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Normal or Worn Leafs?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JordansBlackTaco, Jul 11, 2022.

  1. Jul 11, 2022 at 12:20 PM
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    JordansBlackTaco

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    Hey guys, was trying to find the issue of my rough ride. I thought it was the Eibach Stage 1 kit I have on since it has a higher spring rate, but others report that it rides fine. I notice the bumps are super harsh but it's even more so in the seats. I have a 1.5" single add a leaf in the rear but I was looking to get a new leaf pack because I think they look worn. Before I buy a new pack to see if it helps, I just wanted some opinions on if it looks normal or worn to anyone else. Here's some pictures:

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    Thanks for all your help!
     
  2. Jul 11, 2022 at 12:34 PM
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    The pictures make the leaves look almost totally flat...
     
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  3. Jul 11, 2022 at 12:53 PM
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    My 18 offroad springs look exactly the same and ride is fine, actually it has a good off/on rode ride.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2022 at 12:58 PM
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    Yeah that's how they look in person as well. That's why I thought they may be worn out. I also wasn't sure if the front shackle is so low on all Tacoma's or is it just because they are so flat.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2022 at 12:59 PM
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    i've had a 2020 and now a 2021 tacoma and the leaf springs look pretty flat straight from the factory. yours look good.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2022 at 1:03 PM
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    OEM leaf springs are crap no arch. Icon RXT LEAF PACK very nice pack with choices of 3 options for weight. Deaver is also Great IMO
     
  7. Jul 11, 2022 at 1:09 PM
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    Thank you all for the help, so since I'm feeling the roughness and jarring feeling over bumps and minor road imperfections I assume its the rear suspension (AAL). Since they look pretty normal, what would be some other options to help, I don't carry much weight in the bed at all.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2022 at 1:51 PM
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    IMO icon 3 leaf aal :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Jul 11, 2022 at 1:55 PM
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    Awesome thank you, definitely saves me some money for the time being! About to go order a set
     
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  11. Jul 11, 2022 at 1:57 PM
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    Awesome :thumbsup:
     
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    Do you have a photo showing how much room you have above the bump stop?
     
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    dish out the extra little bit more cash for the icon rtx rather than putting more leafs on an already flattened pack. putting on an aal on a already flattened pack won’t significantly improve the ride like a new leaf pack will.
     
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    This.

    I did the Icon AAL then ended up going back and upgrading to the RXT pack. Way better.
     
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    Noted, save a little money just to end up having to spend more money. I guess my only issue is that others says it's not really flat, it's just normal Tacoma leafs.
     
  16. Jul 11, 2022 at 5:12 PM
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    Yeah just took one, here it is:

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    I would also suggest a new leaf pack. A upgraded one. The add a leaf only works for so Long.
     
  18. Jul 11, 2022 at 5:27 PM
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    - springs don’t really wear out; at least not in a few years of daily driving
    - an add-a-leaf increases your spring rate which will lead to a harsher ride quality
    - the stock leaf springs are fairly flat a ride height and it’s nothing to worry about
     
  19. Jul 11, 2022 at 5:29 PM
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    Thank you, so it’s probably just the stiffness I’m feeling from the increased spring rate from the AAL.
     
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    Whats your tire pressure?
     

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