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Rear Leaf Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jliberatore92, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Apr 12, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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    jliberatore92

    jliberatore92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    06 TRD Access Cab, Stock Suspension.

    I just got the truck with 133k on it. I'm pretty new to truck suspension (had a wrx before the taco).
    I'm thinking I will need new leafs soon. I also would like to lift the truck a little bit in the future (2-3").

    My main question is instead of getting OEM leafs, could I get some leafs with a little bit of lift? And eventually down the road get Bilstein 5100s for the front.

    For example, if I get Bilsteins later on, how much lift would I want out of the rear leafs to have the truck be level with the 5100s?

    Also, I would rather not have to get new upper or lower control arms. I have heard you don't need them if you stay under 3" of lift.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Apr 12, 2014 at 1:51 PM
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    moondeath

    moondeath The answer to divorce...... Tequila!

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    Yes, you can get different leaf packs for the rear. I'll leave the details for someone else that knows about it better.

    On the front it seems to be between 2.5"-3" of lift when new UCAs are needed. Some people need new UCAs at 2.5" and some don't. Its hit and miss.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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    StealthTaco

    StealthTaco www.ecgfabrication.com

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    Dakar and All Pro standard leaf packs give just under 3 inches

    All Pro expedition gives about 4 inches
     
  4. Apr 12, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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    smmarine

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    Dakars are good from what I've heard. Decently priced too. That's what I'm goin with
     
  5. Apr 12, 2014 at 3:09 PM
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    nd4spdbh

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    Note that the dakars are very stiff, might check out the wheelers HD pack.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2014 at 3:12 PM
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    And that dakars are on a nationwide backorder for a month or 2. At least that's what I was told
     
  7. Apr 13, 2014 at 8:21 PM
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    jliberatore92

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    My main concern is this: will doing rear leafs that lift my truck give it ridiculous rake until I do the front lift?
    And how much lift do I need on the rear to have bilstein 5100s up front? And have a leveled, ~2.5" lift.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2014 at 8:27 PM
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    nd4spdbh

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    from saggy old original springs to dakars expect about 4-4.5in of lift. Especially if your current leaf pack is the 2+1.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2014 at 8:29 PM
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    Dakars average about 2 3/4" over US stock height

    There is a hub to fender measurement thread somewhere started by some guy
     
  10. Apr 13, 2014 at 8:31 PM
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    geekhouse23

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    I have the Dakar pack plus the D29XL additional leaf. There is a little rake but nothing ridiculous. You can buy the Dakars and always take out a leaf for less rake.
     
  11. Apr 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM
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    Getting there...
    I had one overload pulled and it gave me about 2" of rear lift. Yes they are stiff. You can also pull the 3rd spring to get less lift and soften up the ride.
     

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