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left side sag

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacoma2002, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Feb 11, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    tacoma2002

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    My 3" body-lifted 2002 Tacoma is sagging 3/4" to the left. Les Schwab says the leaf springs are old and it needs an AAL. My mechanic says it needs new struts. Both contradict one another. The truck looks weird leaning to the left. Anyone ever had this problem?
     
  2. Feb 11, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    it's because you, your gas tank, and your battery all sit on the left side
     
  3. Feb 11, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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  6. Feb 11, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    you just have to loose a good 200#, or make your passenger gain 200#
     
  7. Feb 11, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    on my first gen i broke a leaf spring,and it did the same thing. Had a crack that was hidden inside the pack.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    No preference just what ever will fit and make it level. The description to the ome spacer says it will only fit the ome shocks so I don't know if it will work with his. I just linked that one to show the op it's a common problem and there's an easy/cheap fix for it.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    So, when you replaced the leaf springs did the truck level out?
     
  10. Feb 12, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    yes. is the sag just in the rear?
     
  11. Feb 12, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    Here is an FYI for folks... So, after lots of research and talking to different people, the local 4x4 shop found that my sway bar/stabilizer bar is bent causing the truck's 1" lean to the left side. I must have beaten my truck a little too hard. Not a terribly expensive fix. Was quoted $150 for the part plus labor. I just didn't think the "taco lean" theory held water. A full tank of gas wouldn't pull the truck down 1 inch. Anyhow please respond with your thoughts...
     
  12. Feb 13, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    Yeah I think one inch is too much taco lean. haha. But it is a common problem post lift.
     
  13. Apr 28, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    Damn I have 1/2" lean on the driver side. How much spacer do I need to correct 1/2" ?
     
  14. Apr 28, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    1/4": Toytec sells a 1/4" spacer and is supposed to add 1/2" to correct drivers side lean
     
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