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Who has Wheelers Offroad 1st gen replacement leafs?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by scocar, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    scocar

    scocar [OP] Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    A bunch of us are interested in hearing about your experience with a few particular Wheeler's Offroad products (all made by Alcan) for a possible group buy:

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

    95-2000 4-leaf replacement pack, stock ride height
    95-2000 5-leaf replacement pack, 1.5 lift

    2001-2004 4-leaf replacement pack, stock ride height
    2001-2004 5-leaf replacement pack, 1.5 lift

    I heard some complaints about breakage from 1 person on a few different sites, but that may have been related to rust-seized shackles or who knows what.

    I have already searched a lot and it seems TW members have bought some of these, or said they were going to, but they haven't specified exactly which product or shared results.

    And yes, before everyone starts swearing up and down about OMEs and Deavers, chill. We are looking for stock or close to stock ride height and weight capacity, and don't want to break the bank.

    A lot of us would really appreciate your firsthand accounts about these Wheeler's Offroad products:
    -Durability?
    -Ride quality?
    Help us make a good decision and save some money.

    And we really don't care how bad your farts smell or your what your sig looks like or if you got springs for a 2nd gen...

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 17, 2010 at 5:53 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    I am mainly looking for a alternative stock height replacement for my application. Tho I wouldn't mind something with ~1" lift since I have coilovers upfront.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    I didn't have the wheelers specific ones, but I had Alcans on mine that I ordered from Alcan itself and kept the height stock. They were on until I had my frame replacement done, and I ended up selling them, but I really liked them. Alcan makes a good quality spring, and I hauled some pretty heavy loads in it a few different times with no sagging, much less breaking.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    Bumpity bumpity bump....:pccoffee:
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    Bumpalicious...:taco:
     
  6. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    sir bump-a-lot?
     
  7. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    Uh, 2:31 bump...

    Bumpraham Lincoln.

    :boink:
     
  8. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    i have their 5 pack leaves....coupled with some ome 881 coils. nice setup...ride is great.
     
  9. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    FINALLY AN ANSWER:bananadance::taco:
     
  10. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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  11. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    i got their stock replacement to try to rid my truck of the dreaded axle warp, but it did not resolve the problem. as far as ride, so-so.
     
  12. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    Hmmm, axle wrap is a major reason for doing this...was that the 4 or 5-leaf pack?
     
  13. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    4 my friend.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    getting there....
    my 5 pack got rid of a good amount of mine....but its still a good idea to grease the slip joint where the shaft comes outta the rear diff. i took mine apart from the diff there at the u joint....slid it apart,cleaned it real good...packed full of grease, reinstalled and then regreased......takes the axle wrap away pretty good. it needs to be done every so often. its a normal thing on the first gens.
     
  15. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    so you actually unbolted your shaft and slid it out and greased it?
     
  16. Mar 17, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    yeah.....it wasnt too hard to do. gotta mark where you take it apart tho...keep it lined up. i used a yellow paint pen. there was alot of old grease in there that was more or less like jello.........not doing its job. plus, part of my shaft was rusty, so i used a bit of sand paper and some anti seize on it.
     
  17. Mar 17, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    i'll give it a shot
     
  18. Mar 17, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    cool....let us know how it goes. and a heads up...the shaft may turn some........put the truck in neutral and lock the parking brake if you have an auto to line it back up and bolt it back up.
     
  19. Mar 17, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    thanks for the tip. i will try to do a write up on it.
     
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