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My theory... any advice?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by davidjmay, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Jan 14, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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    davidjmay

    davidjmay [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an '00 prerunner that I want to lift, I have OME 9004's with 883 coils already but nothing for the back. I need a new leaf pack, since mine is frowning. BUT, when I jacked my truck up the other day, I noticed that even though the jack was at the front of the frame, the rear lifted about 2 inches. MY THEORY is that if I just put the OME coilovers on the front, that it will take some pressure off of my leaf packs, therefore giving the rear an inch or two of "lift". ("Lift" because in reality it would just be the stock height of the rear). When I jacked it up, the leaf packs were no longer frowning, but as soon as I lowered it I watched as the leafs returned to their frowny state. Any opinions on if this would work??
    Normal:
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    After I jacked up the front end:
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    Maybe a better angle (from the front side)
    before/after:
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    This is where I put the jack:
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  2. Jan 14, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    I think that is just because you are cantilevering (is this a word) the weight of the engine over the jack. Someone correct me if i am wrong
     
  3. Jan 14, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    The placement of the jack is probably right at if not a bit further back than the center of gravity. You lifted up the entire truck.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    Yep. What they said.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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    taco terror

    taco terror got 5VZFE?

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    Nope, gravity wont work like that. If you put the jack under the "special spot" on the skid plate, you will have more accurate results.

    You might actually lose a little height in the rear by just lifting the truck, IDK but you wont gain any in the rear.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    Thanks for the input!
     
  7. Jan 14, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    davidjmay,

    Look at "4WD"s post on "refurbishing leaf springs". You may find your solution there.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    You deff need new springs! Rising the front will put more pressure on the rear if anything, but not much!
     
  9. Jan 14, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    I've read it before, but considering I dont have access to that kind of leaf pack and I don't have the time, resources or know-how to accomplish a job like that, it'd be easier for me to just pick up some dakars. Haha
     
  10. Jan 14, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    davidjmay,

    "4WD" also will build and install for you at a much cheaper price than Dakars. You will have a much better product.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    your leafs look like poo
     
  12. Jan 14, 2013 at 9:39 PM
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    Hmmm. Pm'd him. Thanks for the input!
     
  13. Jan 14, 2013 at 9:39 PM
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    indeed
     
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