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Leaf springs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Chadsterman, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Jul 5, 2020 at 9:22 AM
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    Chadsterman

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    Looking for recommendations for replacement leaf springs. No mod, just OEM. Bertha is rolling passed 260k on the little mile counter. Thinking she might need some new ones.
     
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  2. Jul 5, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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    Black DOG Lila

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    CrustyTaco

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    The OEM leaf springs are pretty expensive from what I read, like $400-500 per spring. General Spring seems to be be the brand recommended for people wanting an OE-spec replacement.
     
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  4. Jul 5, 2020 at 9:51 AM
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    As mentioned above, General Springs with new u bolts and shackle bushings.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    underaroof

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    My General Springs are fine after a year, pretty much a stock replacement. It'll lift it a bit from you consider normal, since your OEM springs are likely sagging.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2020 at 6:18 AM
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    Wsidr1

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    I just installed new General Springs on one of my trucks. I bought the OEM replacement level. Truck is not on the road at present, but my impressions of the company, the prices, and the quality/fit of the parts is very good. Fingers crossed on no squeaking.

    My only bit of negative feedback to them was the u-bolts were not bent to a true 90 degree angle and would not fit through the bracket without a bit of work. I ended up using a large c clamp to pull them close enough to get through the bracket. Tried putting them in a vise, but they just rebounded to original shape when removed. Good steel apparently, just a bit too wide an angle.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2020 at 6:29 AM
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    LearningToFly

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    Are they completely flat on the truck or do they have some positive arch? Mine have about 160k on them and they look pretty much completely flat.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2020 at 1:20 PM
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    underaroof

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    They flattened out the day I put them on, I think that's just how the 'standard' springs on these trucks are.
     
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  9. Jul 17, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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    Chadsterman

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    Yeah, I would say they are about flat across.

    The bounce over bumps is what has me thinking on changing them. The shocks aren't but a couple of years old.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2020 at 1:52 AM
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    Wyoming09

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    I also vote for General Spring they are my go to spring dealer .

    I do source my Hardware local in case a problem of something not fitting
     

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