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Leaf Springs...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by crazyasu45, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Jun 24, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    crazyasu45

    crazyasu45 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The leaf springs on my Taco look really flat and I have no load in the back of my truck...I have a 3" suspension lift & 2.5" body lift...It looks like there was supposed to be 4 but there's only 3...shouldn't the springs be bowed quite a bit...???
     
  2. Jun 24, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    Werloc

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    Mine are straight. I would think it's normal. But don't know for sure.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    Mine are flatter than crap too. One of mine is cracked in half. I have a set of AAL's coming tomorrow, but think I may need to order completely new springs anyways. It just so happens the broken spring is the one that has the spring clips on it.... I will order stock height springs and put the AAL's in before installing the new ones. What other options am I left with......

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  4. Jun 24, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    kroggy

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    Buy lift springs from wheelers and sell the AAL.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    yep, its common for them to wear out and be flat. I need to get on mine, but I dont have the time to do it just yet.

    Alcan also sells stock height springs
     
  6. Jun 25, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    Wheeler's just e-mailed me this: Keep in mind that the Tacoma springs do sit kinda flat, even when you get the performance springs.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    crazyasu45

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    Could my body lift have anything to do with the leafs looking kinda wavy...???
     
  8. Jun 25, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    josh..

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    I dunno. I have a body lift, and mine don't seem to sit too flat.
     
  9. Jun 25, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    monoman

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    Same here. I have axle wrap now, but it seems to be getting worse little by little. I'm looking to get the 5 leaf pack set from Wheelers possibly next month & hope to wind up with a 1 1/2 inch lift. My new Bilsteins are comming Friday, can't wait! When I hit a bump, my back teeth rattle! Sure hope it rides better with this setup....:rolleyes:
     
  10. Jun 25, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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    crazyasu45

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    I will post some pics soon...
     
  11. Jun 25, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    No. Lifting the body a couple inches off the frame has no effect on your springs.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    Did they tell you that they consider a year and a half of road use to be an acceptable life span for a set of their springs? That's what they told me, after mine broke. Might as well get a junkyard set. I won't be doing business with Wheeler's again.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    So which leaf set did you get? I might re-think getting mine there....:rolleyes:
     
  14. Jun 26, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    It was their four leaf replacement set. Word-of-mouth on the Internet is excellent. While my experience may be an abberation, my conversation yesterday left me with the distinct feeling that they expect them to fail fairly often, considering it's a part that should out-live the chassis, if it's not outright abused.
     
  15. Jun 26, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    NOT cool:eek:.... I have now made the positive decision I will be buying Skyjackers.... They have a lifetime warranty. And at $415 shipped a good deal. I WAS looking into Wheelers springs. WAS.
     
  16. Jun 26, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    I will be doing exactly that next week, but Skyjackers, better deal with Skyjackers and a lifetime warranty... I put the AAL's up for sale on here and CL.

     
  17. Jun 27, 2009 at 12:23 AM
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    Skyjacker, eh? They don't make a stock height spring, do they?
     
  18. Jun 27, 2009 at 4:28 AM
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  19. Jun 27, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    Oh, yeah, that guy. They also sell U bolts dirt cheap. Gee, Toyota, you'll sell me your crappy rustfest U bolts for only $30 each? You shouldn't have!
     
  20. Jun 27, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    Who that suspension king website? I bought my U's from Fat Bobs Garage. Galvanized long length for $40 per axle. I am buying the Skyjackers and forgetting the rest.
     
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