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What Leafs would be good replace for stock...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Skillet, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Feb 25, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    Skillet

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    My taco is a 99 3.4 v-6 with king shocks that are stock replacements and I was wondering what aftermarket leafs last longest/also don't like the idea how some squeak and need lithium lube all the time , and wich ones are closest to stock height without having to extend my brake line to reach. I would be replacing them cause they ride like shit and they are completely de-arched even with a helper towing leaf! don't really want to buy more than leafs at this point budget is gettin tight. Any info would be appreciated,thanks.
     
  2. Feb 25, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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  3. Feb 25, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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  4. Feb 25, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    Yup, I LOVE my wheelers leafs!
     
  5. Feb 26, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    I just replaced mine with the wheelers 5 leaf pack,I love mine! I do have a squeak tho, coming from where the bushings meat the shackels. other then that thay are graet!!!!;)
     
  6. Feb 26, 2011 at 6:01 AM
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    ^^ you can get greasable stock lenghth shackles to fix that. wheelers also carries those.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2011 at 6:17 AM
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    I thought about that, but what about the front main eye blots? thay squeak also.:( I sprayed them with silicone lub. Made little difference.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    also at wheelers lol
    Greasable Main Spring Eye Bushing Set: 31.90 [​IMG]
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  9. Feb 26, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    ^^ that :thumbsup: Best bang for your buck.

    I have the squeak too. Try cleaning the leaf packs (jack up the rear end to relieve the pressure on the leaf springs, pry each ply apart and clean with warm water and Dawn soap or Simple Green, rinse, allow to dry) and using Teflon lube inbetween each ply. It helped quiet mine down but I've notcied the squeaks have returned so I've got to do it again. I'm just waiting for the weather to warm up to a point that I can work on my truck without getting frostbite!

    This is the lube...I tried many things and this is the only one that worked!


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  10. Feb 27, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    go here and check them out http://www.hellcreeksuspensions.com/
    thats where i got mine and they are tough as nails, i haven't had any squeaks, and plus they bring your payload up a little bit. Along with that they have a lifetime warrenty, how can you beat that
     
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