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Sagging Front Springs on DC

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by orange2016, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Sep 18, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    orange2016

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    I'm looking at buying an '04 DC TRD and noticed the front springs are sagging towards the top. Both sides are like this. The truck only has 46K miles on it though, so I'm just wondering if the springs will likely need replacement?

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  2. Sep 18, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    That's normal. Those are progressive rate coils. They're suppose to look like that.
     
  3. Sep 25, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    I can understand progressive rate coils, but I've seen pictures of other springs from the 1st Gen DC TRD and they aren't that bad at the top of the coils.

    This is the space at the bump stop, doesnt seem like much travel:
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  4. Sep 25, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    Those will need replaced. Mine were like that on my TRD when I got it, but not nearly as bad.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    The springs need to be replaced. There should be space about 1/4 inch or more at least between the top coils under weight. Progressive springs just have less space than others but there needs to be space for them to work. If that truck hits a bump there is no room left for the progressive coils to move.
     
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    holy shit thats some sad sad coils lol

    coils are pretty cheap tho to replace.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    those need replace, progressive spring are at the bottom where they look compress not the top.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    yeah...those are sagging...lol

    Looks like its time for some OME suspension
     
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    looks like a super nice truck. Looks really clean.

    Is it 70k miles or kms?

    And if that is in canadian dollars...thats like $20,200 US. Kinda pricey...but idk what taco's go for in canadia...:D

    A taco like that would probably go for about 15k in my area.
     
  11. Sep 25, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    Ya it's 70k kms, about 43k miles. And it is Canadian $$. I've been looking at this truck and many other Taco's for a while and it seems to be overpriced. If I could get it for $17 I'd be happy, but according to the carfax the truck came from Florida and was bought at Auction by ColorCars in 2009 and has been for sale in Canada for about 4 months. The dealership didn't seem very interested in moving their price. I think they bought it for $20,900 back in 2009 and used it as a personal vehicle for a little over a year.

    I've gone to check it out in person and it is super clean. Seems to drive fine too, but I've never owned a truck so idk what taco's drive like. The suspension is definitely done, but I have an OME light duty kit planned for it anyway.
     
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    If you could get it for 17k that wouldn't be bad.... 20k is just too much for a used truck...IMO..
     
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    Yeah that is way overpriced. 17 would be better, I got pretty much the identical truck with 47,000 miles for 15k. Not Canada, but Alaska prices tend to be higher than most places, too.
     
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    At first I too thought it a little pricey but a quick check with Kelly Blue Book shows it at 21,800 US dollars, dealer price. So if you can get them to shave another $500 to 1,000 off get it. I would have a good mechanic look it over first. Low milage is a big plus.
     
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