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Tacoma Spring refurbishing

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

  1. 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.

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  2. 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:
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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!
     
  5. 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..:(
     
  6. May 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    im feeling the need for more arch....

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  7. May 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    sent a PM :D
     
  8. 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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  9. 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
     
  10. May 30, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    How much more ARC do ya want young fella ??...:D
     
  11. 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?
     
  12. May 30, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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    I go Saturday for drop out to full compress fitting, I told them the drop out will make you scratch your head for a basically stock spring...
     
  13. May 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    Hmmmm, let me kick it around my empty head Erik, i'm sure something will fall out....
     
  14. May 31, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    would 1/2 ton chevy springs be worth picking up for cheap?
     
  15. May 31, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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    Absolutely , older 1/2 ton Chevy springs is what I use
     
  16. May 31, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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    ok so i picked them up and there a tiny bit wider than the toyota ones, the u-bolts go on with some taps with the hammer but then they dont line up with the bolt holes on the lower shock mount what do you do?
     
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    If they aren't too far off, you can take a large set of channel locks or a c-clamp and squeeze the ends back together until you can get the plate on. Then it's just a matter of tightening the nuts down.
     
  18. May 31, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    Ok so I just pulled the trigger on this one like a year later than I wanted to. Needless to say love the ride and firmness. Ill post up more pictures and a review once I wheel it a little more. Only questions to the peeps that have done this is will the springs settle a little as I'm riding a little higher than wanted in the rear. I used oem main and second spring and put 2 Chevy (mid 80's) under that.
    Options
    1- put a 1/4-1/2 inch plate above my 5100/885(due to a 1/2 sag I developed over a year and get it to a decent rake.
    2-the leafs settle a little and all is good.
    3-change the leafs around-ie. take out the second Yota spring or only use 1 Chevy?

    Thoughts?
     
  19. May 31, 2013 at 9:11 PM
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    ive tried that i got them to go in but the they were so tight on the plate it wouldnt tighten down and settle on the axle, i think im just going to grind a little bit off right where the u-bolts sit just enough to make it easy to get them on ill post pics tomorrow
     
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