00 Tacoma leaf springs?

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Old 22 Mar 2014, 10:24 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 00 Tacoma leaf springs?

I replaced the old leaves because they were worn out. I put regular duty springs under the truck (that being what I thought I needed). Turns out the old springs were heavy duty. Now they're too soft. Can I flip the bottom regular duty overload spring (to make it a smiley, instead of a frowney, the way it was when new), add the old heavy duty overload in the frowney configuration, and one or two of the old leaves to stiffen my suspension up satisfactorily?















I'm thinking that I'll need a bolt for the center hole to pre-arch the stack, then new u-bolts, and that should be that. Both the stock stack and the aftermarket stack had c-shaped guides at the end of the 2nd leaf to kind of guide the rest of the springs and keep them in line, but I feel like the center bolt and the u-bolts should take care of that nicely. On the other hand, I would feel better hearing from someone else first.
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Old 22 Mar 2014, 10:39 pm   #2 (permalink)
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No you can't. That will throw your pinion angle off. You can just add a leaf to it and make it work. But don't add the heavy duty leaf, just add one to each side. You may need longer u-bolts when you add a leaf.
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Old 22 Mar 2014, 11:10 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Don't run two overload leaves--that would be unnecessary and would make the pack too thick.































I also wouldn't run them without the retainer clips towards the ends. The ends of the leaves can get skewed without them.































I recommend just adding a long add-a-leaf to each of the new packs. That will give you the extra support you need and you likely wouldn't even need different U-bolts. I used this these from Pro-Comp:































http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kits...FUcV7Aod81QATQ































You may have to adjust the rear brake proportioning valve for the extra suspension height--this can often be done just by bending the link between the valve and the axle.
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