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Rear Leaf Springs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Wreckless_71, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Apr 6, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    Wreckless_71

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    So i was sitting in geology... haha. Anyway I'm dazing off thinking about the yota and I was wondering if anyone knows the rear spring length eye-eye of the stock leaves? I'm going to put the billies on the front and I need to lift the rear, the springs are shot anyways. Has anyone built a bastard pack for rear lift? Or tried to find another stock spring pack that will fit there? I really don't care about the ride quality, I haul a lot of shit and use my truck as a truck. Thanks guys.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    Dude, check out our group buy...deadline April 22:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gr...heelers-offroad-1st-gen-leaf-replacement.html

    Lots and lots of discussion in a couple other threads are provided at this link, too. May help you figure it out. We've been beating it to death.

    Put your name on the list!;)
     
  3. Apr 11, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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  4. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    go out, get under the truck and measure. you want to try to build yourself a leaf pack?

    like stated above, just get a new leaf pack or add an add a leaf pack to your current leafs.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    hey fellas, if my rear leafs are pretty much straight when the truck is sitting unloaded would i be able to use an ALL or should i just go with an all new pack?
     
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    My understading is that once they have no positve arch (smile, not frown), it is too late for an AAL.

    Again, if you go this link, you will find a couple thread links on post #1 that provide extensive discussion on this topic. You will likely find lots of useful information there.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gro...placement.html

    Are my leaf springs shot?

    Beating a dead horse: axle wrap

    (Speaking of :deadhorse:)
     
  7. Apr 12, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    thats kinda what i thought but just wanted some more opinions.

    that link didnt seem to work. what thread was it that there was a lot of discussion on this topic?
     
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    First off, if you don't have anything constructive to tell me or any way to help me out besides re-stating the already stated then why do you feel the need to post in this thread?

    I know how to measure the damn length... this ain't my first rodeo, cowboy. I was more curious if anyone knew it off the top of their head seeing how I was sitting in a class. Also I'm not going to just AAL because once again, as I stated above, they have a pretty good negative arch already. Yes I would like to build a leaf pack, I've done it for other rigs plenty of times. Why would I go buy something if I could build it? I would buy an alcan lift pack if I wasn't on a college sized budget, but I am.
     
  9. Apr 12, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    so you started this thread while sitting in class???


    if you already know so much why start this thread? not trying to be a dick, just saying...
     
  10. Apr 12, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    You must have dazed off in math as well. Because of the springs arc how can you get a single correct measurement without giving more details of when to take the measurement? Flat, on truck, off truck, no load, some load, how much of a load.
     
  11. Apr 12, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    Hmmm, der, maybe I'm an idiot? I'm just copying the URL out of my browser address and pasting it in the message.Try this?

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gr...heelers-offroad-1st-gen-leaf-replacement.html


    And here are the other threads, too:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/81221-my-leaf-springs-shot.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/81547-who-has-wheelers-offroad-1st-gen-replacement-leafs.html
     
  12. Apr 12, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    Yes, I started this thread while sitting in a class.

    I've done this on other rigs, like my '71 K10 chevy. I was asking because if someone has already done this I wouldn't have to go do all the work again, and post up how sweet it is just to have someone post a link saying it's been done on someone's build thread.

    Also, no I'm a Civil Engineering major, so I've probably taken as much or math than anyone on this forum. That has nothing to do with measuring a leaf. You can measure the length of the spring, eye to eye, with a cloth tape. Then measure the mount points on the frame and the length of the shackles... just sayin.
     
  13. Apr 12, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    Thanks for the links scocar, at least someone's trying to help.
     
  14. Apr 12, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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