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Rear Sag help on 1st Gen

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ixsanctifiedxi, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    ixsanctifiedxi

    ixsanctifiedxi [OP] II corinthians 5:21

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    Hey guys... I really hope I'm not beating a dead horse with this question but I've literally searched and searched and couldn't find a straight answer to what i was looking for...

    So I'm ordering my Billys all around from DSM, and when I was measuring the ground to fender I noticed that my driver rear is sagging and its sitting at 35".... The passenger rear is at 36.5".... my whole point in getting the Billys is to level out the truck, but with the back sagging how will that work? Since I'm going billys all around, will that correct the sag or am I going to have to get an AAL? or to replace the faulty leaf(s) on the drivers side?

    Thanks guys for all the help....
     
  2. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    that is known as the taco lean, all tacomas have it i believe. i think some people use like 1/4 spacers to fix this
     
  3. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    Go to my thread rear leaf fix $$$$$. That is what I did and it is working great.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    ixsanctifiedxi [OP] II corinthians 5:21

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    haha I think I read your thread on fixing it... I don't have anyone with an f-350 or equivalent... don't think I didn't think really long and hard about it though haha....
     
  5. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    If your leaf packs are that bad the AAL will only put a bandage on it and it will start sagging again. Mine were pretty bad and I didn't get much lift with the AAL so I removed it and bought new leafs. The 5100's will not lift your truck in the back so you will need to fix the leafs before or you will be ass low.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    Shocks in the rear of the truck do not give any lift. Are your leaf springs flat or have a negative arch? If they do they probably need replaced. That difference in heights passenger side to driver side is the taco lean lol.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    Beat me to it lol
     
  8. Jun 3, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    ixsanctifiedxi [OP] II corinthians 5:21

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    Deck Plate Mod, OME 881's on 5100's set to 0", Dakar leafs in the rear with 5100's...
    so basically replace the rear leaf packs? any suggestions on which to get? I plan on trailing a few times a year (once a month or so) but this is mainly a daily driver....
     
  9. Jun 3, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    are you looking to lift it or stay at stock height? wheelers has a few different leaf packs, for stock height and 1.5" of lift i believe. if myou want to go higher there is all pro they have a 3" leaf pack
     
  10. Jun 10, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    Deck Plate Mod, OME 881's on 5100's set to 0", Dakar leafs in the rear with 5100's...
    So... I was retarded and where I measured my truck I was on a slight incline... I re-messured it on level ground and the difference was less that 1/2" between driver and passenger sides... I ordered my billies today and am looking at getting a 1.5" -2" AAL soon... I'm on my way to my first mod!
     
  11. Jun 10, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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  12. Jun 10, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    When I had my Billies at 2.5 and an AAL I had a pretty bad rake.

    I would get the 5100's and Eibach coils before you get the Add a leaf. I know it may sound foolish but it's what I would do.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    what is the best leaf springs to get mine is broken on the passenger side and sagging altogether on the driver side.
     
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    Did you have to replace the UCA's when you did that??
     
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    No, you can achieve 3 inches of lift without needing anything else.
     
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    I'm really considering it, because I wasn't sure I wanted to run stock coils on new shocks... I figured if I'm gonna do the shocks why not the springs too... and it's not that much more expensive... I'll have to wait a pay check or two (moving to a new place 1st of July) to get the coils and AAL from Toyotec, but it will be worth it I think... if I'm doing it might as well do it right...
     
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    If you are getting the Eibachs and doing the installation yourself, be sure to let a shop or someone with a professional spring compressor mount the coils on the struts for you. They are so stiff its almost impossible to get them on with home compressors.
     
  19. Jun 14, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Girlfriends dad is the service manager at the local Honda place. He said he could hook me up on the install. Thanks for the help bud.
     
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