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Time for new leaf springs?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ready_already, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Jul 28, 2017 at 4:09 PM
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    Ready_already

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    Hey guys, just got a camper shell for my truck.. was wondering if it's time for new leaf springs...IMG_0289.jpg
     
  2. Jul 28, 2017 at 4:14 PM
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  3. Jul 28, 2017 at 4:16 PM
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    yes, and if you carry the shell more often than not, get some HD springs. the extra weight will flatten out the new ones easier/sooner
     
  5. Jul 28, 2017 at 5:15 PM
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    Thanks for the help!
     
  6. Jul 28, 2017 at 8:38 PM
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    I think 5 years ago was time for new springs :)

    What kind are you looking to buy - any ideas?
     
  7. Jul 28, 2017 at 9:04 PM
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    I actually just bought the wheeler's four pack, got new u bolts and shackles. I was thinking of going ome, but i'm not looking for any lift!
     
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  8. Jul 28, 2017 at 10:27 PM
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    You have a first gen with original springs? Then the answer is yes.

    But yeah, especially when you add more weight to high mileage springs, you gots ta get new springs. There are lots of options for aftermarket sorings, but old man emu are probably the best that won't break the bank. Iirc about $350 afor a set. Not sure if they have them in a stock height, tho...

    You *could* get an add-a-leaf, but putting those on worn out springs is not the best.
     
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  9. Jul 29, 2017 at 1:38 PM
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    Have you got a link for that? Ive got a 99 tacoma 4x4 as well and im looking into replacing my original springs in the next couple weeks.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2017 at 1:43 PM
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    I thought the OME were significantly more than that.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2017 at 2:19 PM
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    Got them from here:
     
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    I like my General Springs The Heavy Duty ones but then I went with Super Springs as well.

    Then my Truck gets used .
     
  13. Jul 31, 2017 at 12:14 PM
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    my leaf springs look very close to these as well but a tad more straight. its an 02 , so these springs should be replaced?? I dont haul anything by the way. Nothing big so far.
     
  14. Jul 31, 2017 at 12:23 PM
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    no, i still get full flex (whatever that means with stock suspension lol) I do have a cap, drawers, prinsu rack and CVT awning weighing about 300lbs total at all times
     
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    How much did it cost you?

    I will post some pics of my oem tomorrow, to see if you think I need new Springs as well

    I have permanent camper on bed
     
  17. Jul 31, 2017 at 9:40 PM
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    For the parts it was 750 with shipping.. new leaf springs, new u bolts, new shackles, new springs
     
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  18. Jul 31, 2017 at 9:53 PM
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    How much to watch you do the job in person so I can learn it ?
     
  19. Jul 31, 2017 at 10:35 PM
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    How much will you give me?
     
  20. Jul 31, 2017 at 10:47 PM
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