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Tacoma Spring refurbishing

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

  1. Jan 5, 2014 at 8:21 PM
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    Yeah, but ya know you guys could just as easily do it yourself if you wanted to, I can walk you guys thru it..
     
  2. Jan 5, 2014 at 8:33 PM
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    Dont have the equipment
     
  3. Jan 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM
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    You know people. *Backwoods, and I. I can translate "Old man talk" too ;-) .
     
  4. Jan 5, 2014 at 8:58 PM
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    True
     
  5. Jan 5, 2014 at 9:04 PM
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    What is this Old Man talk you speak of ???
     
  6. 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
     
  7. 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
     
  8. Jan 5, 2014 at 9:32 PM
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    I think I still have a little lean on my drivers side
     
  9. 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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  11. Jan 6, 2014 at 8:42 PM
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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..;)
     
  12. Jan 7, 2014 at 3:17 PM
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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.
     
  13. Jan 7, 2014 at 8:31 PM
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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.
     
  14. Jan 7, 2014 at 9:22 PM
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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
     
  15. Jan 8, 2014 at 6:45 PM
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    Sure,
     
  16. Jan 8, 2014 at 6:52 PM
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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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  17. Jan 13, 2014 at 2:19 PM
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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.
     
  18. Jan 14, 2014 at 6:02 PM
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    As is the nature of SUA, sometimes they make good donors for SOA, but usually too much ARC
     
  19. Jan 15, 2014 at 7:06 PM
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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...:)
     
  20. Jan 15, 2014 at 7:16 PM
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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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