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WTB What HD REAR LEAF SPRINGS to buy?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace' started by Steves104x4, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Apr 29, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    What leaf springs should I buy? Looking for basically stock ride height but alot more load capacity. Any suggestions? Alcan? OME? [​IMG]

    Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 29, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    if you want stock ride height i would suggest air bags, Dakars and expos give between 2.75-4" of lift
     
  3. Apr 29, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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  4. Apr 29, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    For what air bags would end up costing, for a little more money I'd rather get rid of the weak stock springs, I think.

    I'm hauling "serious loads" now and can imagine my stockers are going to break real soon with or without airbags so I was wondering if there was any fairly stock height leafs available. Then maybe put the air bags on.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    OME Dakars with the extra leaf FTW
     
  6. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    Not at stock height there Cowboy
     
  7. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    gonna have to give alcan a call for a custom pack...maybe?
     
  8. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    my guess is that'd be at a custom price as well, priced enough for air bags:eek:
     
  9. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    500+ shipping is what they charge.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2012 at 1:30 AM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    By the time I play around with air bags, replacing the springs seems to be a better option. I'm looking seriously at the ALCAN springs; from what I hear they are the way to go. I don't want any trouble with drive line angles and vibration issues. I just need a real nice heavy duty spring and then air bags if I'm really worried about it. Thanks for all the input on this issue.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2012 at 1:42 AM
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