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There's a reason you don't see many leafs anymore under decently built and set-up rigs. You've got a great setup with TONS of aftermarket support for bolt-on parts. Why not build onto an already good setup and apply it to the upgraded axle?

I see your reasoning though. When I go out with friends 'cause my truck isn't quite as capable, there's TONS of yota's on leafs. Then they get their butts handed to them in 3-link yota's of similar size and tires and diff setups.
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long arm kit - $800
brackets - $125

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every buggy, jeep, or chevy I wheel with that has leafs in the front flex and work great. I also wheel with a samurai linked on air shocks, yeah it has some KILLER flex. but I've never seen it in a situation where it needed the extra flex that it has over leaf springs.




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isn't necessarily a downgrade....depends on what type of leaf pack he uses....

a really arched "lift" leaf spring will never flex hardly at all...you need a relatively flat spring that can reverse arch....

that is true, but there is a MAJOR cost to those so-called bolt-ons....

and again, all the Toyota guys I have wheeled with with SAS's have had some pretty short really arched leaves and majority of thier flex came from the rear....

most people say that dropping a 40 below the rocker panel is some pretty good flex.....

l8r, John
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full truck pics to come later.. :D
all ill say is it matches the silver grill so much better! lookin clean!
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You guys (railman and zack) are a bunch of sissies....

Everyone knows linked is the way to go!
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nice thing about links is no axle wrap and no shackles to smash into stuff
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You guys (railman and zack) are a bunch of sissies....

Everyone knows linked is the way to go!
you could at least spell my name right if you're going to insult me.. I mean, it is right in front of you..
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you could at least spell my name right if you're going to insult me.. I mean, it is right in front of you..
If you were talking about doing an SAS with links I would have paid more attention


Ok, enough joking, don't want mods thinking I'm serious. SGT Ex is linked on coils, and DeRanged is linked on coil overs. I have no doubt that John... Errr.... Railman, could lead either of those two rigs to whatever situation we wanted. The difference comes on the road. you want cheap Offroad bad assness, leafs. You want performance all around, coil overs. Coils are just... Well... Coils. They ride VERY smooth off road, but suck driving on road.
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Ok, enough joking, don't want mods thinking I'm serious. SGT Ex is linked on coils, and DeRanged is linked on coil overs. I have no doubt that John... Errr.... Railman, could lead either of those two rigs to whatever situation we wanted. The difference comes on the road. you want cheap Offroad bad assness, leafs. You want performance all around, coil overs. Coils are just... Well... Coils. They ride VERY smooth off road, but suck driving on road.
my coils and short arm's ride like a ----ing tank leaf springs can't be any worse lol. I don't have the money for coilovers right now. I would love to have coilovers or airshocks on all 4 corners in a few years, but for right now I'm looking at simplicity and affordability.
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next to a stock 06 4x4 on 265's.... same height
I know the feeling.......
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Really?? Hmm.... My Explorer rides like a Caddy Offroad. It's just really sway-ee. The ranger is on coil overs and it rides like a tank off road but drives like a sports car on road.
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I know the feeling.......
No longer though! Gunna buy some camburg 2.5" springs and finally... finally be taller
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No longer though! Gunna buy some camburg 2.5" springs and finally... finally be taller
I would wait until you have UCA's. Take it from me the ride is HORRIBLY with stock UCA's. There is no down travel at all.
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hes got some BTF extended UCA's
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I would wait until you have UCA's. Take it from me the ride is HORRIBLY with stock UCA's. There is no down travel at all.
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isn't necessarily a downgrade....depends on what type of leaf pack he uses....

a really arched "lift" leaf spring will never flex hardly at all...you need a relatively flat spring that can reverse arch....



that is true, but there is a MAJOR cost to those so-called bolt-ons....

and again, all the Toyota guys I have wheeled with with SAS's have had some pretty short really arched leaves and majority of thier flex came from the rear....









and that was limited by my tires hitting the fenders....which I have trimmed some more...









most people say that dropping a 40 below the rocker panel is some pretty good flex.....

l8r, John
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Nice pic, yall could use a lil rain.

Yeah! Las Vegas rainfall for 2012 thuns far = 0.25in
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Yeah! Las Vegas rainfall for 2012 thuns far = 0.25in
Kansas City has only had like an inch as well.
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