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Shackles or leafs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tacoma mud, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Jul 26, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    Tacoma mud

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    Should i get the shackles or the springs for my rear suspension?
     
  2. Jul 26, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    *leaf springs
     
  3. Jul 27, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Leafs are typically more recommended. I believe the longer the shackle, the more strain on the leaf packs
    But there are plenty of people that have either
     
  4. Jul 27, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Ok thanks ill probably just go with the leafs then :D
     
  5. Jul 27, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    for your first gen that likely has the weak OEM springs, go with a heavy duty aftermarket spring pack like OME or Alcan.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    Yea i was gonna get the alcan 8 spring set with the 5150 billies
     
  7. Jul 28, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    sounds good! cheers!
     
  8. Jul 28, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    Now im trying to decide between the fox coil overs or the toytec ones. I really dont wanna pay 1200 for a set of coil overs but their suposed to be real good... I dont know what to do :(
     
  9. Jul 30, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    Fox's are the shit. Check out some classifieds like DezerRangers or Race-Dezert. You'll be amazed some of the deals you can find.

    As far as the rear I vote leafs. If you can do leafs and a longer shackle down the road you'd gain up and down travel. Do you ever tow a load?
     
  10. Jul 30, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    Nope just mudding and to and from work :D
     
  11. Jul 30, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    Nice well I'd get some leafs and throw a longer shack on there with a 10 or 12 inch shock. It'll ride awesome and you'll get wayy more travel. You can find some used fox king or icons on the classifieds, they're all rebuildable.
     
  12. Jul 30, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    Yea i think im gonna go with the kings :D
     
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