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Wheelers vs General Spring HD Upgrade

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tmill, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Oct 28, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    Tmill

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    So I found this post http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5664597 and decided i cant really find exactly what Im looking for. I'm currently looking at replacing my leaf springs. I am debating between the ones mentioned above (General Spring) and Wheelers Heavy Duty leaf springs. I don't want to lift the truck more than it has to be in order to resurrect my load carrying capability and towing capability. Anyone that has experience with either one please input your experiences (ride height, comfort, load carrying capabilities, and longevity) of either one. Thanks!!
    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/05uptacohdleafsprings.htm
    http://www.generalspringkc.com/product_p/90-297hd.htm
     
  2. Mar 23, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    OP: Did you end up buying one of those above? If so could you please post an update and your impressions. I'm in the same boat and not finding as much info as I would want. I was considering Wheeler's HD pack to replace my TSB springs without adding any lift, but now I need to look into the other one you mentioned.

    Sorry for the thread revival. :eek:
     
  3. Mar 24, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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  4. Mar 28, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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    Thanks for the update. :thumbsup:
     
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    How hard/easy was the install.
     
  6. May 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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    A couple of hours but that had some breaks and delays in it.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2013 at 12:02 AM
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    was going to go wheelers 1.5" progressive AAL to stiffen up my OEM pack, cause it sits almost negative-arched and has got reverse-rake if I throw more than 34lbs in the bed

    am leaning towards General Spring's Heavy Duty replacement pack for my 95.5 instead, now: http://www.generalspringkc.com/product_p/90-173hd.htm

    anyone else have some feedback to share?

    P.S. I'm not looking for lift, the less the better for me... so, no: I'm not interested in Dakars and the like
     
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    Thanks man, I actually did take a look at that thread; I was just hoping to get a bit more feedback; especially from some 1st Gen guys

    You've been running them for a bit now; do they have a positive arch (unloaded) or are they almost flat, like OEM?
     
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  10. Jan 15, 2014 at 9:18 AM
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    They have quite a bit of positive arch even with my quad in back the sit slightly positive.
     
  11. Jan 15, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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    I'm in the same boat. Looking to replace the rear springs and keep the lift under 2". For little to no lift, what I've found for options are: Ironman Wheeler's HD Skyjacker Northwest Offroad
     
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