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Leaf Spring question

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by soljah111, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    soljah111

    soljah111 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My truck has 70k on it and I currently have a Toytec 2"aal on it. The rear end rides horrible, axle wrap and all. So I've decided to get the wheeler's 1.5 progressive aal. My question is should I consider looking for a newer set of oem leaf springs? I can't really tell if my current springs are sagging cause the 2" aal lifts it so high, I'm thinking it is because it rides so bad. Are all leaf springs the same size/length (access cab, double cab etc.)? Thanks
     
  2. Mar 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    Describe what you mean by a horrible ride, usually axle wrap is associated with guys running blocks, are you still on stock shocks, that can have a big effect on the ride quality
     
  4. Mar 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    I have billies 5100
     
  5. Mar 11, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    OK, If the stock springs are flat or bowed, they are pretty well had, if you don't have the stock overload spring either (third leaf that sits under the main two leafs), an aal is only going to do so much for you. I put a Wheeler's 2 inch aal and 5100's and it was a huge improvement over stock but i knew that it was really only a ban aid for the real issue which is the rear leaf springs on these trucks suck, I work my truck pretty hard and carry a lot of weight, I am kicking around the idea of replacing the entire set up with new allpros.
     
  6. Mar 11, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    Thanks for the reply(s), I want to replace the aal I have now with a full leaf pack but my only issue is they all are 2+ inches of lift. The aal I have now are a little to high for me. I have the toytec ulk and I want my truck to sit level. With the aal I have now it sit's high so I cranked the coilovers up pretty high. So now I have a real bumpy ride all around. I figured if I get the 1.5" it'll be better from front to back.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    I have the 2 inch aal and it doesn't sit that high, but I have a rack and shell, I did notice that the sites selling these tend to note that double cab/long beds my sit lower than advertized.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2012 at 7:32 AM
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    I am also looking to replace my leafs. They are frowning :(. The allpro's are priced nice but the expedition is 4" of lift unloaded! I am more looking for 2".
     
  10. Apr 22, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    My question is if I have a fabtech 6 inch and I am sagging in the rear what should I go with? I do put my ATV in my truck so I would like a strong leaf set.
     
  11. Apr 23, 2012 at 5:51 AM
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    Deavers offer 1.5" lift but all others are higher. You could always put some weight in the back to settle things down to 1.5-2"? Sand bags, tool box, space tire/carrier etc??
     
  12. Apr 23, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    The only 05+ is for the pre-runner. I have a cap but dont want to carry extra weight for the hell of it. Might eventually go for one of the bigger ones and do the front with some 5100's at the same time. But I'm getting a house at the end of june, so $ is gonna be tight
     
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