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Will a new leaf pack settle after installed?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by defleppardsg, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Oct 4, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    defleppardsg

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    Will a new 5-leaf pack from Wheeler's Offroad settle down after a few hundred miles, or do leaves not settle the way that coils do?
     
  2. Oct 4, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    they will settle a bit
     
  3. Oct 4, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    PAlittlematty

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    Yes they will
     
  4. Oct 4, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    defleppardsg

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    Anyone with experience with these 5-leafers know about how much they'll settle down height-wise?
     
  5. Oct 4, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    As in the wheelers?
     
  6. Oct 4, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yes they will settle some but shouldnt be much. I dont have the 5-leaf pack but my 2" AAL settled about 1/2 an inch after a little while.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    will settle a bit, and break in soon. to speed up the process add some weight to the back.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    I've had mine for about a year and a half and they have settled maybe 1/4". I don't haul much and don't have a shell BTW
     
  9. Oct 4, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    jandrews

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    Leaf springs are metal resisting a constant force. Eventually, they all wear out. How quickly depends on a great many variables.

    The shorter answer is "Yes, some".
     
  10. Oct 4, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    My 5-leaf pack was installed in May, and has a camper shell sitting on it about 1/2-the-time. I've seen less than 1/2" of settling.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2011 at 11:50 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    Plus with the 5pk Wheelers makes an AAL that goes right on it. I have the 5pk and the AAL plus 1.5'' shackles. Right around 4-4.5'' lift i think
     
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