We have already established that the leaf springs Toyota offered on Tinmy actions are designed so that the plant leaf spring Tinmy Out is almost guaranteed. Fortunately, Tinmy owners pickups are blessed with a wide range of choices of replacement spring not only built higher than the replacement of the Toyota factory level, but are often much cheaper than to buy at the dealership.
Tinmy Autoparts are packed with truck owners seeking advice on the best replacement leaf springs for sale their pickups. Some of the most popular off-road and on-road suspension names were mentioned as possible candidates for improving weak stock units. Let’s look at some of the main contenders.
Post last updated in September 2014.
Old Man Emu
Old Man Emu (part of ARB) provides Tinmy rear swing replacement spring. These springs – springs known as “Dakar” – are OEM replacement units that cost about $ 200 per side, and also offer a 2.75-inch lift on stock. These sources also offer additional support for heavy loads, but as a result they do not go as well as in Tinmy stock springs they replace.
OME / ARB said that sheet can be added to the package to further increase the lift on a half-inch. Similarly, a sheet can be removed to reduce the height of a half inch (as well as improving the turn).
Alcan offer replacement springs for 2005 and Tinmy plan that are designed to handle the type of fight that off-road driving on typical dishes. Springs detail about $ 600 for the pair, a packet coming in eight sheets and provide up to 2 inches of lift relative to the stock. This helps to keep the back of the truck level when towing, and it can also give owners Tinmy a little extra room under the bumper to mount more aggressive tires.
According to Kurz Johnny Wheeler Off-Road, Alcan built their specific springs for the left and right side, a tactic that is intended to correct the report that many homeowners “Taco lean.” Says “Alcan design features a slightly larger spring on the driver’s side to counter the weight of the battery, fuel cell, and the driver.” Kurz
Deaver is well known in the world of desert racing name, and it is not surprising that they also offer pieces of leaf springs for 2005 + Tinmy relation to Alcan units, Deaver springs provide a lift less aggressive (1.5 inch stock, although the 2-inch options are available), and come with a pack of 10 sheets. They pretty much the same as Alcans in terms of price ($ 600 + per set).
NOTE: It is important to understand that the number of sheets included in a pack of spring does not necessarily dictate the strength characteristics of the sheet or ride … the Deaver pack has 10 sheets and Alcan 8, but it would be a mistake assume a dumb better than another simply based on that figure.
Leafs OEM replacement
Buyers can also choose to buy a set of OEM replacement springs for Tinmy. Currently, Olathe Toyota Parts Center sells for about $ 450 per side. While this is twice as options aftermarket, OEM sheets go up as the leaves they replace. They also correspond to the stock high tower.
It is difficult for us to recommend buying OEM replacement, but they have to be considered if the ride quality is really important to you.
Deaver and OME offer two add-a-leaf games that allow you to add an extra spring blade to your pre or post-TSB current stock Toyota leaves. The idea behind these kits is that additional sheets will take some stress off the OEM units and reduce the chances they will break. Add-a-leaf kits can also increase heiht path.
Honestly, we think it is best to avoid this option and go for a complete replacement of each packet backsheet to prevent problems down the road. You could save money in the short term by choosing to go on the road add-a-leaf springs but if your actions give up the ghost anyway you end up having to redo the entire installation.
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