Flat leaf springs

Discussion in '1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma' started by Hotdog, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Hotdog

    Hotdog Member

    I noticed on my 2001 TRD offroad my rear leaf springs have virtually no curve to them. I noticed on a few others like mine they also have flat ones. Is this standard design? Or is it because they all are old? lol
     
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  3. NapalmTRD

    NapalmTRD Well-Known Member

    This is an outrage!! Flat leaf springs?!? No bueno, ese!! Flat springs are like flat chests... No bounce!! :)
    Of course, some women have so much bounce, they are like flat leaf springs as well... In need of support!! :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2016
  4. PinkTaco

    PinkTaco Well-Known Member

    Put a picture up your overload spring is always kinda flat
     
  5. TacomaLoverExtroa9681

    TacomaLoverExtroa9681 Well-Known Member

    Hotdog,
    Is your 2001 a double cab? You probably are in need of a new rear suspension.
     
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    Hotdog

    Hotdog Member

    Yes its a double cab. I will try to post a pic of them the first nice day I get.
     
  7. TacomaLoverExtroa9681

    TacomaLoverExtroa9681 Well-Known Member

    Hotdog,
    Send me a private message with your contact information, and I will send you a picture of how mine sits. Mine is a completely stock 1999 SR5 Extra-Cab four wheel drive with a 5-Speed. The only suspension modification I have made is I put Rancho RS 5000 shocks and struts when I first got it eleven years ago. Unfortunately, it is at my dad's house right now because my wife and I are doing some work in the backyard and garage and we don't have room for it at the time. It doesn't sit flat in the rear. It is strange if you are having trouble with your rear being flat because double cabs generally are not used for hauling because the bed is so tiny.
    Take it easy,
    Paul
     
  8. Caleb

    Caleb Well-Known Member

    Mine sit flat that’s kind of how there supposed to sit
     
  9. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Just bumping around & saw this old thread...


    Leafs should never be flat or devoid of any ARC, at that point it's not much of a spring anymore & unfortunately the Tacoma has been plagued with weak ,soft springs since it's beginning (1995.5)..
     
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