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Rear leafs breaking

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by boomzoom, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:12 AM
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    boomzoom

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    I have an 07 Double Cab, extended bed, 4x4 Tacoma with 63,000 miles (out of warranty). The spring setup is the three leaf variety. Last year the bottom leaf broke, no apparent reason, although I live in No. Vermont and most of the roads are dirt. I had it replaced. Last week the middle leaf broke again for no apparent reason. Question before repair: Should I just replace this leaf or AAL to help with the overall integrity of the setup. My Taco has not been modified except for air bags when I pull a travel camper (<3,000lbs). Other than the trailer, I don't carry heavy loads. I have heard about the TSB and contacted my dealer. He said to bad basically, out of warranty. I don't want to keep replacing these leafs annually. So any suggestions?
     
  2. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:16 AM
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    Kelson

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    i would try to find a new leaf pack instead of replacing just one leaf at a time...might help. they aren't that hard to find try and look in a junkyard or something they should run anywhere from $50-$150 depending on who/where you get them from.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:18 AM
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    Janster

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  4. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:40 AM
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    Thanks for the input. I will definitely consider searching for a new pack.

    Anyone have any luck with Timbrem suspension packs to help out with bottoming out if this is the cause of the leafs breaking?
     
  5. Aug 5, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    Pugga

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    I would push the dealer a little harder or find another dealer about the TSB. There's been some cases where people have gotten the dealer to eat the parts and paid the labor to install the TSB parts. You'll probably be able to lose the air bags when towing since the new springs are heavier.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    I would go to a spring shop and have them rebuild the spring packs to whatever specifications you want.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    Just a thought, but could the air bags have caused the light duty springs to break?
     
  8. Aug 5, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    I have broken 5 springs or so in the past 8-9 years - all while the truck has been empty. Its usually the result of a sudden and quick movement in the suspension, such as hitting a pothole or etc.
     
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