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Tacoma Spring refurbishing

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 4WD, Dec 22, 2011.

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  1. Jan 5, 2014 at 8:33 PM
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    Dont have the equipment
     
  2. Jan 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM
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    You know people. *Backwoods, and I. I can translate "Old man talk" too ;-) .
     
  3. Jan 5, 2014 at 8:58 PM
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    True
     
  4. Jan 5, 2014 at 9:04 PM
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    What is this Old Man talk you speak of ???
     
  5. Jan 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM
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    Doug, you may have answered/stated this before, but what do you use for a center pin?
    That the only thing that has me stumped , the leaf clamps are very simple and straightforward
     
  6. Jan 5, 2014 at 9:25 PM
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    Well you can go to National Spring or ORW, both are in El Cajon, or you can go to home depot, get 3/8"' dia. fine thread bolts with nuts to match (grade 5) knock the corners off the head of the bolt & your good (bolt should be 3" long)

    The ready made ones from National Spring are probably your best bet, they're about $5 for 2, tell them you need the 3/8" thread size
     
  7. Jan 5, 2014 at 9:32 PM
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    I think I still have a little lean on my drivers side
     
  8. Jan 6, 2014 at 8:18 PM
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    Just kidding


    I used a socket cap bolt/screw from Lowes, it's got a round head. Like so. [​IMG]
     
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    Haha no worries dude , I figured as much...:D

    I know it doesn't matter probably but the reason I don't use those is because of the lack of material in the center (hollowed out), just takes away sheer strength from not having solid head into perch, but no biggie..;)
     
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    could i order just the leaves from you? i can cut and do all that nonsense but i can't find the right width leaves anywhere.
     
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    What about leaves that don't really offer lift? I don't really plan on lifting my truck. Running stock suspension w/ 31's. Really would just like to replace the old toyota ones. They have some miles, so just going back to stock would probably offer more then enough lift for me.
     
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    Check out some Dodge Dakotas, they were 3/4 ton & sat pretty low which would indicate a thicker , slightly wider spring (still within specs) with little ARC to its radius
     
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    Sure,
     
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    i just saw your post about dakota leaves, i think i can find some of those :spy:
     
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    Ever tried to find a set of jeep commanche(cherokee pickup) springs to use, my old one was 2wd and spring under but the truck set up high to be 2wd almost like a prerunner.
    Also some of them came with a big ton package with somewhere around a 1700 payload.
    The jeep trucks arent as common as a s10 or dakota though and Ive only saw one of the hd package ones.(they have bedside decals)

    Edit, I remember the leafs seemed to have a ton of arch.
     
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    As is the nature of SUA, sometimes they make good donors for SOA, but usually too much ARC
     
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    Local Member SUAZOYOTA (Spencer) is a happy camper after getting his springs on this afternoon, nice to have another one in the win column...

    You're welcome buddy...:)
     
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    What can happen with too much arch, a rough ride? Ive got some leafs off a 2wd S10 (sua) on my tacoma and it ride pretty stiff. If i have 300-1000 pounds in the bed it rides super smooth like a caddy though. I also have some kinda cheap shocks on it though.

    You can put me in the win column to, Ive had my omd add a leaf packs on a while now.
     
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    Not enough
    Yessir I am 100% completely satisfied! I asked for a bit of a confusing set of leafs, soft but not too soft and don't lose too much of stiffness to the ride while adding an inch or two. I don't know how he does it but it was spot on and exactly what I requested! Firm not STIFF, soft cushy comfortable feel to the ride but not spongy or too soft of a feel and got rid of the sagging of the rearend and giving just the perfect lift for what I do. Best of all, I was having a newbie moment and struggling with install and Doug went out of his way to help me out with the whole install. I can't thank you enough Doug and it was such a pleasure to meet you finally! Left pic is before right is just after

    Oh chit, I'll get better pics of the after install, so blurry and doesnt show any awesomeness

    IMG_00000359.jpg
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