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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pmo, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Apr 16, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    pmo

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    Just replaced 2 broken leafs in driver side spring...never overloaded..is this a "natural" occurance for Taco springs..I know the suspension is crap but WTF!!:confused::confused:
     
  2. Apr 16, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    well im not a 2nd gen... BUT i can tell you that throughout the life of my truck (98) 3 of the 6 leafs, not including overload have broke.... im currently saving for allpro expedtion leafs
    Edit: It might be a toyota problem.... but then again when im offroading i like to push it to the limits
     
  3. Apr 16, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    Pugga

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    I have a 2007 and am also replacing my leaf pack. Didn't break the leafs, just flattened them out at 45,000 miles. Same boat as you, daily driver, very seldom carrying a load and never overly heavy. A coworker is having the same issue you're having with his '08 also.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    Pugga

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    Apparently I'm lucky cause I haven't broken any leafs yet but here's a shot of mine. This shot is of my leaf pack when the truck is unloaded. I still have a shell and a plywood platform in the bed so unloaded for me means about 250 lbs in the bed but you can see the leafpack is planted on the overload. Sad thing is, these are the TSB springs that were put in at 10,000 miles (I'm at 45,000 now).
    My co-worker has had one of his leafs replaced already on his '08 and the problem just came back this past month. His is just a daily driver used for the weekly trip to the transfer station.
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  5. Apr 16, 2011 at 11:55 PM
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    I'm in the midst of installing my AAL and my leafs looked just like the above. I'm at 55k miles. Pathetic.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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  7. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    ahhh... more leaf spring problems... This seems to be common w/ these trucks... I've never had them break but 9k after adding my AAL, my leaf pack is almost completely flat again.
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  8. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    Maybe Toytec sent me the wrong ones I dunno... It really doesn't matter b/c next week I get my OME Dakar leaf pack :woot:
     
  9. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    Same here, even after the TSB driver side sagged like MOFO. both sides are flat after 15 K. I dont have money right now but when I do , going to go with Alcan springs. Other solution would be to get shorter leaf springs from 1gen and redoo the mounts. only 4 leafs for that long pack is crazy. Not sure what was the idea behind it other then to make sure truck does not get bigger payload. :confused:
     
  10. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    The short leaf AAL's put a lot of stress on the OEM leaves when under load .

    You WILL like your Dakars .
     
  11. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    A fellow carpenter friend had his Canadian ( TSB ) 4 leaf pack break recently on his '08 AC Offroad
     
  12. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    Time for some Alcans or Dakars.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    I have Dakars .
     
  14. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    I have the Dakars also, outstanding performance.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    This weekend I 2 will be able to say that!

    They are pieces of garbage, I cannot wait to replace them.

    My truck is going to be a whole new truck afterwards. No more worrying about bottoming out all the time.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    Agreed, the leaf packs are certainly not up for the job... The new set-up is great though! I coupled a new TSB pack with a 3-leaf AAL. It finally handles like it should and hopefully won't crap out on me anytime soon!
     
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