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What leafs do you recommend me?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Hektor, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Dec 30, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    Hektor

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    Hi guys I am currently looking to replace my leafs since my ride is rough in the rear when ever I past a bumpy road or bump. My question is I want a affordable leaf and I dont want a lift I just want a leaf that would give me a good comfy ride. I dnt wanna spend $600 on the wheelers leafs. Would it be better of I search for a set like in auto zone/advance autoparts store? Please help
     
  2. Dec 30, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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  3. Dec 30, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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    I would look to my local spring shop as I mentioned in the PM or maybe something like this :
    http://www.generalspringkc.com/index.php?p=catalog&parent=139&pg=1
    'bout as cheap as it gets.

    It's a 3+1 configuration....is that what you have ??

    Stay away from imported crap....I would verify with General that these are US made.

    Edit:
    I'll throw in one more.
    http://www.johnrspring.com/leafsprings.htm
    You will have to call them.
    You might find them on eBay with free shipping if you spend some time searching.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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    You will end up spending a good amount to get a good riding leaf pack.

    And the wheeler's pack is $450, not $600..:confused:

    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacoleafs.htm

    I can guarantee that the autozone/advance auto leafs are imported chinese junk and will just sag in a couple of years.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2011 at 12:18 AM
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    get ya some alcans. awesome ride
     
  6. Dec 31, 2011 at 12:44 AM
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    Are you still under warranty? In the slight chance you haven't heard of it, there is a TSB out for "harsh ride" due to the rear leafs being crappy. I had it done under warranty and feel the bumps a lot less.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2011 at 1:57 AM
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    You is 2nd gen...this is 1st gen forum :)
     
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    yeah i though it looked ghetto in hear lol j/k
     
  9. Dec 31, 2011 at 2:23 AM
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    Damn
     
  10. Dec 31, 2011 at 6:10 AM
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    I believe I have 3 leafs only
     
  11. Dec 31, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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    Some one told me $600 with the shipping.
     
  12. Dec 31, 2011 at 6:22 AM
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    does the wheelers 4 pack leaf keep the height stock? Does anybody have a picture?
     
  13. Dec 31, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    Trouble is, you frequently can't tell what Hektor's really after. Several intro posts claim he drives a "2010 Double Cab TRD Sport", while subsequent posts look like he may have bought a "2003 Taco TRD Double Cab 2wd". He's notorious for duplicate postings (e.g., asking similar questions over and over), many of which don't make clear the specific vehicle about which he's asking. While he's hardly alone, many of his questions could also be answered with a simple search, if only he'd try one. Take this latest one for example...
    Wheelers site clearly explains that the 4 leaf pack provides "APPROX STOCK RIDE HEIGHT"...
     
  14. Dec 31, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    Hehehe......
    Apparently we are his portal to the world.
    I've spoon-fed him as best I can.
    Out.
     
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    Hear, hear... ;)
     
  16. Dec 31, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    Well this is the first gen correct??? So is most likely I am talking about a 1st gen. I now the site states that if give you APPROX STOCK RIDE HEIGHT!!!! But I want to hear feed back from somebody that has them installed. But I you dnt wanna help dont come here throwing me rocks when all I am asking is for help.

    FYI I Tried the seach option first, but I couldnt find the answer I was looking for.
     
  17. Dec 31, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    Here's a tip: Fill out your profile for what truck you own. It will help out A LOT.
     
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    Sir you are correct Ill do that tonight.
     
  19. Dec 31, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    BTW thank you to all of you that posted and tried to help me out. I really appreciate it guys
     
  20. Dec 31, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    No one's throwing rocks, Hektor. I'm just calling it as I see it. I HAVE helped you (i.e., answered your questions) on at least a couple of issues. That is, in fact, how I know you have a habit of being less than clear while repeatedly asking similar questions.

    Interesting, since Google located over 20 TW posts regarding "Wheelers 4 leaf" packs in under 0.20 seconds. Several of them include the answer to your question: "does the wheelers 4 pack leaf keep the height stock?"
     
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