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Tacoma Spring refurbishing

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

  1. May 18, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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    You have just fallen into the dbl smartass column, congrats !! May you're leafs remain permanently frowned....:p:D


    Not in print yet, theres going to be a couple changes but I better get off my ass & get it submitted with changes pretty quick or Erik's going to kick my ass....:eek:;)
     
  2. May 18, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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    But I did actually approach him before with an offer of splitting the cost of internet only but he'd hear none of it, maybe I should talk to his wife instead...:notsure:
     
  3. May 18, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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  4. May 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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    It won't fail you I promise......;)
     
  5. May 20, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    No im going to send my wife over with her Gold pan and she can pan you to death...
     
  6. May 20, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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    Whoa, you mean there's a NEW Mexico??
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    ...and welcome back!
     
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  7. May 20, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    Whoa, you mean there's a NEW Mexico??
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    Nice! :thumbsup:






    ...although, the more I look at it, the more I see OM'F'D...
     
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  8. May 25, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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    Hi Doug. Just want to say it's freakin' awesome how you re-purpose salvage parts to achieve your objectives with your truck. You really know your stuff. It's just uber-cool. :D

    I have a question for you about whether my springs are trashed. They do sag in that 10" section you were talking about, but I'm not sure what you consider bent. Can you give me an opinion from these pics?

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    I'd really like to do the Ranger spring mod and delete the AAL. It sounds like it might be the cheapest way to go.

    Thanks!
     
  9. May 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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    Think I can bring these back to life? Planning on moving this weekend and then getting to the JY the following to get some new packs.

    Driver Side
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    Passenger Side
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  10. May 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    first off doug you are the man, Thank you for giving me the advice and instructions on what to do thanks to your help I was able to get rid of my 3 inch block. anyone who has questions go to doug he is the man. Here are some before and after pics I have already tested them out in the desert and loading 1000 lbs they took it like champs. I added 4 leafs and left the overload my donor springs were not arched very much is why I added so many to achieve the lift height I wanted.

    Before
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    After
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  11. May 30, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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    Thank you Judy & I'm so embarrassed because i just realized that you've never gotten those spacers from me for the carrier.....:eek::eek::eek::eek: I am so sorry.. its been a rough couple months caring for my mom & I just been forgetting shit/pre occupied...please forgive.:eek:

    Ha, yeah i can see it too...:)



    Hey thank YOU for the kind words.....

    I'm on the fence about yours, i see the sag but from angles given it looks like it could be bent , get me a couple pics "straight on" with priority being on the hanger (forward) end, if its bent, your done sadly, but we'll see...



    Hi Clifford, yeah yours have same old warp, but rebuildable....



    Thats Great to hear stephan !! & WOW, that is a stout looking pack, looks fuckin great IMO !! well done, hows the ride ?? gotta be better than blocks right ?...:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  12. May 30, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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    Its a little stiff unloaded but not to bad I love the ride over bumps on a dirt road they ride awesome. I only left the overload on for the break line bracket
     
  13. May 30, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    As requested, side on pics of the front ends of the springs...

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    Sorry for the crappy pics. It was almost dark so I was kinda guessing on the shots.

    That left spring looks like a tilde (~). :eek:

    Thanks!
     
  14. May 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    Nice..... personally i like a firm ride, always have, my stock susp was to the point that my hyundai or my saturn took bumps better, thats what prompted me to start this thread...:)


    Oh no worries Lee.....

    I dont have to say this much luckily but your mainsprings are door stops, done, its a very gentle neg ARC , unusual.. usually they bend with a "hump" so its easy to spot, your not so much... I'm sorry man..:(
     
  15. May 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    im feeling the need for more arch....

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  17. May 30, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    Yeah theres a fix for that issue , my buddy tyler (Pelfrey offroad) machined some compression plates for me with 3/8" holes , ran some 3/8" all thread cut to length, tightened down with Nylocks til the plates start to warp over the springs, done, its now a compression clamp, I've been using a self tapper to the thin metal bracket on cable to the spring clamp installed...;)


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  18. May 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    Well framis. I kinda suspected that they were toast with how they looked kinda axle wrapped sitting static. The truck is turning into a money pit, but I guess once I get it straightened out it'll hopefully ease up.

    So...the Ranger main springs...how different are they dimensionally from Tacoma springs?

    Thanks for the guidance, Doug, even if it wasn't good news. I appreciate it.

    Cheers,

    Lee
     
  19. May 30, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    How much more ARC do ya want young fella ??...:D
     
  20. May 30, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    from what I have, maybe 1.5-2" take the 2nd toyota out and replace with 3/4 ton.

    thoughts?
     
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