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Front axle spring perch... left vs right
« on: Nov 26, 2020, 11:23:54 AM »
Is the front axle spring perch on the passenger side slightly raised compared to the driver side because itís pushed up against the diff housing? Is it just my eyes because it appears to be about an inch higher or so? I would just measure but I have a rock driveway and canít get an accurate measurement. Iím having a hell of a time trying to get my truck to sit level.
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Re: Front axle spring perch... left vs right
« Reply #1 on: Nov 26, 2020, 01:40:01 PM »
Yes. The driver side perch is lower. You can add a spacer, 3/8" I think it is. Toyota used a taller driver side spring to deal with this. Most after market springs are the same height, left to right and require a spacer.

https://www.yotamasters.com/shop/axles/seals-gaskets-misc/leaf-spring-spacer-pad-38-drivers-side/
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Re: Front axle spring perch... left vs right
« Reply #2 on: Nov 27, 2020, 02:33:40 PM »
Thanks man strange thing for them to have done I bought an old man emu kit for my truck and it seems to compensate for the difference. just glad I got the ďAĒ and ďBĒ sides right when I was installing it cause I hadnít noticed at that point
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Re: Front axle spring perch... left vs right
« Reply #3 on: Nov 28, 2020, 04:27:50 PM »
Thanks man strange thing for them to have done I bought an old man emu kit for my truck and it seems to compensate for the difference. just glad I got the ďAĒ and ďBĒ sides right when I was installing it cause I hadnít noticed at that point

Itís really common for Toyotaís to have a lean. My 4Runner has custom L and R front Alcan springs and itís has a lean.
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Re: Front axle spring perch... left vs right
« Reply #4 on: Nov 28, 2020, 10:43:09 PM »
Itís really common for Toyotaís to have a lean.

Wow... I've never heard that.  I'm on my 4th Toyota truck and 14th Toyota vehicle.  None had a lean.  But 9 of them had a car payment. :gap:

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Re: Front axle spring perch... left vs right
« Reply #5 on: Nov 29, 2020, 07:55:18 PM »
Wow... I've never heard that.  I'm on my 4th Toyota truck and 14th Toyota vehicle.  None had a lean.  But 9 of them had a car payment. :gap:

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I'm referring to built ones.  Most of the lifted rigs I've been around have a bit of a lean.
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Re: Front axle spring perch... left vs right
« Reply #6 on: Nov 30, 2020, 08:10:18 AM »
I'm referring to built ones.  Most of the lifted rigs I've been around have a bit of a lean.

Yeah itís annoying so I put longer shackles on to take care of the rake but what I think Iím gonna do to help the lean is use Marlins 5 inch shackles on one side and 6 inch shackles on the other side I donít know if this will cause any other issues I guess Iíll find out
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