stiff rear springs

Discussion in '1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma' started by Marley119, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Marley119

    Marley119 New Member

    Hello I recently bought a 2004 4x4 tacoma. It came with one broken leaf so I decided to replace both sides with a heavier set. Before it rode very smooth but springs were worn. Now, it rides feeling every hole in road. I did not replace shocks. Its there something i can do to get a smoother ride.
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  3. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    I have an '04 as well, I think I can help, First off did you gain any height by changing springs ? If so, you need to upgrade your shocks because 1st gens are real sensitive about this relationship between getting lift & longer shocks because that's what you'll need...

    As for the "stiff" ride it's got to be expected when going to a heavier leaf, does this mean you have to live with it ? No, but you'll need to increase the damping of spring with better &/or longer shocks

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