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New, heavier duty leaf springs?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nessmuk, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. Jun 6, 2020 at 6:00 AM
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    Nessmuk

    Nessmuk [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I tow a trailer frequently with my 2015 2.7 5sp. After close to 6 years I am noticing my springs sag a bit more than they used to. My truck is stock and I don’t want to add much, if any, lift. I would just like a heavier duty spring than stock that isn’t as weak as OEM.
    Anyone have any recommendation?
     
  2. Jun 6, 2020 at 6:06 AM
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    ovrlndkull

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    Get the recall spring pack then add an airbag system for when you load it down or haul a trailer. Your other choice will be calling Alcan, Deaver, or other spring manuf. and ordering a custom spring set up. The custom spring route your ride quality will likely suffer.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2020 at 6:12 AM
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    Were the 15’s eligible for the new springs? I thought they had them. I will check into that.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2020 at 6:32 AM
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    Go to a spring shop and have the springs re curved and have another one added. I had two springs added to mine.
     
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    I have Sumo springs on my 15 OR and tow a 4200# camper with no rear end sag. A WD hitch helps too.
     
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  8. Jun 6, 2020 at 8:44 AM
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  9. Jun 6, 2020 at 12:01 PM
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    + 1 on Sumo. Already had the Roadmaster Active Suspension (RAS) on before the leaf spring recall and then reinstalled afterwards. I have a Leer fiberglass cap, 200+ lbs and either pull a trailer with dirt bikes or use a hitch carrier with one dirt bike, plus my riding and camping gear. Even with the new springs I thought my truck had too much rear end sag. So I also added the blue Sumo Springs (SS) shortly after the recall. IMO the SS really complimented the RAS and helped out a great deal in almost completly eliminating rear end sag to 1" or less

    If your springs are shot you should do what @Steadfast suggested as well.
     
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  10. Jun 6, 2020 at 12:47 PM
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    I tried Timbrens, but recently added Air Lift air bags. As it turns out, they're a much better solution for me. The problem I had with stiffer (higher spring rate) leaf springs is that I didn't want the truck to ride like a floor jack all the time. The air bags are fully adjustable and ride quite nicely loaded or not.
     
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  11. Jun 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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    I am looking at both airbags and the Sumos. I like the fact that the Sumos have nothing to leak or maintain. The installation looks like it is very easy too.
     
  12. Jun 6, 2020 at 2:03 PM
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    Yes, very easy install and zero maintenance.
     
  13. Jun 6, 2020 at 3:34 PM
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    I put the Timbrens (very similar to Sumo springs) in my truck when it was new. My thought was that they'd prevent the rear suspension from cycling so far when I had a load in the bed or towing my trailer. It worked for 5 years, then my rear springs got tired and I started hitting the Timbrens on about every bump. That's a pretty good thud if you haven't experienced it. So I added the air bags in addition to the Timbrens. Now, I can prevent hitting the Timbrens with only 9 PSI in the bags and the rear of the truck isn't way up in the air either.

    If I had it to do all over again, I think I'd add the air bags right away and just run them with very little pressure in them.
     
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