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Leaning Tacoma

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

  1. Apr 24, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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    HARDSHELLTACO

    HARDSHELLTACO [OP] HoofHearted

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    I have seached several forums for solutions to the taco lean and it seems to me that most involve a spacer on the front coil, or adjustable coilovers. My issue is on the driver side rear. I pulled my truck in my garage and measured from the floor to the bottom of all four fenders all were approx 39" except driver rear was 38". Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    Your rear leaf spring may be de-arching causing you to have one side lower than the other.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    Are you sure the apparent left-rear discrepancy isn't just the bed itself (e.g., warped; mounting is a bit 'off'), rather than the actual way the suspension 'sits'?
     
  4. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    How would you check for such a thing!
     
  5. Apr 24, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    SafetyDang get your facts straight

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    measure the frame *shrugs*

    Its called the Tacoma Lean we all have form of it.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    Since the fuel tank is on the drivers side and there is usually just the driver, for the most part, that spring is relaxing compared to the opposite spring because of the weight over the years. I have this lean on my 95.5 and 97. I fixed the problem on the 97 without any $$ by swapping the springs. Yet to do this on the 95.5. It has labor to it, but is the cheapest fix.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    After further examination I have decided it's not as bad as I thought so i'm going to leave it be.
     
  8. Apr 29, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    ETaco23

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    my driver rear is about 1/4" lower, not that bad. But I was wondering, what size tires do you have?
     
  9. Apr 30, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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