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Rear Lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jcampb14, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Nov 29, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    jcampb14

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    I have heard of people taking the rear leaf packs on the tacoma and flipping them over to add lift. is this a safe alternative or even possible
     
  2. Nov 29, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    Snowman

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    If you could, it would lower the truck...? Makes no sense to me
     
  3. Nov 29, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    Maybe he's referring to the overload spring? :notsure:
     
  4. Nov 29, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    Thats what Im thinking would happen too.
     
  5. Nov 29, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    yea...i think he is talking about the overload spring. Not recommended and i bet it would ride like shit seeing as to how thick the thing is. It won't flex. Just get an AAL. Wheelers only costs 77 bucks.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    A little lift & some extra steel....
    Is he referring to a spring over conversion? I'm not sure about Gen1 trucks.....but does the axle sit "on" the leaf packs or do the leaf packs sit on top of the axle?
     
  7. Nov 29, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    A little lift & some extra steel....
    sorry...double post....piece of junk PC!
     
  8. Nov 29, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    packs sit on the axle
     
  9. Nov 29, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    A little lift & some extra steel....
    Well that eliminates a spring over conversion then.:D
     
  10. Nov 29, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    5 lugs are SUA and I considered flipping mine for lift but decided against it... But the OP lists a 4X4 so his axle is sprung over.

    I would also suggest shackles, OP. They give lift without stiffening the ride and allow for more flex. It's what I have in the rear of mine.
     
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