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Leaf springs twisting?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by ifox, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Feb 15, 2020 at 6:07 PM
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    ifox

    ifox [OP] New Member

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    Hey my leaf springs seems to be twisting, I installed a lift kit with a 1 inch leaf spring spacer. When I installed it they seemed perfectly fine, torqued everything down right it seemed but they are not aligned. Should I loosen them and try to re torque down or are they j just bad? The brackets on the end seems to not hold it completely

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  2. Feb 16, 2020 at 6:28 AM
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    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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    My leaf springs splayed like yours a long time ago. The OEM leaf keeper is a crappy design which bends open allowing the leafs to splay. I jacked the rear up and pressed the leafs back straight as best as possible using bolts and brackets. Bought some 2.5” u-bolts (4 total) and installed them on each end of the leaf just above the OEM ones. So far so good as the brackets have kept the leafs from re-splaying.

    Next move is to buy new leafs with a proper keeper.
     
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  3. Feb 16, 2020 at 5:54 PM
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    ifox

    ifox [OP] New Member

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    Thanks for sharing, when I can get the proper tools im going to try and lower the axel, tighten them into alignment like you did and add some u bolts until I can afford new ones. Thanks for the help!
     

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