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My rear leafs are really baddly sagged on my stock 89 4runner. The passenger side sits only about 1 1/2 inches off the bumpstop and the drivers side is getting worse too.

Does anyone have any recomendations on how I should go about fixing this? Should I try to get the re-arched or put in some aftermarket ones, or Iv'e also heard something about ranger springs. Just so ya know, I'm on a limited budget so the cheaper the better. If I went to some different springs I'd like to be able to keep the stock shackels and mounting points etc.

Any ideas guys?

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get a job and buy some quality springs. failing that use the search feature on this BB and you will have more junk yard solutions than you can shake a stick at.
 

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If you are actually looking to spend a little money, Northwest OffRoad (http://www.northwestoffrouad.com) has a couple of solutions to choose from. Depending on where you live (NWOR is in Bellingham, WA, but has an extensive catalog for mailorder)

I haven't tried it yet, but I have started to look around for a solution myself. My suggestion, however, is to spend money on it...(after all, it is your rear springs...they are kind of important, eh?)

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rearching only lasts a couple of years. ($100.00???)

add a leafs are cheap but make a harsh ride>($30)

or look in the juck yard for a truck like yours with low miles and jack the springs?($50.00)

if you want totally cheap <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by getsumei:
<STRONG>If you are actually looking to spend a little money, Northwest OffRoad (http://www.northwestoffrouad.com) has a couple of solutions to choose from. Depending on where you live (NWOR is in Bellingham, WA, but has an extensive catalog for mailorder)

I haven't tried it yet, but I have started to look around for a solution myself. My suggestion, however, is to spend money on it...(after all, it is your rear springs...they are kind of important, eh?)

etienne</STRONG>
Do not buy from NWOR, horrible customer service/iffy parts. Haven't had any personal experience with them, but I hear that your truck will ride better with no springs at all then with theirs. <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by getsumei:
<STRONG>If you are actually looking to spend a little money, Northwest OffRoad (http://www.northwestoffrouad.com) has a couple of solutions to choose from. Depending on where you live (NWOR is in Bellingham, WA, but has an extensive catalog for mailorder)

I haven't tried it yet, but I have started to look around for a solution myself. My suggestion, however, is to spend money on it...(after all, it is your rear springs...they are kind of important, eh?)

etienne</STRONG>
hey newbie <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> get a clue. NWOR sucks and nobody on this BB suports them. (at least not openly. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">)
 

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Ranch soft ride add a leafs. there or two long leafs, so you get the lift not the harsh ride. Lifts it just a 1/2 inch or so higher than the front. Adjust your torsion bars up just a little,(to much puts strain on the front end an cv boots).And have it aligned. I did this with my 89 4Runner 2 years ago and it has remains level. Or you can do it right and get full size truck springs 58 to 62 inch range, move the front hanger accordingly, modify the shock mounts, truss the axle and dump the IFS. I did this to my 87 4Runner, and it whales over my 89. Your call, good luck.
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get some 63 inch rear chevys and a duel shackle setup


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Thanks for the suggestions :cool:

I just went to a local alignment shop where I sorta know the guy and he set me up with some new 4 leaf springs for just $250 Canadian, I'll see how that do I guess.
 
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