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Worn out leafs.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by poseytaco, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Feb 17, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    poseytaco

    poseytaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone post pics of what a stock leaf pack should look like that's in good shape. I think mine is worn out, flat maybe frowning a little. My truck is a 2000 reg cab 4 cyl. It only has 70,000 miles can't imagine it is already shot. Don't want to aal if it is worn out.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Well your imagination is probably spot on, for as good as Tacomas are in most every area, they have been plagued with shit leaf springs since 1995.5 the beginning years of the Tacoma, put up a couple pics if ya can...
     
  3. Feb 17, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Heres a pic of my stock springs off the truck, you look at them & think "Hmmm, they have arc they must be good." But they are sacked, put them on & they "frown" on both ends....



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  4. Feb 17, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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    & here is my fix for tired springs....




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  5. Feb 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    yep Doug's fix worked for me. Until that is I removed them because I wanted better MPG that never really happened...long story. Even after removing the extra leaf my stock leafs are back into shape. I believe running the extra leaf in a way re-arched the spring and now they have a nice arch. They use to sit flat on the OL but now there is a 1/2 air gap between the 2. It's been 20K miles since I removed them and they are still nice. Also the top of the tire was even with the top of the frame rail and now I have about an 1" or so of frame rail over the top of the tires without any lift at all.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Wow, it actually re shaped huh, go figure....

    You went with the Dodge Dakota springs if I recall Terry is this correct ?

    If anyone has noticed how low the Dakota sits in stock form & yet some have a 3/4 ton rating, those Dodge springs are noticably thicker and really stiff, wonder how long your stockers will hold up . Let me know buddy, real curious , thanks...
     
  7. Feb 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    yep off of a 90 v6 long bed single cab. They are on the floor of the garage waiting on me to do something with. With my truck weighing in at only 3200 pounds they are just a little too stiff for my needs. Might give them a good home to someone on TW?
     
  8. Feb 17, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    Thanks 4wd.
    I will post some pics this weekend. I did take some measurements and the rear sags about an inch. I have a shell on, but I had the same shell on my 99. It didn't sag and had twice the miles. Looking at the Dakar leaf pack, but seems like I would get to much lift in the rear if paired with ome 881s and ome shocks all around.
     
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