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leaf spring sag?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by yota new.o, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    yota new.o

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    so today i crawled under the ol' taco and noticed my leaf springs are sitting about parallel to the ground ginda flat. i do have a 2" block in the back. thinking about some different suspension options that wont require to much money. any ideas? would liek to stay aroun 3-6 inches of lift thanks guys.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    if your rear leafs are sagging (worn out, which they probably are, my 97's are) the only thing you can do is replace them with new leaf packs. An add-a-leaf will get you some height back, but will sag soon enough b/c of the worn leafs...

    IMO, get rid of the block in the back and save up for some new leaf packs to achieve the lift that you want. Trailgear and all pro have leaf packs for 3"+ of lift IIRC.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    Get rid of that damn block ASAP. That is whats killing your leafs. Your going to have to replace them basicly. Ton of options. Allpro Expos give just over 4'' of lift. But they don't fit your truck, you'd have to mod the mounts.

    I got over 4'' of lift with a wheelers 5 pk and wheelers AAL and 1.5'' shackles.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    ^^^
    what they said
    Get rid of the block, it's whats wearing out your leafs early. take it out and grab a new leaf pack- then be on your way :thumbsup:
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    yea, your leafs would be about flat without the blocks. With the blocks they are dying a painful death:(. Doing an AAL at this point is just like "polishing a turd". I replaced my stock leafs with Dakars. Love 'em. Good luck!
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    ok i know sound lazy but can ya'll give me some links for a good set of leafs for my truck. thanks guys again i got a three inch block not two inch and would like to stay around that
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    Check out Wheelers Offroad, just google it. They sell a lot of Leafs. Or Allpro. Or just google the names lol
     
  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    You think yours are shot you should see mine. I put in a AAL and it has helped a bit but it is only a temporary solution until I can get some new leafs.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sep 13, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    ha ha thanks for the links guys i think i might just take it down to les schwab first off cause its still under warrenty and see if they can switch the block for an add a leaf and then buy a new set of leaf we will see
     
  10. Sep 13, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    mine are about that bad :pout: Probably going to go with the 1.5'' Wheelers pack
     
  11. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    Mine looked like that or worse too.

    I went wheelers 5pk with their AAL and 1.5'' shackles :cool:
     
  12. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    how much lift did that get you in total?
     
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    You guys should see my springs. They would put all of yours to shame. I have 3" blocks and the springs are probly sitting at -2" from level.

    It will be nice to put on the new springs :)
     
  14. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Just get a add a leaf.
     
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    Frowny leafs are frowning. :rolleyes:
     
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    AAL's just prolong the spring wear. Eventually you'll end up the with the sag or a broken leaf.
     
  17. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    DAMN!! your are F'ed
     
  18. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    This is true


    Only reason I'm running an AAL is to prolong the denial
     
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    Not exactly, ive had the aal for a little while now ,and not much sag at all, I actually want it to sag , i dont like the level stance ,I actually took off one off the aal's to try and take some arch out of it, becuase i had the truck somehow slightly taller on one side, and i flattened the crap out of it and nothing.
     
  20. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    you want a bro lean? :D

    But eventually the AAL will sag. Give it time.

    Adding 1 leaf to a sagging leaf pack will not fix the problem as a entirely new, non-sagging pack.
     
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