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need help with rear suspension

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by socal19, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Jan 20, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    socal19

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    Hey guys I got a couple of questions...I'm getting king coilovers in the front and setting them to 3 inches.....now for the rear I was thinking just for now for the rear either getting my stock leafs rearched or getting 1.5 or 2 inch shackles.....I haul my dirtbike when I go out camping so just for now I was gonna get 1.5 or 2 inch shackles or get my stock leafs rearched....will I be okay with the shackles for later am I gonna have problems with leaf sag or will it be worse if I rearche my leafs
     
  2. Jan 20, 2010 at 11:15 PM
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    I've heard a few guys talk about Toyota's rather soft steel/weak spring & after looking at mine I'd probably agree with them, I'd maybe add a leaf to existing springs (as long as they aren't completely sacked) I don't know if the OEM springs will hold a "re-arcing" proceedure this is on the "cheap"fix of things, if not get a new leaf pack........:mudding:
     
  3. Jan 20, 2010 at 11:30 PM
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    go with deavers, a little more expensive but worth it. i found mine on RDC brand new for 500$ normally like 725$.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2010 at 2:00 AM
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  6. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    If you go with shackles you will have to re route your exhaust. If you are looking for cheap then an AAl would be fine while you save up. I wouldn't get them re arched though. By the time you get that done you will have spent a good chunk to have the same OEM springs.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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