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Leeper coilover help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tonyplanet, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    tonyplanet

    tonyplanet [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Finally got to installing my Leeper yesterday. After a long day of wrenching, the driverside coilovers leaks. I'm guessing a bad seal. Quality isn't there, and from reading other forum member posts, the Leeper have some leaking issues. Ok I'm fine with that, you get what you pay for.

    My question is, could I still continue to ride on them. The leaking has stopped. However it did leak quite a lot. But I can't tell if the coilovers shot. It rides fine. Not sure maybe they leaked because they were over filled with oil, and now that there is weight on them, they leaked, hence the leaking stopped. Or they really do have s bad deal, and I'm doing more damage by riding on them. So far they have been riding fine, since the leak stopped. But it has only been a day.

    Any advice? Should I continue to ride them, until I get them checked out or rebuilt, which probably won't happen till at least a month. By then I probably be fed up and get some fox.
     
  2. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Get them re built. From what I have gathered, is Leeper used some cheap seals, and/or installed them iincorrectly. Talk to Sonny or Marco at Downsouth Motorsports. They can hook you up with a re build for about $150.00 for both.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    nighthawk87

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    I'm so glad I got rid of my leepers and returned them.
     
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