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Leafspring ?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by leftcenter01, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. Apr 21, 2014 at 9:47 AM
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    I have a broken leaf spring on my 08 dblcab 4x4 and Im looking to reaplace it. I don't want to lift or change the truck in any way, so what are good after market leaf packs? I know that the original Toyota leafs are known for breaking so Im not sure I want to go with them. Ive been on the board for a while now but Im a noob when it comes to most mechanical issues.:rolleyes:
     
  2. Apr 21, 2014 at 9:53 AM
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    I can sell you my stock leaf pack since you're local.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM
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    Im looking to replace both sides, do you have both? That maybe an option depending on price of aftermarket packs.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2014 at 9:57 AM
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    Google "spring menders, or leaf spring repair". There are places that will make replacement leaves, on the spot. They are the best bet, since you might find more broken leaves when you tear into it yourself.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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    I had mine made by Deaver Spring in California. Please as could be with them....
     
  7. Apr 21, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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  8. Apr 21, 2014 at 10:21 AM
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    PM sent.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2014 at 1:18 AM
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    No first-hand knowledge, but I've heard good reviews on General Spring replacement leaf packs. http://www.generalspringkc.com/ They offer both stock replacement (2/1) and lift packs (3/1) for Tacomas.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2014 at 4:04 PM
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    Thanks geekhouse23, now for some wrench time.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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    Good meeting you man. Hope they work out well for you!
     
  12. Jun 4, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    Got my leafs swapped out last night and left the aal on. Body angle from rear to front is pretty steep is that ok for truck or can it potentially do damage? On a side note after I spent 3 hours doing the job I hit a deer on way home and now have a jacked up front bumper!
     
  13. Jun 4, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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    Measurements?

    Center of wheel to the top of the wheel well arch.

    It won't do any damage.
     
  14. Jun 4, 2014 at 9:05 AM
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    Rear is 24 and front is 20.5 although it looks like a bigger difference to the eye. I plan on getting billies and new front coils in the spring to bring the truck up to where its at a 3 inch lift.
     
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