's packs. Maybe check that out?
     
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