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School me on Leaf springs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Fiddynut, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    Fiddynut

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    I want to get some stock leafs for my lifted double cab.
    Is there a difference between double cab, standard cab, and Extra cab springs?
    Thanks in advance for the info.
     
  2. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    How much lift in front? What are you using to lift the back now?
     
  3. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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  4. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    Basically i want to put the truck back to stock. It has one of those Deaver AAL 3pack things.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    If I was going back to stock in back, I would consider the 4-leaf pack from Wheelers Offroad. It is advertised as "stock" ride height.

    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacoleafs.htm

    You could just remove the AAL on your current setup, but its there for a reason. Probably the stock leafs are in bad shape.

    Do you have a plan for the front?
     
  6. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    So you're lifted and want to go back to stock ?

    If yes, I would go over to Buy/Sell and post a WTB ad and see if someone has stock suspension components laying around that would work for your year Taco.
    Very likely that you can find what you need there. Often that stuff will have been taken off with low mileage on it.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    This x2
     
  8. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    i know someone looking to sell there stock leaf pack
     
  9. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    Already did!:)
    I have 5100s all around. I was going to keep the front ones. I still have my stock coils. Then run some bilstein yellows in the back maybe with a 1" block.
    Im just not happy with the ride quality.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    That's because blocks suck and make the leaf pack fail faster.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Then would shackles be a better choice?
     
  12. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    over blocks? much better
     
  13. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    I don't know what to tell you...
    first you say you want to go back to stock then say you want to lift the rear with block?
    and you're already lifted Im confused

    What do you want the final outcome to be?

    To go back to stock, swap leaf packs and 5100s with a local member plus some cash on his end.
     
  14. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    Are your Bilsteins set at 0.0 with stock coil springs ?

    So you like the front "ride quality" and it's the rear that's too stiff ?
     
  15. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    Front I'm running 5100s on the lowest clip with the toytec coils.
    rear is the deaver 3 pack thing.
    I don't like the front ride quality. The springs are to stiff.
     
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    This just seems to keep going in a circle:goingcrazy:
     
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    so you want better ride lifted? or go back to stock? im confused :confused:
     
  18. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    OP, I suggest you spend some time perusing the the Suspension Lift Info and Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide Stickies. LOTS of good info... Once you have a better idea of what you have, and what you want, you'll find lots of folks happy to answer questions.

    In the meantime, I urge caution in purchasing used stock leafs. Our trucks' OEM leafs are notorious for going flat prematurely. The Wheelers 4-leaf pack that Digiratus recommended is probably a better choice.
     
  19. Dec 22, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    I don't think there was a question of "what do I have" I bought it and installed it. I know what I have. I stated I don't like the ride quality from the front springs. And that I'm looking to go back to or close to stock.
    Scottri thanks for answering my OG question.
    4WD what you're doing is sick and I might look into it as an option. Thanks for the lesson.
     
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