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lifting the rear

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trailinTaco, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    trailinTaco

    trailinTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im in need of new add a leafs. I have daystar leafs and they were much longer than any other ive seen and it makes the ride so stiff that it drives anybody riding in it crazy. Ive been able to chirp the wheels going over bumps before, yes its that stiff lol. Im looking at taking them out and replacing them with something better. Does anybody have a good recomendation on add a leafs that ride smoother and give it as much lift needed for a 3 inch lift?
     
  2. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    You should make a build thread for this!

    Bump...
     
  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Have you looked at Old Man Emu Dakars, All Pro, Deaver or Alcan leaf packs? Check out All-Pro and Wheeler's websites.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    trailinTaco

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    Yeah I've seen the leaf packs on all pro's website. I really like them and they are $350 for basic lift ones or $370 for the better lift leaf packs. Its probably the best way to go I guess but it is the more expensive way.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    vegetopia

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    I have the Wheeler's 5 leaf pack and while they provide good lift (~3") and a serious increase in off-roading ability over stock, I think they do not resist sag nearly as well as they could. My perception of this may be skewed due to the fact that I think I am slightly higher in the front than the rear, so when weight is applied to the rear, it REALLY looks like it's sagging.

    If I had to do it again, I would go OME front and rear with OME shocks. Maybe I'd do the Bilstein 5100s again (they have been pretty good to me), but from what I hear a full OME setup is a thing of beauty. I wish I had gone that route.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    Check my build I have Wheelers 5pk leafs(alcans) with the Wheelers AAL. Lots of lift like 4'' or so and rides good. A bit bouncy with no weight but not bad at all. Allpros Expo leafs are great. But i have read they ride really bouncy unless you have some weight in the back, then they are fantastic.
     
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