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Planohog
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I just put the exact same ones on my truck, they are great. I tow a trailer some times, and even with that I don't bottom out on speed bumps or dips anymore. The truck actually feels better going down the road too. You will be very happy with them. You can adjust the amount of load by tightening the rear bolts. I have mine in the middle range, with a 3,000 pound trailer and 325 pound tongue weight. No sag, now it handles the trailer like a truck should. Read the instructions and real easy to do. I measured from the ground to top of wheel well before and after install. Only raised the rear 3/4 ". Good Luck
 

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It's an Epiphany
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the unloaded driving isn't made too stiff at all? I am really looking at these because I am extremely tired of feeling my bump stops, but I don't want it to feel like a rock back there.
 

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Planohog
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Changed my mind, I went with the air lift .

part number 59561 Doesnt require any cutting or drilling on the frame
to mount the thing, dont have to cut off the rubber stop like the firestone version.

I had good luck with these on a 2001 transam for drag use, Ill make a install document
when I put them on.

2006 tacoma access cab with snugtop 4x4, towing pkg, offroad automatic




http://www.airliftcompany.com/ride_control.html#thumb
 

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TN User
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planohog said:
$201 to dallas tx.

slow , slow, race the brown truck rate on shipping $9.50

-tmoore
Does your setup include the air compressor? Where did you purchase it?

- thanks
 

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Planohog
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I looked at the air bags too but the helper springs are perfect for me. To answer the ques. No you don't have to mess with the existing leaf springs, these just go over them. And no it doesn't ride stiff with them, don't ask me how, but it feels the same as before except when loaded no more bottoming out. I'm not sure about the blocks if they just raise the leaf spring set up then the helper springs would still work fine.Good Trucking.
 

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Planohog
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one more , what is the stock height of the wheel well from the ground
or other common point from the ground on a 4X4 access cab 2006.
( offroad and towing would even be better ).

tia
-tmoore
 

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soundman34
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With the helper springs- did you have any issues with the take off shudder? When I put my super springs on it really enchanced the driveline shudder issue for me. They are sending me a new revised set that are shorter and do not raise the ride height in the back at all. The old springs raised it about 1" or so.
 

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I have an 06 Taco TRD Access Cab and I complained about the sagging to my dealership last summer, who told me that Toyota Canada was working on a fix. Toyota put new leaf springs in under warranty last month and the problem is solved. The new springs have an additional leaf in them.

Darryl
 

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I believe there are now 4 leaves where there used to be 3. I have a leer cap on the truck that probably weights at least a couple hundred pounds. When my mechanic put the new springs in, he told be the truck now sits 1.5" higher at the rear bumper (which is where it should be without a cap).
 

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bdcombs - no toyota does not make these. I was refering to the the suspension connection web site and they called them " Toyota Helper Springs" Sorry if I was miss leading.

I am still searching for the answer. I guess I need to call them. I will probably order a set and when the TSB come out "if there ever is one" I will remove them and have it done. Heck whats $119 bucks to stiffen up the back? Thats pretty cheap.

~R
 

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thanks for the info!! I spoke with my dealership and they said they have "never heard of the rear suspension being too soft." I think that I will be getting the helper springs that I will getting the hellwigs i was looking at.
 
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