1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Torn between leaf springs!! Help!!

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

  1. Aug 24, 2017 at 7:45 AM
    #61
    FJ to Taco

    FJ to Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Member:
    #150578
    Messages:
    498
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Lacey, Wa
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB 4x4 TRD Off Road,Snugtop Rebel
    Bilstein 5100's all around, OME 885's and OME Dakar CS047R Leaf Packs. Snugtop Rebel, pet screens,front slider drop down window. WeatherTech mats. Interior LEDS
    Mine are working great with no issues. Ya know I did not specify the anti squeak pads and have heard a little but it has not been over whelming at all.

    There are a couple threads on lube that is used that works great
     
  2. Aug 24, 2017 at 7:53 AM
    #62
    DaveInDenver

    DaveInDenver Not Actually in Denver

    Joined:
    May 18, 2013
    Member:
    #104390
    Messages:
    3,595
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Grand Junction
    Vehicle:
    2008 Super White TRDOR AC 6MT
    Unexceptional
    I have the OME CS047R packs and they're alright, but honestly we're talking about leaf springs here. It's not rocket surgery, All Pro, Icon, Alcan all have decent reputations.

    Mine don't squeak terribly, other than the poly bushings getting dry periodically. If I had it to do over again I'd buy the heavy duty springs and take out leaves I don't want. I do plan to put an extra leaf in one day when I get a bumper done.

    Lift-wise, I got probably 2.5", sits a little higher in the back than front with FOX 2.5 IFP and 650 lb coils, about 2.25" inches over stock. I have a camper shell, Hi-Lift, some gear in the back 24/7/365. I do get a little lean to the driver's even with the (+) spring on the left and (0) on the right. Could be body mounts sagging, though.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2017 at 8:36 AM
    #63
    Sterling_vH111

    Sterling_vH111 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2015
    Member:
    #165793
    Messages:
    1,582
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sterling
    Fullerton, OC, SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB Prerunner V6
    Secretly Long Travel
    Yes I will eventually go sua, with dmzs kit, but would like something decent for the rear while I build the front
     
    Coot83 likes this.
  4. Aug 24, 2017 at 8:41 AM
    #64
    Coot83

    Coot83 DORKEL NATION

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2016
    Member:
    #194134
    Messages:
    13,255
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Scottsdale, Az
    Vehicle:
    2012 Baja TX
    TC 3.5 LT, RCV axles, Demello sliders, BD light bar/fogs, LP6, DMZ rear, SOS skids, custom bumper, King 16" triples, Locked-on hydro rear bumps...
    Nice man, what you throwing on the front? I personally would wait and save then just throwing on stuff that you will be looking to take back off. Do it right the first time man. Im learning that now.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2017 at 8:46 AM
    #65
    Sterling_vH111

    Sterling_vH111 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2015
    Member:
    #165793
    Messages:
    1,582
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sterling
    Fullerton, OC, SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB Prerunner V6
    Secretly Long Travel
    I'm torn! :D I have the money to LT front with camburg or the rear with dmz, but not both.. right now I have a 2" single spring aal in the rear and it's stiiiiiff!
    Will probably end up just saving and drop it all at once, I like to build right the first time as well!
    Also Archive Garage looks to have some cool stuff. Can kinda build rear LT in stages.
     
    Coot83 likes this.
  6. Aug 24, 2017 at 8:50 AM
    #66
    Coot83

    Coot83 DORKEL NATION

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2016
    Member:
    #194134
    Messages:
    13,255
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Scottsdale, Az
    Vehicle:
    2012 Baja TX
    TC 3.5 LT, RCV axles, Demello sliders, BD light bar/fogs, LP6, DMZ rear, SOS skids, custom bumper, King 16" triples, Locked-on hydro rear bumps...
    Im building up my rear in stages and am pulling the trigger on his bolt on bed saver cage in two weeks! After that the kit itself. Right now I got the Bamf brackets with 12 inch kings. These will work now and I will strap them when I get the DMZ kit on. Eventually I will replace with some 16" king triples and then complete the rear. Do understand the rear can cost as much if not more than the front depending on who is doing the work. Since you have the rear with a single AAL, why don't you do the front and then piece together the rear? Do you have any glass on your ride yet? I just did a write up in removing the second gen bedsides which are completely bolt on...with the exception of the gas tank lid that you can just use an air chisel to remove in seconds.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2017 at 8:56 AM
    #67
    Yager78

