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want to add a used leaf from a junk yard

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by WABOOM, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Dec 11, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    WABOOM

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    I have the 3 leaf pack and it is weak (of course). It sags when loaded blah blah blah, I want to add a leaf to each side, and just to keep the cost down I want to possibly get a couple springs from a junk yard or craigslist to throw in there. There are no Tacoma's in the salvage yards around here. What other vehicles have a compatible spring? I was thinking Durango or Jeep maybe?
     
  2. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    JKD

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    If you're determined to go that route, then measure the width of the spring leaf and the length you want, and then search that way.

    I think you'd be better off having a shop that rebuilds/rearches springs add a leaf for you. Or go with the commercial add-a-leaf kits, but I think the spring shop route will result in a better spring pack.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    someone on here is running leafs from a ford ranger. Il try to find the link
     
  4. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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  5. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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  6. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    Add a leafs are only like 50 bucks tho...
     
  7. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    i took a leaf out of a 00 f150 and replaced it with one from my leaf pack and it gave me roughly 3 inches
     
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