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SAGGY REAR END - HELP!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by geroniM0, May 10, 2012.

  1. May 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    geroniM0

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    So I promise I know how to use the search tool but I haven't been able to find anyone with my same issue so here goes-

    A couple of months ago I bought a used 2011 DCLB TRD Sport with a 1" block in the rear and 2" coil spacers in the front. It seemed dead level at first, but now the rear seems to be sagging. I had the leaf spring TSB done and that brought it up some, but the rear still sags about 3/4" lower than the front (maybe in part due to my A.R.E. Z series camper top?). I really want some rake back, but would settle for it at least being level. I have 285/75/R17 Cooper Discoverer Maxx tires, so I dont think lowering the front back down is an option. My local 4x4 shop suggested replacing the rear 1" block with a 2" block and replacing the stock Bilsteins with 5100's (because with the extra leaf and 1" block I'm already close to maxing out the stock shocks). What do you guys suggest to get some rake back and/or get rid of the sag?

    ANY help would be greatly appreciated...
     
  2. May 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    Stock Toyota springs don't carry for shit, TSB or not.

    You need Dakars or airbags.
     
  3. May 10, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    Don't replace the 1" block with a 2" block and shame on your shop for suggesting that you do so... Replace the 1" block with an add a leaf. It'll actually help support the additional weight of the shell and help reduce axle wrap induced by the block.

    I would also look into ditching the front spacer lift for a set of front 5100's also but that's another issue...
     
  4. May 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    get a set of dakar springs by old man emu and some new longer shocks. If you have to go cheap, I think they have a 2" add a leaf, but I would still suggest doing it right with a new pack and shocks if you plan on keeping your truck for long. Either way you may need the new shocks.
     
  5. May 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    Take out bottom , add top

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  6. May 10, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    I would suggest replacing the rear leaf springs. They are likely beat. Like the guy above suggested. Get some Dakars

    Edit: it is a 2011. The springs likely arent beat, but just unable to carry a load. Get Dakars.
     
  7. May 10, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    X2 for everything said above.
     
  8. May 10, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Yeah, I definitely want to eventually replace the front spacers with the 5100's.. And I was also worried about replacing a block with an even bigger block- for some reason buddy at the shop didnt seem to think it was a problem.. And, as for the springs-they are "brand new", tsb'ed less than a month ago.. But they hardly have any upward arc to them. The dealership service manager said thats just how they are...? Does that seem right either?
     
  9. May 10, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    TSB springs are crap , especially if you haul weight in your truck .

    Again , bottom gone , top in


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  10. May 10, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    Your buddy is half right. There's nothing technically wrong about using a taller block however it won't do anything to help your situation. It will cause axle wrap and wear out that new TSB leaf pack pretty quickly. Ditch the block and go with an AAL.

    Are you sure you have the TSB leaf pack? You should have 4 leafs total, including the overload leaf. Regardless, I'd look into AAL to solve your problem. Personally, I like the Icon or Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL. Gives you 2" of lift if you leave the overload leaf in place and rides very nice, especially if you have the extra weight of a shell.
     
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    Bullshit you searched , take your training wheels off, get out of the 2nd gen section & try looking in the suspension threads... C'mon newb, get it together....:p:p:)
     
  12. May 10, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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  13. May 10, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    haha!! newb is right.. but you just helped me figure out the quote tab...boom. and thanks...
     
  14. May 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    No worries bro'....glad to help...;)
     
  15. May 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    2" sounds good, but since the lift is coming from leaf springs, and I have a 200lb shell on the back at all times, will that depress the springs down below my target height? Would I still need the 1" block to get some rake?
     
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    You still him-hawing around ??

    Throw some springs on it & call it a day, we got more MODS to do dude...:)



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    Dakars will provide approx 2 3/4 - 3" of lift , with my cap on full time , my Daks settled approx 5/8" in a year
     
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    perfect. doing it. thanks for your help!!
     
  19. May 14, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    best/favorite to get them (and the 5100's) online..?
     
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