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Leaf springs from Pick n Pull

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by brelandt, May 2, 2011.

  1. May 2, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    brelandt

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    OK, made it to the pick n pull in Newpark today and looked over all the ranger's in the yard for leaf springs but just didn't like the way they looked. dug around somemore and got to the dodge Dakota section and found a pair of 1990 LE V6 long beds and the leafs where perfect. 2.5" wide and a lot thicker than the tacos. The axle is over the leafs so they have a nice arch to them.
    35 minutes later and I had them both off. Heavy isn't the word for them. A lot heavier than the tacos.
    So I plan on taking the2 smaller leafs and the OL and put them on my pack. The Taco will retain the main and second leaf and the 3rd and OL will get tossed.
    Can't wait to see what lift I get and how they will feel.
    BTW where can a score a longer center bolt for the leafs?

    leaf1.jpg
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  2. May 2, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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  4. May 2, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    I suppose I ought to take a measurement to see how long I need them and then call and ask...LOL
     
  5. May 2, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    Look at build!
    Sub'd, interested in how much they give, how much did you get them for if you dont mind me asking?
     
  6. May 2, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    No problem...they are more than I wanted to spend but still less than what a set would cost new or whatever. $37 each, plus $5 environmental whatever, then tax came out to $98!!!!!!! UGH...:eek:
     
  7. May 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    off topic: were there any 05+ taco parts there?
     
  8. May 2, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    not one single Taco in the whole yard. There was a 1990 Toyota truck and a few early 80's but that was it. Nothing but Chevys and Fords there.
     
  9. May 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    ahh yeah figured. thanks
     
  10. May 3, 2011 at 5:36 AM
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    Can't wait to hear how much lift and what kind of ride you get out of those leafs. I really want to give this a try.
     
  11. May 3, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    me too. sent an email to toytec to see how long their center bolts are. If they are fine then once they come in I'm ready to get to work on this!!!
     
  12. May 3, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    OK, toytec just replied to my email and the bolts are 5" long. Ought to be plenty long enough for what I'm doing so I'm ordering a set of them now!
     
  13. May 3, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    I would love to order these but their website will not accept my shipping address even though I have ordered hundreds of things and had them shipped there before...Oh well?
     
  14. May 3, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    My new hero !!! Hey Terry I got my axle pins from Offroad Warehouse (ORW) about $8 for 2 & more than long enough, make sure to clamp your springs before you take apart. (they do have a little pre load on them , nothing serious though....
     
  15. May 3, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    yeah Doug, I'll see about ordering them from there thanks. Oh, hell yeah I got a 6" C clamp for the job. I had to do this once before when I installed the AAL's.
    My only concern is my brand new Monomax. As it is now they are only 1" longer than the 20" the mounting points are at on the passengerside. The driverside has plenty of travel. I might have to bite the bullet and get 5100 or something?
     
  16. May 3, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    Good to see some of you actually wanting to improve your ride without emptying your wallet, a true build you can be proud of.....this is what your shooting for.... (I have since dumped the overload)

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    After beating these for about 3 months now, still have 3" lift & beautiful arc..;)
     
  17. May 3, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    You may have to on this, at 3" my Bilsteins have reached their limit for safe, functional travel. (It doesn't have to be Bilsteins, but a longer shock is neccessary, we did go up in elevation after all) I just checked out those springs, beautiful arc should work well for you....;)
     
  18. May 3, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    I'm sure you know that 1st gens are side specific for shocks (driver side short/pass. side long)
     
  19. May 3, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    Stop at your local truck spring shop and they will have the correct center pins, retainers and bushings and u-bolts...or my favorite mail order suspension site is www.espo.com or the new web address is http://www.springsnthings.com/

    Been using them for a good 15 years.

    Got on a tear a few years ago and rebuilt the suspension of a couple of 60's vintage dodge trucks with modern poly bushings, hardened bolts and such.

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  20. May 3, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    He'll be able to re use his stock U bolts if they're not too stretched
     
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