    Yager78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2015
    Member:
    #145917
    Messages:
    98
    Gender:
    Male
    Las Vegas
    Vehicle:
    15 Tacoma TRD Off Road
    King Coilovers, Total Chaos UCA, Dakars, Pelfrey Front and Rear with Swingout, AP Sliders, Budbuilt Skids, OBA, OBW.
    I installed the New Dakars a few months ago, and can confirm that they don't squeak. I went back and forth with AllPros, Dakars, Deavers, bla bla bla. I was driving myself crazy. Ultimately, I decided I didn't want the expense of the Deavers, nor the height of the AllPros. The New Dakars have been a significant improvement. I ride heavy af, with a shell, pelfrey hiclearance with swingout, 33" spare, recovery gear, skids. I was sagging like full diaper, and hitting my bumps every time I hit a pebble. They always say "Your Mileage May Very", but I'm pretty confident that you'd enjoy the hell out of the Dakars.
     
  8. Aug 24, 2017 at 1:46 PM
    #68
    Sterling_vH111

    Sterling_vH111 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2015
    Member:
    #165793
    Messages:
    1,582
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sterling
    Fullerton, OC, SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB Prerunner V6
    Secretly Long Travel
    I'd get glass when I go LT and actually need it, figure I'll save the MPG a little and the goofy look (no wide travel to match fenders).
    Much of the fab work would be done by meself and a friend who is a quality welder (built a roll cage and custom 4 link setup for 1 ton axles on his jeep).

    You're setup sounds like a sick MT setup!
     
  9. Aug 24, 2017 at 2:11 PM
    #69
    Coot83

    Coot83 DORKEL NATION

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2016
    Member:
    #194134
    Messages:
    13,255
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Scottsdale, Az
    Vehicle:
    2012 Baja TX
    TC 3.5 LT, RCV axles, Demello sliders, BD light bar/fogs, LP6, DMZ rear, SOS skids, custom bumper, King 16" triples, Locked-on hydro rear bumps...
    Ah ok that makes sense. I never really considered glass would hold me back from mpg as yea it is wider, but weighs nothing. I put all my glass on first as it takes a little more to do with removing the old, trimming to fit and drilling, then painting. When it comes time to bolt on stuff you just go for it. Yea the mid travel rear is ok, but def the limiting factor on my truck and just doesn't feel as good as the front by a long shot. Gonna be great to dmz the rear soon enough.
     
  10. Aug 24, 2017 at 2:18 PM
    #70
    Sterling_vH111

    Sterling_vH111 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2015
    Member:
    #165793
    Messages:
    1,582
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sterling
    Fullerton, OC, SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB Prerunner V6
    Secretly Long Travel
    Yeah, that's my understanding too, nice mid travel is much better than stock, but true LT, you can't even compare.
    What's your front setup?
     
  11. Aug 24, 2017 at 2:25 PM
    #71
    Coot83

    Coot83 DORKEL NATION

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2016
    Member:
    #194134
    Messages:
    13,255
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Scottsdale, Az
    Vehicle:
    2012 Baja TX
    TC 3.5 LT, RCV axles, Demello sliders, BD light bar/fogs, LP6, DMZ rear, SOS skids, custom bumper, King 16" triples, Locked-on hydro rear bumps...
    Yea that's true, my front is the TC 3.5 race kit. It feels great on and off road. I hear the dmz kit is one of the nicest on road for an LT kit out there. Mid travel works for now, but honestly it feels really good to officially start the rear build which isn't too much to do now since my shock location is good for now and with bedsides on and out of the way I got nothing holding me up from getting the kit.
     
