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Seeking advice on Hellwig rear helper springs

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Happy on Mondays, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Jul 27, 2018 at 4:21 PM
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    Happy on Mondays

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    TACOMA guy with very little mechanical skills seeking advice….
    17 DCLB sport - I have added maybe 600 pounds by adding a sleeping platform, camping drawer, roof rack, 12 gal of water on rack and camping supplies. This "helper" was suggested by a local shop. Any thoughts/suggestions?
     
  2. Jul 27, 2018 at 4:29 PM
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    eldedo

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    suggestion dakar heavy leaf pack.
     
  3. Jul 27, 2018 at 5:12 PM
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  4. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:25 PM
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    Do yourself a favor and do it right add heavier springs...second option would be to throw your money away and hack it as suggested by local shop...watch them fumble about and fuck it all up!
     
  5. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:47 PM
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    mutely

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    Depends on your budget. If you are looking for help when carrying (non permanent) loads & towing, then helper springs, air bags, bumpstop (ie sumo) helpers are all options, with different pros and cons. If you are looking for help to carry permanent loads (sounds like you are), then there is no substitute for changing the spring pack for a correctly sized set for the increase load, nothing else will be as good.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2018 at 9:01 PM
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  7. Jul 28, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    Happy on Mondays

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    Thanks for the info - will not get Hellwigs and will look into getting new Hd springs.
     

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