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The 190,000 Mile Tundra
Quit teasin' Let us see what you have there
I'm gonna guess 11-pack Deavers....because they look a lot like my old set......and because Alcan is located in CO and Deaver is in CA
'03 Tacoma / '12 FJ
Oops, sort of forgot about the tease.
I was hoping to have the new springs on the Tun by now but I'm running behind work wise and can't seem to get the time to throw them on. Maybe this weekend, though I'll probably work Saturday.
Springs are 11 pack Deavers; 600 lbs +; 2.5 " lift (suppose to settle to 2"); Baja bushings and all the hardware. The Timbrens are barely used units I bought of Tundradrenaline over on Tundra Solutions for a good price. He's a heck of a nice guy, even sent me a bunch of TS stickers when he shipped them out.
When I first lifted the truck I knew the AALs were going to be a temporary solution until I decide I really liked the truck and was goin' keep it awhile. But with all the hauling I do and the weight it carries, the rear springs are just not up to task. They settle a little bit each time I put some significant weight on them. So much so that I'm probably only got a 1/2" of lift left in that set-up. I pestered Roundout about his rear spring specs and then using the info he gave me talked to Scott over at Deaver and got these sent out.
Should be a big improvement in the work/hauling department which is my only complaint with this truck.
Last edited by Haggis; 07-01-2011 at 01:34 PM.
Sounds like a solid set up! I have some +500lb 8pack Alcan's right now and want to put in some Timbrens before my next trip. The ride that I get loaded is really nice until I get a little too throttle happy and bottom out the rear (happened a few times when I got the IVD coilover installed) I only got about 1" lift, but it stays right there when loaded. I feel like I could go a bit stouter(like your 11 pack) but then again I'm already sitting right around GVW.
What are your thoughts on beefing up the frame back there?
While I was driving home from the work site one day I passed through a bunch of community yard sales and lo and behold I spotted a tri-fold aluminum ATV ramp leaning up against a tree at one sale. Sweet! A few minutes later and $40 less in my pocket I had the base for my secondary rack. A few clamps and a couple of braces for the Hi-Lift and we gave it a go last weekend over in Bald Eagle Forest.
This set-up worked great. It’s light weight and easy to load up. Bouncing along the driveable trails of Bald Eagle it was stable and quiet. I’ll pick up some Quickfist clamps for the shovel and axe, and get a mount set up for a flat 5 gal gas container (probably a rotopak unit).
Looks great Mark! I really like the idea of the ATV rack. I may have to steal that for the base of my roof rack.
I am hoping to make it up to Bald Eagle at some point this summer. I had a blast up at ANF with you guys; are you still planning on going to Carlisle?
I'm not sure about Carlisle yet, to many things up in the air right now. I'll know better in couple of weeks. That being said I do want to meet up with you and yours sometime while the weathers good. I'm hoping someone in the ExPo East or PA Ridgerunner families takes the lead and sets up an ExPo event this summer. I'm not sure if I can spare the time to take the lead on one this year.