    Sterling_vH111 likes this.
  12. Aug 24, 2017 at 2:57 PM
    #72
    Dcwn.45

    Dcwn.45 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2017
    Member:
    #214502
    Messages:
    89
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Vehicle:
    2013 dcsb trd off road
    OME suspension ARB front bumper Warn M8000
    My Allpro expo springs came yesterday,
    I'm going to install them on Sunday
    I'm currently running OME heavy up front and Toytec AAL in rear ( got 2.5" lift when empty),but it's never empty and I've since installed sliders so I decided on the 3" Allpro springs because the AAL are not quite enough
     
  13. Aug 24, 2017 at 3:07 PM
    #73
    Sterling_vH111

    Sterling_vH111 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2015
    Member:
    #165793
    Messages:
    1,582
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sterling
    Fullerton, OC, SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB Prerunner V6
    Secretly Long Travel
    Nice! LT all aroud is gonna be sweet! I'm looking forward to seeing your "finished" truck :cool::p !
     
    Coot83 likes this.
  14. Aug 24, 2017 at 3:30 PM
    #74
    jowybyo

    jowybyo Mobtown Offroad

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Member:
    #116863
    Messages:
    5,615
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    Baltimore, MD
    Vehicle:
    '14 MGM DCSB Postrunner 4wd Conversion, Debadged
    42 Designs Catch Can Mobtown Offroad Ribbed Tailgate Skin Mobtown Offroad Tailgate Cap Mobtown Offroad Locking Storage Doors Mobtown Offroad Utility Bed Bars (Prototype)
    Isn't the old CS047R the same as the new HD pack?
     
  15. Aug 24, 2017 at 3:44 PM
    #75
    nd4spdbh

    nd4spdbh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2013
    Member:
    #114055
    Messages:
    11,249
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    13 DCSB TRD OR v6 Auto
  16. Aug 24, 2017 at 3:45 PM
    #76
    Coot83

    Coot83 DORKEL NATION

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2016
    Member:
    #194134
    Messages:
    13,255
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Scottsdale, Az
    Vehicle:
    2012 Baja TX
    TC 3.5 LT, RCV axles, Demello sliders, BD light bar/fogs, LP6, DMZ rear, SOS skids, custom bumper, King 16" triples, Locked-on hydro rear bumps...
    Yea man me too for sure, will be nice to have suspension done in the big picture. I can always add front bypasses down the road.
     
    Sterling_vH111 likes this.
  17. Aug 24, 2017 at 4:22 PM
    #77
    abqnurse80

    abqnurse80 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2017
    Member:
    #214544
    Messages:
    983
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nic
    ABQ, NM
    Vehicle:
    2012 FJ Cruiser
    Bilstein 5100 all around, first clip front. AVS window visors, BFG AT KO2s. JBL.
  18. Aug 24, 2017 at 4:40 PM
    #78
    jowybyo

    jowybyo Mobtown Offroad

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Member:
    #116863
    Messages:
    5,615
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    Baltimore, MD
    Vehicle:
    '14 MGM DCSB Postrunner 4wd Conversion, Debadged
    42 Designs Catch Can Mobtown Offroad Ribbed Tailgate Skin Mobtown Offroad Tailgate Cap Mobtown Offroad Locking Storage Doors Mobtown Offroad Utility Bed Bars (Prototype)
  19. Aug 24, 2017 at 4:42 PM
    #79
    abqnurse80

    abqnurse80 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2017
    Member:
    #214544
    Messages:
    983
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nic
    ABQ, NM
    Vehicle:
    2012 FJ Cruiser
    Bilstein 5100 all around, first clip front. AVS window visors, BFG AT KO2s. JBL.
    Wheelers offroad has em for $435! With bushings and shipping, still lower than anything else by at least $100
     
  20. Aug 24, 2017 at 7:59 PM
    #80
    Sub_Par

    Sub_Par Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2015
    Member:
    #169939
    Messages:
    3,867
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Buffalo NY
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Pro
    They are cheaper because the bushings and longer u bolts are not included. Neither is the Driveline carrier drop. You will need to purchase those separately.
     
    FJ to Taco and abqnurse80 [OP] like this.

Products Discussed in

To Top