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Torn between leaf springs!! Help!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by abqnurse80, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Aug 23, 2017 at 6:46 AM
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    If you want more flex and more payload then go with Chevy 63s :D
    Mine are paired with 14" (shock relocate) with Ford shock towers but you could go up to 18"

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  2. Aug 23, 2017 at 6:54 AM
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    Chevy 63s are the way to go but are more work. Dakars work great, flex and handle weight. All pros if you want 3+".
     
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  3. Aug 23, 2017 at 6:57 AM
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    Not up to snuff on welding just yet... Have seen that though, looks awesome!!
     
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  4. Aug 23, 2017 at 6:58 AM
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    I planned on going 63's and all that. Then I decided to do these crazy things like get married and buy a house. So I sold my 63 kit to my brother. Honestly, comparing my setup to his both with 12" shocks we are about the same with flex. My setup is honestly the budget way to go while still being able to flex.

    OP, All of these things depend on your budget and if you're actually going to use the flex you are putting into it :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Aug 23, 2017 at 7:02 AM
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    Plenty of flex in the Dakars. Remove the retainer bolt on the furthest rear clip around the springs and you will be very pleased. Get someone to add anti friction pucks before you install the leaf pack. It's cheap and will keep them from getting squeaky. @ChadsPride did it. I went the ghetto route.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2017 at 7:04 AM
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    The new and improved Dakars come with them now :)
     
  7. Aug 23, 2017 at 7:04 AM
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    Well that was a silly decision.

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  10. Aug 23, 2017 at 7:07 AM
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    Don't use your brake lines as limiting straps!!! I have 3" extended lines on, so I haven't removed the retainer bolt yet. My 29" lines are still in the box :cookiemonster:
     
  11. Aug 23, 2017 at 7:07 AM
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    I'll second this.
     
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  13. Aug 23, 2017 at 7:15 AM
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    What about the wheelers 8 pack leaf springs? Flexy, 2 inches of lift??
     
  14. Aug 23, 2017 at 7:31 AM
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    use your shocks silly :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Aug 23, 2017 at 9:17 AM
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    I'm running B110s, so my springs will still be the limiting factor :p
     
  16. Aug 23, 2017 at 9:20 AM
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    Sorry to hear that ;)
     
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    In all seriousness, once I go with ADS, I will upgrade to limiting straps lol
     
  18. Aug 23, 2017 at 10:15 AM
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    Not to hi-jack....wouldn't bother with single piece ds... My last Taco was an '05 access cab, 885s, dakars, 5100s, cb drop..... I had a woods single piece drive shaft and it just relocated the vibe to 50-55 mph...... everywhere else it was great and being lighter it was noticeably snappier when you hit the gas, BUT it hummed like crazy at 50-55.

    Also put dakars/5100s on my '15 dclb and I am happy with them.... replaced them the first week I brought the truck home from dealer.
     
  19. Aug 23, 2017 at 10:16 AM
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    Where can I find pucks like this? I have the Allpro's, but they're squeaky as hell because at one point the pucks/friction-pads had briefly caught on fire. Don't ask.
     
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  20. Aug 23, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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    Icons make full leaf packs too...just a thought.
     
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