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leaf springs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mudjunkie, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Sep 23, 2008 at 2:57 PM
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    mudjunkie

    mudjunkie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    found a set of leaf springs off an 89 toyota 4x4 wondering if they will fit on my 96 there 49 inches from bolt to bolt mine asre 51 inches but i did notice that there may be some play in the shackles just enough to squeez them on ny opinion would be great
     
  2. Sep 23, 2008 at 4:05 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Short answer, NO. You can "Make" them fit, but would you? They wont flex as much, with the added weight, they will ride horribly.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Exactly what Chris said...

    Shackle *play* (as you call it) isn't something to take lightly. That play needs to be there for proper suspension movement & strength. It's a technical science to the design. Just don't ask me how to explain it, cuz I couldn't.

    You need to find the proper length leaf springs regardless of what the shackles are doing.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2008 at 9:14 PM
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    mudjunkie

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    thanks guys i was hoping they would just plop right in you know i guesss ill put up the cash and just do it right
     
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