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Another leaf swap blah blah blah

I had grand dreams of having a shop do a three link for me but then woke up and realized I owed a shit load in taxes this year. I had already re-geared the tail and had most of the parts i needed to do a leaf swap so I gave in and started cutting. HUGE thanks to wheelerjake for coming down for a couple of days and helping out with the cutting/grinding/welding. I should have her sitting on tires by this weekend and hopefully ready for kiddie trails at azrocks.

The blah blah stuff....
FROR kit minus the drop bracket to keep it low.
Marlin 4" springs, 14" bils 5125, used from taco1
35" maxxis bighorns on crager soft 8's

And the fun stuff....
Before pic on 35's She measured in at 20 3/4" to the ground from the front body mount, 21 3/4" in the rear

Jake welding

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finally done, what a pain in the ass!

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Super WEEEE. Good luck on getting it ready for the kiddie trails by AzRocks. I'll be running some kiddie trails in mine too. Firday I'm supposed to lead a group on an easy run. Saturday should be stepping it up a little.

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Wow................I don't think that there are going to be too many IFS trucks left soon!!


....Looking good so far!

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Wow................I don't think that there are going to be too many IFS trucks left soon!!


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Timmay and Tom in tucson. oh and Nates new truck
It'll happen eventually..........for all you know I'm already collecting parts!

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want hear here the most impressive thing - they had no plasma cutter or tourch! all cut off with sawsall and angle grinder.

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looks awesome so far, keep up the good work.
love the black on black.

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want hear here the most impressive thing - they had no plasma cutter or tourch! all cut off with sawsall and angle grinder.

Sawsall is how quite a few have been done. If done right, the saws all leaves less to clean up. They are not as fancy as a plasma, but a sawsall and grinder goes a long ways.

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sounds like a ton more work to me.

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Sawsall is how quite a few have been done. If done right, the saws all leaves less to clean up. They are not as fancy as a plasma, but a sawsall and grinder goes a long ways.

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Sawsall is how quite a few have been done. If done right, the saws all leaves less to clean up. They are not as fancy as a plasma, but a sawsall and grinder goes a long ways.
a real sawsall would have worked a lot better all we had was a shitty ryobe battery powerd one

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a real sawsall would have worked a lot better all we had was a shitty ryobe battery powerd one

Yeah, that would be more of a challenge. Need more juice. Looks like you guys did a nice job cleaning junk up. Now get the rest done so us newb SAS drivers can all play on the kiddie trails together.

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And its going to stay that way if my wife has anything to say about it

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And its going to stay that way if my wife has anything to say about it
seeing how she has the power in your family. then its settled-your new junk
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Looks good!! I too will hopefully have my junk done for the kiddie trails....

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This is going to be hilarious...craploads of sac'd trucks running the kiddie trails...

finally done, what a pain in the ass!

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seeing how she has the power in your family. then its settled-your new junk
will be sac-less

No, not really. I am just smart enough to know what I can get away with and what I can't. Its kinda like playing with , you will at some point be burned.

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No, not really. I am just smart enough to know what I can get away with and what I can't. Its kinda like playing with , you will at some point be burned.

was just giving you shit

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This is going to be hilarious...craploads of sac'd trucks running the kiddie trails...

the sac'ed trucks break and the IFS have no problems
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She is happy as long as I am getting some. The moment she is I hit the internet

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Oh hell, you know the deal. I know you ain't gettin any. I only have one monitor anyway. You telling me you can't get enough that you have several monitors going at once. Damn, you must be poppin those little blue pills like mad

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Got the axle hanging. Adjusted for the body angle its sitting at 48*. This the second attempt so im thinking about leaving at this. The springs are used on a Tacoma already so they should not sag much. Here is the angle, do you all think its worth cutting off and moving a half inch forward? I want to keep it low anyway, in the photo its sitting at 25" on the front and its about 2 inches high to mount the tires. I would be really happy to come it at 23" to the front body mount.


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Got the axle hanging. Adjusted for the body angle its sitting at 48*. This the second attempt so im thinking about leaving at this. The springs are used on a Tacoma already so they should not sag much. Here is the angle, do you all think its worth cutting off and moving a half inch forward? I want to keep it low anyway, in the photo its sitting at 25" on the front and its about 2 inches high to mount the tires. I would be really happy to come it at 23" to the front body mount.

I think it looks pretty good, but can't tell how much weight is on there. I was just discussing this recently and here is a good thing to go by, measure your front hanger bolt hole, center, to top bolt center hole of the shackle, then measure center shackle top hole to bottom center shackle bolt hole. Add the 3 together. Mine come out to 47.25". The top bolt to bolt is 42.25" and my shackle is 5" My leaf springs are 47 inches long exact, therefore when my leafs are totally flat, I will not be able for the shackle to hit the frame as the total length is longer than the leafs. So if your 3 measurements are longer than your leafs, your good to go. I have never had my shackle hit the frame and I've had my leafs go past flat and into the negative arch. If my total number were 46, then I would hit the frame or come REALLY REALLY REALLY close to hitting.

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You castor looks like its going to be way off. You should only be at about 5 degrees + max. I don't know, maybe its just me, but it looks like its going to be off. You might benifit from turning the knuckles some to get the pinion up too. That would fix the castor issue and low pinion angle. I think guys are turning anywhere from 8 degrees to 15 degrees.

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I have not set the caster yet. its just bolted to the axle right now. Did not want to mount weld the perches until its set right.

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I think it looks pretty good, but can't tell how much weight is on there. I was just discussing this recently and here is a good thing to go by, measure your front hanger bolt hole, center, to top bolt center hole of the shackle, then measure center shackle top hole to bottom center shackle bolt hole. Add the 3 together. Mine come out to 47.25". The top bolt to bolt is 42.25" and my shackle is 5" My leaf springs are 47 inches long exact, therefore when my leafs are totally flat, I will not be able for the shackle to hit the frame as the total length is longer than the leafs. So if your 3 measurements are longer than your leafs, your good to go. I have never had my shackle hit the frame and I've had my leafs go past flat and into the negative arch. If my total number were 46, then I would hit the frame or come REALLY REALLY REALLY close to hitting.

Thats good to know. I measured it last night but i cant remeber the exact number. I think I was just over 42.

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Thats good to know. I measured it last night but i cant remeber the exact number. I think I was just over 42.
42 plus the shackle bolts eye to eye is what you need to add up, those numbers should be longer than the leaf spring length, which is prolly 47 if you are using toy. spec'd leafs.
My Alcans and Marlins springs are 47. My measurements are 47.25
If I ever wanted to use Marlin 5 in lifts springs It would be a crap shoot for me, since his 5 in lifts leafs are 47.5 in long.

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