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Tacoma Spring refurbishing

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

  1. May 17, 2014 at 1:56 PM
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    So best bet would be to replace one toyota leaf with a Chevy and leave the AAL? Or scrap the Aal and one of the toyota leafs and replace with two Chevy leafs?
     
  2. May 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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    Can you get me a couple good pics from the sideview & I'll tell you exactly what to do..
     
  3. May 17, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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    Yea of course let me get on some flat ground. Give me a few minutes
     
  4. May 17, 2014 at 2:10 PM
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    Sure thing bro'... take your time
     
  5. May 17, 2014 at 2:18 PM
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    Drivers side
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    Unloaded measurements and quarter tank of gas
    DF:23
    PF:23.25
    DR:23
    PR:24
     
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  6. May 17, 2014 at 10:47 PM
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    Damn I wish they still had speedway blue, love it.... Ok, your AAL has got to go , too much ARC leaving some gaps between leafs & as mentioned its doing all the work... So adding a couple nice ,evenly ARC'd donors will be a much needed upgrade bring your springs back to life, give you some lift, add load capacity, bring your ass end to a level measurement, no taco lean, no more axle wrap, & an on/offroad ride that you didn't think was possible, I'm serious , in the last 3 or so years I've been doing this between the trucks I've done personally here locally & members that have done this MOD numbers around 150-175 trucks & thats just on this site, this MOD works & it holds up, the lift & results you get will still be there a couple years from now....

    So the sales pitch is over, I DO build springs for those who neither want to do it but want it done, or don't have the resources/time to do it themselves, however you go about it , its a win/win situation....;)
     
  7. May 18, 2014 at 6:12 AM
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    Man I appreciate it. In the next few weeks (all depending on if I can get some steady work) I will tackle this. It's killing me how her ass looks. Needs to be little it ass high.

    I'm a DIY type of person so just out if curiosity how much do you charge to build a leaf pack? And what is the average price folks pay for a set of springs?
     
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  8. May 20, 2014 at 7:09 PM
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  9. May 20, 2014 at 7:18 PM
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    STFU old man! I'm drunk and angry and I'll take it out on you if I have to!
     
  10. May 20, 2014 at 7:37 PM
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    Forgive me if this has already been covered but I couldn't find it in the "Search this thread" tool.

    What are the facts about painting leaf springs? I have heard it is necessary to prevent rust buildup, but on the other hand I have heard that painting them leaves space between each leaf (If its an even coat I don't understand, but okay) causing them to crack.

    Thanks, Devin
     
  11. May 20, 2014 at 7:49 PM
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  12. May 20, 2014 at 9:09 PM
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    & minus any drama , I've got a couple huge personal issues that have ballooned out of control in regards to my mom's passing. & tho' I don't owe any answers in regard to personal issues i may be going thru' it is only RIGHT that i disclose this much to a public forum & to those who have trusted me, & that trust will not be violated by any personal issues i currently have, it TOO will pass & i'll be on even ground again , any current orders paid obliviously will be honored & a couple of you are minus hardware which you will be refunded, i just can't get my head wrapped around this shit right now & know thats not what you want to hear, but its being honest , so if ya'll just bear with me a bit more much appreciated & as always advice is free & will help anyone wth tech support... so there it is :notsure:
     
  13. May 20, 2014 at 10:59 PM
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    Well damn, Doug. Good luck sorting it out, and I hope this cheers you up a little.

    http://youtu.be/UJKythlXAIY
     
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  15. May 21, 2014 at 7:45 AM
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    cheers doug you won't hear a lip out of me complaining!
     
  16. May 31, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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    Alright Doug. I finally got a free weekend to give these Dodge Dakota springs I picked up a try. Got a couple of questions though. Pictures will help me explain.

    Here is my stock 1st Gen spring after taking out the center bolt.

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    1. Will these guys work or do they have too much arc? They pretty close to the factory ones.

    2. Where am I to put the new leaf or leaves in the pack? Between the last spring and the overload spring? Like this:

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    3. Just be be clear, I need to cut down my donor leaves to be 3.75 inches shorter on each end than the leaf they rest under, right? So, in this picture I would cut the purple donor spring down to be 3.75 inches shorter on each end than the yellow spring that rest on top of it and the one below it another 3.75 inches if I add two leaves?

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    4. What are folks using to replace the spring clamps? Circled here:

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    Lastly, does it matter which one of the donor leaves I use, the shortest, middle, or longest? They all appear to have the same arc.

    I hope I have this right. Ready to get cutting. Thanks for the help. Hopefully you can answer these few questions and others can compare them with the pics and get it.
     
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  17. Jun 2, 2014 at 10:37 PM
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    Doug,
    I have read up to page 88 of this thread but tragedy struck today and I have to skip to the end to ask a question. My second leaf on the passenger side split and I'm hoping the main is still salvageable so I can make OMD springs. Can you tell me if shes a goner. If I can rebuild it I'll go down to the junkyard as soon as possible and try to find something worth rebuilding with. Just to be clear I would rebuild both sides, it just so happens that that spring finally broke apart and if that side is good the other should be too.
    Thanks!

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  18. Jun 3, 2014 at 1:01 AM
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    I always paint my springs after I scale them with a cutoff wheel first to take off the big stuff, the usual rusting that takes place turns into solid deposits at some point when moisture is present, that shit has to go !! After de scaling the top/bottom of leafs, I always make a couple passes down the sides (the thin part of the leafs) from end to end, then I wire wheel them do a last inspection & paint... Look at any new leafpack, you'll see their painted through & through, I'm no different so whereever you got that info about paint cause gaps between leafs is B.S., your going to have gaps on any spring that has anti squeak pads on the ends, & no paint is going to cause cracks haha someones fucking with you I think Devin... just hang on a bit we'll get you straightened out....;)


    Thanks dude, & to all I apologize for my partial meltdown, I was being fed alot of bullshit about my moms probate/estate timeline ...assholes...anyway.....we roll....:)


    Perfect, you'll do fine...


    Dude, I'm trying to figure out what the hell is up with bushing wrap (military wrap) at the front hanger in first pic

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    & , its getting uglier for you sadly...
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    I'll be honest, these springs have been heavily abused by weight, not only because they're broken but what really concerns me is the hanger ends, trhe secondary springs are so obviously deformed & sacked I wouldn't even consider using any of your leafpacks, scrap time man, I'm sorry... You're only the second or third person out of 1000's I've had to tell that ..

    You need to find another set of stock springs that are buildable, if I saw them in person , maybe I'd change my mind, but since I dont have them in front of me I can't in good conscience tell you anything different.....You start looking & I will too... pretty sure some will pop up here onsite for cheap, maybe even free...
     
  19. Jun 3, 2014 at 1:08 AM
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    Well, it's good to know that they aren't worth my time, I guess my ride home with all of my stuff from college is going to be a bit hairy but oh well. I'll have to keep my eyes out for some usable stockers then (I really don't want aftermarket leafs after seeing this thread). If anything viable pops up gimme a holler. Do you think it is okay to drive on, just on road.
    Thanks Doug
     
  20. Jun 3, 2014 at 1:18 AM
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