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Old 10-26-2006, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Red face 1996 tacoma stock leaf springs

hey my tacoma stock leaf spring (the middle one in the pack of 3) on the driver side snapped... just wondering if anyone knew of a place to buy 2 new complete stock ones that are cheaper then $700 for each like toyota sells them for!! they run 51" from bolt to bolt.. thanks!

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Old 10-26-2006, 07:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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look for some one doing a SAS and buy there stock springs from them
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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your other side is going to break too. the stock springs were weak on that year Taco, better replace both sides while you're at it. remember, Taco's have uneven spring rates for driver and passenger sides. you would be best served to find a local spring shop and have some made.
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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find a wrecking yard near you. I like the ones that you pull the part yourself, there usually cheaper.
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don't wast your money on stock springs, go after market.http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacoma.htm good springs and a fair price.
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Old 10-27-2006, 04:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The springs are weak in the early years. Find a blacksmith shop in your area and have some made. I had mine done that way and was pretty cheap.
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Rather than make a new thread....

Can anybody verify Tacoma leaf spring length? From what I have found, the 95.5-97 had 51" rear leafs (same as 89 and up toyota pickups)

After 97, I believe they got a bit longer?
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98-04 were longer. Sorry no measurement.
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I was able to get a measurement- for future reference, 95.5-98? tacomas have 51" rear leaf springs, which is the same length as rears from 89 and up yota pickups.

I have heard that the early tacoma's had weak stock leafs, so that should be an easy/ cheap replacement. In my case, I bought a rolled tacoma, and the rear leafs were shattered into 3+ pieces....
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Mine didn't break but were almost negative arched with no load in the truck. I had some f150 springs in the scrap pile so we picked up some cheap front hangers and used the f150 shackles and made some easy shackle hangers. Ride is great. Aprox 3" lift from stock. Eventually I'll SAS but for now I've got a set of Camburg front upper uni-ball arms and some Fabtech front coilovers that actually ride and handle pretty well. This is my DD so it doesn't see anything in the way of hardcore wheelin. Just need some good rear shocks and I'm done for a bit.


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Mine didn't break but were almost negative arched with no load in the truck. I had some f150 springs in the scrap pile so we picked up some cheap front hangers and used the f150 shackles and made some easy shackle hangers. Ride is great. Aprox 3" lift from stock. Eventually I'll SAS but for now I've got a set of Camburg front upper uni-ball arms and some Fabtech front coilovers that actually ride and handle pretty well. This is my DD so it doesn't see anything in the way of hardcore wheelin. Just need some good rear shocks and I'm done for a bit.


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Dang my springs are negative with no load, and the front is even lower...

I should probably put some $ into the suspension
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