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new leafs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by DaytonLax14, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Sep 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    DaytonLax14

    DaytonLax14 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    on my 98 the leafs seem to be angling down just a tad bit (like an upside down U, but not as extreme of an arch). Do i need new leafs?
     
  2. Sep 24, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    drifter

    drifter moderately modded

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    OME 880's/Nitrochargers, Rebuilt leaf packs, diff breather extension, hole in air box, truck toolbox, panasonic stereo, Mag light mount, Glasstite canopy, Custom designed/built light bar, Hella 500's.
    It's pretty much normal. For whatever reason Toyota puts weak leaf packs in the Tacomas. Look around at other Tacomas, they pretty much all have this problem.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes... Moderator

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    here's what my old leafs looked like...flat in the back and downward arch in the front.
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    I swapped them out for Wheeler's/Alcan 5 leaf replacements. I was tired of the rough ride with the worn out pack and axle wrap was driving me crazy as well. For me the only choice was replacement. You may be able to get away with an AAL (expect a rougher ride) to get more arch back in there depending on how bad your current packs are.
     
  4. Sep 28, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    psmcn

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    Woman, those things are toast!!!


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