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Saggy Rear End. Best option for it?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by PITS4LIFE, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Dec 31, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    PITS4LIFE

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    Hey, this is my first post. Just want to say "what up." I have a 2002 Double Cab 4x4 TRD. I really love this truck. Have had it now for 2 years, and plan on keeping it for many more.

    The previous owner installed the 3" spacer lift up front. When I purchased the truck it looked pretty level. 2 years later (as a work truck, carrying tools and such, probably 100 lbs. max.), I have noticed considerable amount of sag at the rear end, about 2". I need a fix. So far I'm thinking OME/Dakar leaf pack is the answer. Can I install just the leaf packs and I'm good to go? Or do I need new shocks too? If I need new shocks, what are your recommendations? Or if there is another option?

    I'm not looking to dump a pile of dough into this, but I do use it as a work truck and put alot of miles on. I would like to keep the spacer lift up front. I want to get the rear back to level or a little higher. I'm no mechanic, but I had a look under the truck and the leafs seem to be very flattened out, and there's maybe 50 lbs worth of stuff in the box. From some research, blocks, AAL's, and shackles don't sound like the answer for this problem.

    I appreciate your help. Thank you.
     
  2. Dec 31, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    Konaborne

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    depends on how much you want to spend, OP- new leaf packs would require longer shocks and an extended brake line

    the cheaper side of the spectrum would be extended length 5100s, all the way up to top of the line resi shocks from brands like King, Icon and Fox (they'd give the best ride too, though)
     
  3. Dec 31, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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  5. Dec 31, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    Thanks for all your help. I'm pricing everything out on Toytec.com right now.

    5100's and Eibach coils up front would be the coilover kit. Too much $ for me right now. So I think I will just stick with the rear 5100's and leaf pack.

    What do the rear 5100's need to be set at? I won't be installing these myself but want to make sure the mechanic gets a heads up.

    I think I will be buying the front 5100's for my FJ this spring.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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    Am I going to need new U-bolts, Diff Drop kit (not sure if the previous owner installed), Tailpipe relocation kit?
     
  8. Dec 31, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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    the rear shocks don't provide lift on our trucks, since the back is leaf sprung- the fronts are "adjustable" because the lower coil perch for the coil can be moved. (Adding compressing the stock coil to lift the front of the truck)

    so you don't have to worry about that.

    How bad are your CV angles? Diff drops cant hurt.

    Try giving toytec a call, i'm not too sure if they include new u-bolts with the new pack

    (shouldn't need the tailpipe relocation IIRC either)

    if you order from toytec, make sure you use their TW discount as well!
     
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