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Tacoma Spring refurbishing

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

  1. Jul 22, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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    Ok, all those in favor of name change to Dave say "I".....:p:rolleyes::D
     
  2. Jul 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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  3. Jul 22, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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    No it doesn't !!! & why the hell haven't you come by to see me since you've gotten back ?? Just sent ya a text too....:mad::cool::p
     
  4. Jul 22, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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    im not back, im 2000 miles away from you guys
     
  5. Jul 22, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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    Dave? Dave's not here!
     
  6. Jul 22, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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    No not Dave, Dale is the spring guy :rolleyes:
     
  7. Jul 22, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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    want a sticker ??......:spy:
     
  8. Jul 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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    Stickers, yes, I like stickers!
    Thanks Doug
     
  9. Jul 23, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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    CLICK ON SIGNATURE>>>>
    Finally got to flex out the springs
    Full stuff
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    I actually still had a little more droop that I could go than this
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    Perfect for what I need. I don't plan on doing any kind of serious rock crawling so that will do just fine
     
  10. Jul 23, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    So I went to the junkyard today and all I found were springs that were 2.5 in wide. Can I still use those or do we prefer to find the 2.375 wide springs? Here's some of what I found. On another note will I need longer u- bolts?ImageUploadedByTapatalk1374631974.119636.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1374631992.786760.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1374632014.957545.jpg
     
  11. Jul 23, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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    Are those Ford springs ?? If a true 2.5" wide it must be a newer chevy

    Alot of Fords are 2.5", in any event you can use them but you may have to channel grind the sides where the U bolts flip over..
     
  12. Jul 24, 2013 at 6:06 AM
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    There were on a 77 chevy 1/2 ton ill keep looking
     
  13. Jul 24, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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    I got plenty of room for stickers

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jul 25, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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    Sorry, I think the other guy got that into my head. Thanks DOUG!!! LOL
     
  15. Jul 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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    Well I remembered I had my old leaf springs off my 83 Toyota. Think these would work?ImageUploadedByTapatalk1374776253.822718.jpg
     
  16. Jul 25, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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    Well I'll tell you that my '83 solid axle 4x springs were never an issue so I'd say that they'd work well
     
  17. Aug 1, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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    ok so i have been digging around som more and came up with some chevy leafs that i think will work. here are my concerns. im worried about generally screwing up my factory leafs even though tey are wore out they function properly. how do i deal with the offset center pin of the first gen? should i replace spring bushings while i have everything apart? do i need an extended brake line? i need new rear shock anyway what would u guys recommend? can i get some close up pics of how you are making spring clamps? am i keeping all three factory leafs and adding two chevys to my pack or just the top two and two chevys? obviously ditching the overload. impretty sure i can tackle this job an lookin forward to saving 400+ that i would have spent on rear leafs. still have not pulled the trigger on front lift yet either kinda waiting on toytecs new boss setup. anyway thanks in advance doug!! if this works you will have another OMD spring mod on the east coast
     
  18. Aug 1, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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    Chevy springs I found
     
  19. Aug 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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    I'm just getting back online aftwer almost a week I'll have some answers to your questions shortly
     
  20. Aug 2, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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    Ok first off you aren't going to ruin your stock leafs if anything this is going to allow them function as they shoud've from the beginning,

    measure each end of the bottom leaf (not the overload) You'll notice that 1 end of leaf is shorter from the centerpin than the other, thats normal for 1st gens, cut aprox. 3.5" off each donor leaf with this in mind & you should have no problems with the offset config...

    I would change the bushings only if they look like they really need it, if they're still round & not torn I'd leave them alone..

    I would get an extended brakeline as well, some say they haven't had to but I'd do it for safetys sake..

    & yes you keep the 3 stock leafs & add 2 donors per side
     
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