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Sagging rear springs, Best options?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 01tacoprerunner, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    I really dont want to have to replace my whole leaf pack!

    Would an AAL, fix my springs that are frowning? Or an AAL and Timbren suspension enhancement? or should i just drop the money and buy new leafs, which i really dont want to have to do!
     
  2. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    I'm in the same boat. I think mine are so far gone that an AAL won't do anything. I'll be adding new leafs and leveling out the front at the same time I think.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    I didn't want to do it either, but it's your best option. If they're frowning, an AAL will only delay the inevitible and cause you to spend more money (in the long run). Do it right the first time...
     
  4. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    I was in the same boat. I ended up getting a new leaf pack. Wheeler's 5 leaf pack. No regrets at all, I love it.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    Yall are probably right, damn I dont want to spend $500 on leafs
     
  6. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    Hows the load carrying capacity on that? I haul a mower and 4wheeler around often.
     
  7. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    JayARRGHH

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    do the ome lift where you get new packs and struts.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    I got an ome and 5100 lift for the front of my truck already. Im thinking about the all pro expedition leafs.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    Mine were like that but I just mix and matched my springs with ones from an S10 blazer. Got roughly 3.5-4" of lift. A smoother ride than with an aal and still able to tow the trailers and everything else I haul in the bed.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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    The 5-pack, which gives abtou 1.5 lift, has one more leaf than stock (4 leafs), so it increases capacity. On their website, they don't say by how much, but if you ask Wheeler's, they may be able to give you the spec. Alcan fabs these for them.

    How much does your ATV weigh? Maybe some other guys who do the same can give you more info.
     
  11. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    Spend the money on new leafs :)
    I called Deaver and talked them into 9 pack leaves if I paid cash. $600
    You could send him a money order.
     
  12. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    Me & this guy are on the same page with inexpensive improvements.

    My rear spring rebuild with addition of 2 Ford springs, gained 3"..about $50 both sides
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    i want to know exactly what you did
     
  14. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    This is a pretty good idea. Might be worth it for me to check out some junk yards.:cool:

    My mower, gas, weedeater, and blower are probably 300-400 pounds and it sags with them on there.
    I think it weighs between 700 and 900 pounds. and i tow a small trailer occationally
     
  15. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    How do thos ride?
     
  16. Aug 8, 2011 at 12:21 AM
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    i have Wheelers 5 pks and the rode great. I then added their AAL they make for their leaf packs to give more lift to match up with my Eibach coils. Looks great and holds plenty of weight.

    The Allpro expos tho are great packs from what i have read. However they do ride fairly stiff on an unloaded truck. So unless you plan on having some weight in the back all the time...would totally recommend them. But again, thats just what i have read. I think i will get them next anyways.
     
  17. Aug 8, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    I'd look at the AllPro Expedition leaves, or the OME Dakars to match your front susp. If you get the Dakars, get the D6XL AAL to go with them. You'll want the extra load capacity.
     
  18. Aug 8, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    I cut the 2 Ford springs approx. 3.5" off each end ,With the longer spring 40.5" overall & the shorter spring 33.5" respectively for a 5 leaf pack that will give any allpro,deaver,etc: a run for their money...;)

    the ride is awesome, on/offroad, firmer but not harsh, more travel, no bottoming, perfect rebound (dips once & stops as a spring should)
     
  19. Aug 8, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    99yodataco

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    ^^^ that's how mine ride as well.
     
  20. Aug 8, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    what are the ford springs off of?

    im gonna do this
     
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