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Replace factory leaf spring....

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 67tone67, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. 67tone67

    67tone67 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Any suggestions for replacments? Brands?
     
  2. JaSkynyrd

    JaSkynyrd Ron F. Swanson

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    Are you wanting to go aftermarket or replace with OEM? Lift or stock height?

    There are guys on the forum with aftermarket leafs from Wheelers (made by Alcan), OME, Alcan, and Deaver, and also Toytec and some of the previously mentioned suppliers make Add-A-Leaf kits for your leaf springs. I probably left some out but use the search button to search leaf springs and you'll get lots-o'-info.
     
  3. 4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    You have a few options as far as brands go, depending how "hands on" mechanically you are you can save a huge amount of $$$$$$ An AAL may solve your problem for awhile but thats asking alot from adding one small leaf to your existing springs, I rebuilt mine by adding 2 Ford springs to eachside.. great results ;)
     
  4. Sixgun

    Sixgun Well-Known Member

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    I used Dorman springs. Just an aftermarket OEM replacement. Paid right around $100 ea. bought online which is about $75-$100 cheaper than what Advance/Auto Zone retail.
     
  5. 67tone67

    67tone67 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My truck is stock 4 banger..... I considered a lift.... But i havent decided.... Dont want to over ( meat ) my engine! Stock wheels and tires too.... Im thinkin jut factoy replacements ..... Maybe a block lift later?! I have plenty of mechanic experience.... Just getting an opinion because i know toy factory leafs sag over time
     
  6. 4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    You just answered your own question bro', our stock leafs really suck so ya don't want to replace one POS with another, Aftermarket springs maybe your only choice if wanting to stay at stock height....;)
     
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