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Oh lordy...Bowed Leaf Springs...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Andrew Jackson, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Feb 13, 2015 at 5:39 PM
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    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    arb bumper, 3 inch spacer lift (it needs to go!), 3 inch OME lift,
    So my 2002 Tacoma apparently never got the love it deserved by its previous owners. In fact, she is kind of a victim of neglect and physical abuse. Now we still like to play a little rough sometimes but I treat her like a queen making sure all her needs are fullfilled.

    However, due to the her previous owners she never got the preventative maintenance and upkeep a woman errr a Tacoma should get. :D

    I've been learning about all the things that go wrong with these things and yup I've got two of the most common. I replaced the rack, and now I need to replace the leaf springs. Considering the truck has only a 3 inch body lift and it probably could use new shocks too I was thinking I should probably just say screw it and go all out on this thing. Lose the body lift and get a 3 inch suspension lift.

    I'm looking at several venders but I just want to be clear I'm on the right path:

    *3 inch suspension lift
    *Diff Drop Kit
    *UCA.

    I'm looking at OME for the kit, but have not committed yet. I'm still researching the diff drop kits and UCA's as well. Am I forgetting any parts I will need? I know that when you go custom you run the risk of breaking more crap so I want to mitigate that.

    I am developing a love/hate relationship with this forum. By the time its all said and done my Tacoma is going to have double in it than what I paid for.

    Thanks for reading!
     
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  2. Feb 13, 2015 at 5:49 PM
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    chowwwww

    chowwwww Well-Known Member

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    Billys 5100/Eibach and Wheelers Progressive 1.5 AAL with overload in
    What year taco?
     
  3. Feb 13, 2015 at 5:51 PM
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    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    arb bumper, 3 inch spacer lift (it needs to go!), 3 inch OME lift,
    Hey, thanks for pointing out I didn't put that in the OP. It is a 2002 TRD.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2015 at 10:15 PM
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    chowwwww

    chowwwww Well-Known Member

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    I went with a 3in. 5100s all the way around with eibach up front and AAL in the rear. I was able to get my alignment corrected without getting UCAs. I defided not to run a diff drop. allows you to maintain clearance. CV angles do look bad but if the boots rip I'm just gonna do the boot slide mod. OME should be a good lift.
     

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