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Tacoma Spring refurbishing

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

  1. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    Nice job, I need to do that to my truck here soon, the front of my are goin upside down already.
     
  2. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    Yeah, there's a lot of jibber jabber about the 63" Chevy spring adapted to the Taco.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    What's the deal with that Ive been hearing this a lot lately
     
  4. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    63'' meaning S-10 or full size?
     
  5. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Good question Dave , as the spring compresses whether from a load or hitting a pothole all that energy is forced upward, although strangely enough the "impact" is transferred downward in the form of spring compression, the longest leaf (least resistance) obliviously sends the energy downward to the next ,shorter leaf (more resistance) & so on (the shorter the leaf, the greater the resistance to compression. Ok the ends of the leafs are the first recipient of all this energy & I believe the theory is with the ends slightly trimmed at angles the absense of the extra metal coupled with the shorter, stouter more resistant springs dampens the impact of the springs compressing together in succession (longer to shorter) Not a 100% on this but damn it sounds good (pretty sure thats it though...)
     
  6. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    They get them from full size rigs.
    You have to relocate a couple of spring hangers, though.

    http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20665
    A lot of the info is on 1st gen Taco but I don't know why it wouldn't work for 2nd gen.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    That sounds right
     
  8. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    gotcha
     
  9. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    :eek:My springs. They will look so good when they are :burnrubber:installed tomorrow:cheers::burnrubber::burnrubber:
     
  10. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    You guys bring up a good point of refference for me, this MOD is for refreshing/lifting/firming up the OEM main & secondary leafs, this assuming the main leaf is still rebuildable. I determined a while back that the last (or first) 10" of main spring from the eyelett is key to the whole process, all springs can lose arc (frown on you) but usually can be corrected with addition of more/BETTER steel, that said if the 10" I talk about is actually "bent" then the main spring becomes a door stop

    & I drive a 1st gen & mine was a guniea pig for this whole deal . Had it not worked out so well trust me ya'll wouldn't be reading this now. 1st gen, 2nd gen. no matter it'll work wonders...
     
  11. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    I know buddy, hit me up when your ass begins to thaw....:D
     
  12. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    S-10?? K-10 maybe? C-10?
    Thats a monster s10 :eek:
     
  13. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    I can't even remember seeing a 1 ton flatbed S-10 but apparently they exist (to my good fortune)

    theres 8 nicely ,evenly arc'd leafs including the overload;)
     
  14. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    your the man doug helping people out whenever you can. Thats awesome!
     
  15. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    Dude, why dont I just give you my springs instead (they will fit ya know)

    you dont want chevy springs on your 'taco:p:p
     
  16. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    Thanks Andrew !! hopefully the transmission fairy will see this & help an old fugger out !!! :D
     
  17. Dec 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    Oh yeah, heres a pic of the 10" i'm talking about


    I suck at diagrams but you get the idea, if its actually bent within that violet (fucia ?? fuck i dont know) line between the blue points, I wont waste my time with it...


    [​IMG]
     
  18. Dec 22, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    Aww shit, it be thawed by now, got here Monday.

    I guess I should go hit up a few junk yards tomorrow or next week. How wide are the leafs you get? I believe mine are 2.25".
     
  19. Dec 22, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    ahhh nice.... & my ride is broke as fuck still, dammit no going to pancake this time either, although dont know if its even doable anymore...

    if your serious about the springs I can point you towards a good spot, PM me if interested

    I seriously think you'll want to do this sooner or later,

    matt is still pounding the shit out of his & he's prolly more bonzai than 95% of peeps here
     
  20. Dec 22, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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