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What direction do leaf springs go?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by OutlawJas, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    OutlawJas

    OutlawJas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok..so here is the situation. I replaced my springs 2 months ago with a set I picked up local. I replaced them one at a time so I had the other side to compare it to. Bushings "slopped" around in the eyelets of the springs and I had to remove them both and take them back to the shop to have fixed. Now that I have had them repaired and ready to put back in....I can't remember which way the go. Does the Long part of the spring (from the center pin to the eyelet) go forward or backward? Local stealership said it would be trial and error until they got it right. :eek:
     
  2. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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    The longer part gos to the back.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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  4. Apr 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    j/k:D OP....

    Long to the back/short to the front
     
  5. Apr 6, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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    Doug, I'm the dick here. Settle down.

    OP, never go back to that dealership for anything, ever.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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    Thanks guys. Once I calmed down and realized it could only go one way without putting the rear end to far back it went together easy. Everything is nice and smooth riding now. Only problem I seem to have now is a little slop in the front bolt. The New OME bolt I bought from Toyota seems to be slightly smaller than the bushing they pressed. I may have to pull that ($30) bolt out and use some calipers to figure out the right bolt to get now.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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