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Need new leaf springs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by piercedtiger, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Feb 8, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    I'm looking to get new springs. Actually, need new suspension all around, but I think I need to do the rear first. Truck seems to be sagging to the driver side all of a sudden, and budget doesn't allow me to do all 4 corners just yet.

    I was thinking OME Dakars, buy them and set aside for warmer weather while I gather the rest of the parts.

    Then I saw the $159 shipping on 2 Dakar leafs and the U-bolts! :eek:

    Anyone have other suggestions or a better place to buy than from Toytec?
     
  2. Feb 8, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    Cant say enough good things about the All Pro leaf packs
     
  3. Feb 8, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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    Cool. I see they are the same price as the Dakars from Toytec. Just need to find out what the shipping is. Wish I had a local shop. :(
     
  4. Feb 8, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    It was $75 for mine from allpro but I'm in CA.

    give then a call or you can pm one of their reps here.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    Thanks, I sent an email so I'll see.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    Well, looks like I found a solution! Tri City Spring in Binghamton will rebuild my factory springs to give me a lift and payload capacity of 800lbs (their number) for $500 parts and labor! They'll build a leaf pack, rivet them together, etc in a day. Drop the truck off Friday and it'll be done that day they said. They could even have done it Thursday, but I needed to wait for my paycheck to clear.

    Now for the bad news, apparently the driver side AAL broke and fell out! :eek: So I've been driving for who knows how long now loose u-bolts because I didn't realize that leaf had come out. Needless to say the truck drove normal aside from a rattle/clang that I thought was coming from a heat shield (which I fixed, and the noise stopped).
     
  7. Feb 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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    How much of a lift were you hoping for, or are you just wanting to replace the stock suspension with stock height?
     
  9. Feb 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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    Thanks, I'll look at that. Unfortunately it's in the 30's and lower, with mud and snow where I park my truck not to mention the U-pull place is the same thing minus power tools. :frusty: I hate pulling parts out of that place, and they never have the vehicle I need to pick from.


    Basically to retain the 3" lift I had before, and to not have them sag when I throw 400-800 lbs of wood pellets in the back. The AAL's didn't really help keep it from sagging before.

    I could have bought parts or taken time to do it myself, but since the spring was missing and the u-bolts loose I decided to get it fixed this week by people in a heated garage with a lift and better tools. lol
     
  11. Feb 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Well, good luck with the company re-doing it for you. I hate paying companies to do things like that for me personally.
     
  13. Feb 12, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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    Thanks! I forgot about them

    Yeah, I know. I hate doing that too. :mad: But I have 6" of snow in my yard. Ice, mud and snow on my driveway. And the floor in my barn needs to be replaced before I park my truck in there again. So doing spring work out in the open, in freezing weather, with the air lines running through snow freezing the tools, was NOT on my list of things to do this month.
     
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