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taco lean in the rear...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by HOSS454, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Dec 9, 2009 at 1:08 AM
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    HOSS454

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    so i have had the rear tsb done for some time now and noticed that my passenger sits higher than the driver side. i measured it and it came out to be almost an inch higher on the passenger side. i know there is a gas tank on the driver side but does anyone else have that problem?
     
  2. Dec 9, 2009 at 1:21 AM
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  3. Dec 9, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    It is most definitely the rear springs. Delt with this on my 01 and now my 05. I just ordered a 1/4" shim that I plan on adding to the rear drivers side spring pack using the center pin bolt. You can have them made any size and thickness here.

    www.4crawler.com

    I'm hoping that my 1.5" AAL will make up for the other 1/4 or 1/2 inch once installed.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    chris4x4

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    You can have a local spring shop add more arch to the driver side to eliminate the lean.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    My local dealer didn't give me any problems when I asked for the rear spring TSB to be done on my 2010. Try a different dealer or talk with a service manager and good luck.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:11 AM
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    this is normal

    you, the battery and the gas tank are on the left side

    watch, if your tank is almost empty, the taco lean should be less

    BTW the left leaf IS arched more to help compensate for the extra weight.

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    the middle leaf is the left side 4x4/pre runner leaf

    the left one is your right one

    the one on the right is my stock 5 lug leaf....
     
  8. Dec 17, 2009 at 2:16 AM
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    This is true.

    Checkout my photos of the TSB springs.

    Left hand/Drivers
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    Right Hand/ passenger
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  9. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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    hmmm interesting hey silverback lemme know how your fix works out i've developed a lean after installing my dakars
     
  10. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    I noticed this "lean" in my truck too.. but really i measured at the leaves to the ground on both sides and the springs were even on each side but for some reason the drivers side was still lower in the back.. I also noticed though that there was about a 1/4" larger gap between the cab and bed on the drivers side compared to the passenger side... I just bought a bunch of washers from the local hardware store and loosened each bed bolt on the drivers side and placed 1/4" worth of washers on the bolt at the very back of the bed then less and less further up... This cleared up my taco lean..
     
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