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LEAF spring help!

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

  1. Apr 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    modded the F*ck out
    but it's still just a bandaid until a real fix can be afforded.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    That ProComp AAL is a very stout little slab of steel, I put one on members (Gregero) 2nd gen with great results it lasted about a year of pretty hard use,( I'm building a set of springs for him this week )

    The AAL that we used on his is actually for a pre '95 Toyota SR5 (pickup)
     
  3. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    Oh hell yeah it throws some ARC back into the springs & the price is great, I've heard pretty good things about ToyTec but DSMS is about 15 mins. from me so needless to say...:D

    It'll hold up for you probably , Greg beats the hell out of his truck (unrealistically so sometimes) so I'm surprised its held up this long..

    Too many guys pull the trigger on shit canning their stock leafs & drop some somewhat serious coin (National Spring custom springs start at about $1200, no shit...) on aftermarket springs a little pre maturely IMO

    granted, toyota has been screwing the public for years now with the piss poor excuses for springs but there is alternatives to correct them without emptying your wallet luckily....;)
     
  4. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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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,
    for 40 buck its worth the fix until i get the money. yall are giving me so many options i dont know what to do
     
  5. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    Go with what fits your budget & your needs for now, the ProComp AAL mentioned is probably the way for you to go. It'll be $40 well spent...;)
     
  6. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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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,
    this weekend consider it done!
     
  7. Apr 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    What exactly is this set? I am in the same boat. I don't do a lot of wheelin, I just want to correct the ride to what it should be in the first place. Eliminate the soggy ride and axle wrap issues. Thanks!
     
  8. Apr 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    It was a quick "mock up" of some springs I'm configuring for a member that just went LT in front & now he needs something a little more serious for the back , these springs are my rebuilds, uses the Toyota main leaf & the rest added are from Chevy & /or Ford truck springs...

    I get "name brand" performance too...
     
  9. Apr 3, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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    im so glad my stock leafs are still good. with my aal my leafs are smiling.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    Nice !!! if its that ProComp AAL it'll last awhile for sure....;)
     
  11. Apr 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    I replaced mine about a year ago with the OME's. Couldn't be happier. just my .02
     
  12. Apr 3, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    Haha ! Well ,, thats just crazy talk dude...stop it.....:p
     
  13. Apr 3, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    psshh, procomp. naw i got the cadillac smooth ride of the longer toytec one
     
  14. Apr 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    Just make sure you check your AALs....
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  15. Apr 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    Im in the same position. Im thinking i'll just keep my saggy spring till i can afford a full lift w/ new leafs. Are there any risks to using my saggy springs?
     
  16. Apr 4, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    im sure you will be fine.. im using mine still. i just wouldnt put a ton of weight in the bed or flex reall hard.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    Hey, I sent you a two PM's a while ago, regarding how to order your leafs, and well I only got one reply...

    I'm still interested in doing bznz...
     
  18. Apr 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    I musta missed them er somethin' , I haven't been on site most the week....:eek::eek:
     
  19. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    Any of you guys buy the Wheelers (Alcan) 5-pack... and toss another two or three leafs in there with either a 'new' AAL set or from your 'shot' stock pack?

    I'm wanting some more load capacity and a few more inches out back. looking for ideas...
     
  20. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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