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Rear broken leaf

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by pianoman8t8, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Apr 7, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    pianoman8t8

    pianoman8t8 [OP] Active Member

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    Bilstein 5100's, steel front bumper, Jeraco mid-rise camper shell with rain gutter rail roof rack mounts, adjustable front upper control arms, small lift, cab corner delete. All done by PO except camper top.
    Hey guys/gals, I have an '06 DCLB, bought a yr and half ago. It already had some modifications done, and I didn't think to save the list from the ad when I bought it. Occasionally I haul heavy crap in the bed (firewood, other heavy things). Upon brief inspection to see if my suspension is sick or not, it appears I may already have the HD spring pack on the rear. 4 leafs. 1 leaf broke recently, obviously looking to replace. Now the question is replace with the normal HD springs, or go even stiffer? I mean, could just get a bigger truck, but... different discussion.

    My ride heights to fender are about 22" on front and 23"-ish on rear. No spacers or body lift. Front cab mounts are trimmed, 285/75-16's on it. Love the truck!

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  2. Apr 7, 2019 at 12:11 PM
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    Dirtridercrf250

    Dirtridercrf250 WHT_SHRK_TRD

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    I'd go Dakar EL096R with double over loads
     
  3. Apr 9, 2019 at 4:20 PM
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    pianoman8t8

    pianoman8t8 [OP] Active Member

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    Bilstein 5100's, steel front bumper, Jeraco mid-rise camper shell with rain gutter rail roof rack mounts, adjustable front upper control arms, small lift, cab corner delete. All done by PO except camper top.
    Would the Bilstein 5100's still work with that leaf pack?
     
  4. Apr 9, 2019 at 4:54 PM
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    pianoman8t8

    pianoman8t8 [OP] Active Member

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    2006 Tacoma TRD DCLB
    Bilstein 5100's, steel front bumper, Jeraco mid-rise camper shell with rain gutter rail roof rack mounts, adjustable front upper control arms, small lift, cab corner delete. All done by PO except camper top.
  5. Apr 23, 2019 at 3:54 PM
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    GlennHaggis

    GlennHaggis Doesn’t play well with others

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    I just ordered EL096s. Will be installing next week. I’ll let you know how they are compare to my exhausted stock leaf springs with a Deaver AAL. My stock springs took some serious abuse hauling a few thousand pounds from VA to FL in a move two years ago. 43 weapons, 3 safes and 22,000 rnds of assorted ammo. The 10mpg wasn’t fun either. Couldn’t send the weapons with the movers. Class III devices and weapons were NOT going with the moving boyz. The E rated KO2s were bomber.
     

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