Leaf springs

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by Toki, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    What are you guys using to prevent or minimize the squeaking from the leaf springs. Sprayer some of the uniball cleaners but don’t think it was enough
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

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    Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    Mine is starting to get annoying. Lol you can hear me squeaking up the street. I used some dry ptfe lube that I had for cleaning the uniball in uca’s maybe I didn’t hit it with enough.
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    You got to open them up. Jack the truck up so the axel drops and they open up.
     
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    Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    Ok I’ll do it tonight
     
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  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Let us know if she liked it.:D
     
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    Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    25639962-5C4A-4388-ADA4-6CEEE9D1DC7E.jpeg I shot up that one and the one up front. Hope it helps
     
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    Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    From the previous thread it seems like people were washing between the leaf springs. I might have to do this as it seemed pretty muddy/dusty all up in there
     
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  10. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    I put the truck on some 6 ton jack stands at the frame so the suspension drooped... Used a prybar gently, and a long skinny knife... I know, it's an old pos and about as thin as 3 sheets of paper. Slid Marine grease between all leaves.

    Been years, not a squeak.
     
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  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That’s what I was suggesting. Open her up and spread it in there.
     
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    Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    Did you make a tutorial? Asking for a friend:p
     
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    Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    Does 6 ton jack stand make any difference than 2 ton? Full droop is full droop no?
     
  14. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    nah, srry mang...........it was some stupid last minute shenanigans.... I never do writeups, most ill do is take ****ty pics usually.
    From my experience looking around
    6ton are MUCH taller.

    2 ton wont even touch the frame fully extended with the truck sitting static.
    6 ton CLOSED are as tall as fully extended 2 tons almost
     
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  15. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Full extension on 2 ton... Barely any frame contact with truck sitting static, the tires won't come off the ground with the 2 tons on frame.
    That 6 ton is fully closed
    I only have a 2" lift
    20181002_164926.jpg
    Here's side by side extended

    20181002_165009.jpg

    I love the wider footprint and better build as well for the truck.
     
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  16. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    I honestly didn’t know there was that much difference. Thanks jangles
     
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    Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    Dang that’s a big difference. My squeaking is better but still notice it at times. I must get deeper
     
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  18. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member


    Yeah I about **** when I went to lift the truck and have the suspension droop for the 1st time. Damn 2 tons were fully extended and when I lowered the floor jack the stands made contact with the frame but the damn tires were not off the ground.
    I ended up getting an extended floor jack and still use a cpl 2x4 blocks on it.... I think it's a Craftsman. The 6 ton jack stands I got from O'Reilly's and they are awesome.
     
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  19. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member


    Are we still talking about tacos.... pink tacos or Tacoma’s?
     

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