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LEAF spring help!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Jsimp, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Apr 1, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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    Jsimp

    Jsimp [OP] WV, VA, NC places i roam in the Yota

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    Are my leaf springs shot? they are looking more than flat

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  2. Apr 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    jodjr

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    Put a fork in them....done.

    :hungry:
     
  3. Apr 1, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    yes.

    Neutral at best..
     
  4. Apr 1, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    Get a pair of Allpro replacments.. you won't be disappointed.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    Jsimp

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    i was looking at an OME lift but i dont really have the money. so i guess ill just have to get just leaf springs. ill have to look at the allpro.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    Konaborne

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    or you can snap them in half wheeling....
     
  7. Apr 1, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    They're done. You have a number of replacement options available including OME, Wheeler's Alcan, and All-Pro leaf springs. I recommend against trying to "repair" the problem with AALs.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    Jsimp

    Jsimp [OP] WV, VA, NC places i roam in the Yota

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    3inch body lift, 2inch suspension lift, 33x12.5 goodyear, PIAA fog lights, CB cobra, fiberglass antenna, Magna flow, rock sliders, some custom powder coating,
    sounds like a plan to me!! maybe ill just get some new ones keep them until a TW meet and break them wheeling then everyone there can help put the new ones on.. haha
     
  9. Apr 1, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    They got a little "S" wave action going but buildable, do it on the cheap

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    slap 2 Chevy springs under each side, call it a day, far better than most the "new" AAL's.... You do the labor & it'll cost under a $100
     
  10. Apr 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    yeah there cooked....cant go wrong with allpro or OME dakar leafs...save your money and get good leafs...do it halfassed and youll be doing it again by the end of the year
     
  11. Apr 1, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    agreed.. well boys it looks like i know what im spending my graduation money on.. 4" OLD MAN EMU lift. or 3.75 as they say.. im actually going to go do some pricing if yall would like to help im looking for a 4" under $2000 more around $1500 a 6" would be nice id like to get rid of that body lift! yuck
     
  12. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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    You said you wanted a cheap "fix"


    $75-$100 max for a set like this, you going to tell me that this is going to flatten out after a year ? No fuckin' way, no fuckin' how...

    what a piece of shit.....:p;)

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    This isn't a fix , its more of a correction & an upgrade, eliminated all the axle wrap, & all the other ills the stock leafs have, but you go ahead & empty your wallet bro'...:p Hey the aftermarkets mentioned are all great springs, just too pricey IMO ... Just remember, this is YOUR truck, the end result for you depends on how much time & effort that YOU are willing to do as far as the research goes, I'm just saying keep your mind open to all reasonable approaches & don't get hung up on a few name brands that are always tossed around,, sorry man didn't mean to preach....:eek::eek::eek::)
     
  13. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    no problem dude. i like your idea. and to be honest i most likely will do it until i can get an OME lift which means i wont need to get leafs just the shocks.
     
  14. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    where could i get a set like that for $100 couse that sounds like a deal
     
  15. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:39 PM
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    ill sell you mine for $45 :D:D
     
  16. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    if you get longer shocks with stock leafs, you run the risk of overcompressing the shock and breaking them
     
  17. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    Jsimp [OP] WV, VA, NC places i roam in the Yota

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    im not getting stock leafs.
     
  18. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    See that? ^^^


    That's what happens if you don't fully read a post. :cookiemonster:

    And you end up looking stupid.
    (I didnt read that you'd take doug's suggestion, thought you were just gonna buy the shocks)

    IMO, if you go that route, you may not even want to get the other leaf packs in the future...opens up money for control arms or coilovers
     
  19. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    IMO, if you go that route, you may not even want to get the other leaf packs in the future...opens up money for control arms or coilovers[/QUOTE]

    thats what im leaning towards.
     
  20. Apr 1, 2012 at 11:41 PM
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    thats what im leaning towards.[/QUOTE]

    Sounds like my plan :D
     
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