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Rear leaf spring HELP.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bryman1645, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Mar 1, 2014 at 7:40 PM
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    bryman1645

    bryman1645 [OP] Active Member

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    So i have a 99 taco 4x4 with bilstien 5100's on it. i used to have 5125's on the rear but after i put an AAL on i blew a shock and went with longer 5100's from DSMS. When i recently went hunting i filled my truck and vista camper shell to the max and i heard a very weird sound as i drove down the dirt roads... it was a clunk. turns out i was hearing my shocks bump as they were fully compressed from the weight because my springs were pretty much doing squat.
    SOooooo long story short. Im thinking i need to get some new springs on this fellow and im looking for a lil brotherly love as to what leaves i should go with...
    Thanks in advance for your help!:)
     
  2. Mar 1, 2014 at 8:49 PM
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    oldblue1968chevy

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  3. Mar 1, 2014 at 9:11 PM
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    Lumpskie

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    If you haul serious weight and want flex, I like my Alcan 8 leaf setup. You can get an off-the-shelf set or call up Bill and have them make you a custom spring rate for exactly the amount of weight you keep in your bed.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2014 at 8:49 PM
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    Zer0

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  5. Mar 2, 2014 at 8:50 PM
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    Konaborne

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    how much lift do you want, how much weight do you plan on hauling in the bed, and how much do you want to spend?
     
  6. Mar 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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    i think right now i have an inch of lift. I have a vista camper on my truck maybe 40% of the time and that cant weight more than 200 lbs. i guess the other load i would be carrying would be when i pack out the truck to go hunting. price wise i think the range i seem to be seeing is 350 to 500... i dont know if i wanna go too tall on the lift cause then i gotta change the brake lines n stuff.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2014 at 6:06 PM
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