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Leaf spring upgrade.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Junya808, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Apr 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    Junya808

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    Just installed my icon coilovers, but the one issue I have is my truck has a slight lean towards the rear. My question is, if I replace my leaf springs what other things I should consider upgrading? (ex. Brake lines, proportioning valve bracket, ect..)

    Please bear my noob question and grammar. :cool:
     
  2. Apr 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    W/ all pro's you will need ext brake lines. They are like 60$. The hardest part is getting the old ones off...lol. Oh and might as well do the flip kit while your there. another 50$.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    Are axel shims a necessity?
     
  4. Apr 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    Shims would be a remedy for driveline shudders and vibrations. You can't really be sure if you have (or don't have) these until after the lift is on and you've drove it.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    So even if I have a lift on right now with no vibe issues their is still a possibility that I might have them when I replace my leaf springs?
     
  6. Apr 29, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    Yes, because the new springs will change the driveline angle. Different degree shims help you get back where you need to be. Some people have luck with carrier bearing drops as well.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    Alright guys thanks for the great answers!!
     
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