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my truck's pants are sagging --advice??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TTBlues, May 9, 2013.

  1. May 9, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    TTBlues

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    I've got a first generation with a 3" lift. Spacer in the front, AAL and Rancho 5100's in the back. It was all there when I bought the truck.

    My truck's back end is sitting a little lower than the front. I'd like it to be a little higher than the front. The truck also get's the dreaded axle wrap, which I would like to try to curtail to some degree.

    So, I'm looking for advice about what I should do at this point.

    I've attached pics of my leaf springs. The right overload spring looks almost flat.

    A few local people suggested different things.

    1. add a leaf to each pack
    2. replace with OE packs from a salvage yard truck
    3. flip the overload leaves over and leave all put, no extra parts.

    what say you? new leaves? extra leaves? salvage leaves? rearranged leaves?
    if salvage leaves will all packs from '96-'04 work?

    thanks.

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    leaves right.JPG
     
  2. May 9, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    Justus

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  3. May 9, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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    then whip that thing with a belt and kick its ass till it pulls its pants up
     
  4. May 9, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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    yeah, it's needs to be taught a lesson.

    did you mean i should replace just the leaf pack with one of those brands?
    what about the AAL and the overload?

    i want to keep the 3" lift that's going on.
     
  5. May 9, 2013 at 9:11 PM
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    I would def save up for a full leafpack................. right now urs have basically shit the bed.

    U can possibly keep urs if u find a place to re arch them.

    realistically tho, I think u would be better off with a new leafpack entirely.

    YMMV and it is your money :)
     
  6. May 11, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    I would replace the leaf packs, usually a AAL is just a band aid fix for a worn out leaf pack which the Tacoma trucks are notorious for. Don't flip the overload leaf, bad idea.
     
  7. May 11, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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    Ok, thanks. Can you tell from the pics what is giving me the 3" lift? I thought the AAL contributed to it, but I don't completely understand how the back lift works. I know the 5100's are a part of it.

    And I'm wondering if just replacing the leaf pack and using this current lift setup will actually get the back end up more than the front. The front has spacers in the springs and is sitting about right. But does it look like an adequate 3" lift that just has worn out leaf springs or should I be thinking about a different setup?
     
  8. May 12, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    Anyone else? Here's a pic of the spacer in the front:

    What I want to know is if it looks the the lift kit on this truck ever had a chance of having the back end up higher than the front, and if just replacing my leaf packs with say, dakars, would be enough?

    Would the dakar leaf pack include the AAL and overload or would I have to re-use mine or order new ones? And if I did, would that be a good match for what I have in the front (shown in the pic)?


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  9. May 16, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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    Anyone? Just trying to figure out what exactly I need to order and what if anything I can use on my rear suspension. I read the dakars only give a 2.25" lift.
     
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