I just replaced the back shocks...and no I hadn't driven it yet...Guess I'm just really anxious. I'm doing a Deaver AAL in the morning and installing Bilstein Adjustables with Eibach springs up front also.
As tony said, shocks need to be cycled. Put your springs on & jack truck up as high as your jack will allow a couple of times (tires off for more travel) & then lower w/o letting drums hit the ground or drive moderately including over speed bumps and the truck should level out. The gas in the shocks settle during storage & shipping.
Also be aware that all Toyota's will develop the "toyota lean" which if you are not familiar with it, what happens with worn springs is the truck starts "squatting" on drivers side (on tacos & runners) because the battery, driver and gas tank are all located on that side. On cubby's pre taco, it is the opposite, battery & gas tank on passenger side thus it will start leaning to the passenger side once his springs get older
It's not so much of an "old" spring as it is a worn spring. Usually when springs start getting used they weaken and start to "flatten out" or loose their arch. Worn out springs will even go into what is called a negative arch.
Also without looking at the spring you can tell by the ride quality. The truck will start feeling a bit bouncy or soft. Also some have even seen the truck begin to land on the bump stops. But that is extreme.
Not sure if all that helps or not but it might give you an idea what to lok for.
Did your truck level out? Some spring manufactures actually build their springs so that one side is actually longer/higher. If by chance you get them swapped, one side will be lower. I can't remember if deaver is one of those comPanies or not
What would you guys recommend, going to an Aussie locker up front or 35's? Last time out I got kinda pissed I couldn't run some stuff that I feel like I would have made on either 35's or a front locker. I know both are going to kill cv's but a front locker is a hell of a lot cheaper...
right now im just making a thread so when i think of something i need to do i can write it down. at some point ill put up pics of my truck and such.
so far i need to:
weld ram mounts on the axle
drill out 6 shooter arms to 3/4"
run lines for p/s and mount ram
make a reservoir since the...
Saturday began with a 2 1/2" hr. drive to Avon, IN to see the Bear! The day began by removing the stock driver door of the truck:
Since the striker assembly was already made up, we started by making the hinge plates. Then all we had to do was fill in between!
After filling the tube with wet...
It may take me a year or two to complete.....but im starting the :saw: :welder: thread .......... the :saw: :welder: thread for what? well when i post pics tomorrow......you'll understand. Be afraid.........be vvveeerrrryyy afraid........cause i know i am.
Got a new to me truck that's probably familiar around here so I'm giddy to go out and shake it down..
Need to cut that awful front bumper off and cut some goofy extensions off the rear before it's ready to wheel but it's got all the good stuff. Tacoma width sky's housing, longs, psc hydro...