The Toyota Tacoma has been around since 1995 and has been a reliable workhorse truck for those owners since it was first introduced in the United States. Because the Tacoma has been around for so long it often becomes necessary to replace worn suspension parts as part of a routine maintenance. Keeping your suspension working properly is crucial to not only having a smooth ride as you go over bumps and imperfections in the road, but it is also important to maintain the load capacity of your truck and prevent damage to the chassis.
Finding the Right Product is a Matter of Concern
Since the Tacoma has been around for so long, it’s no surprise that the model design has changed from time to time, including the fit of the suspension system on the truck. In fact, the leaf springs alone have changed five times for the Toyota Tacoma, so it’s important that you get the right leaf springs for your particular model. The five model year groupings are: 1.1995-19972.1998-20003.2001-20044.2005-20115.2012-2014
On top of the model year, the specific model of truck will also dictate what leaf springs you need. For instance, in the 1995 – 1997 models, there are four types of rear wheel leaf springs available: the factory default 4 X 4 with 4 leaves, heavy-duty 4 X 4 with 4 leaves, the factory default 4 X 4 with 3 leaves, and the 2-wheel drive model with 3 leaves. So, as you can see knowing the model of your Toyota Tacoma is an important factor when choosing proper suspension parts.
Other Suspension Options
Along with the factory suspension system, there are also many options available for suspension upgrades on the Toyota Tacoma that can help improve the load carrying capacity. Some of these options include: Timbrens, SuperSprings and Roadmaster Suspension System. Timbrens are rubber springs that work with your leaf springs to increase capacity, SuperSprings are additional leaves that fit over your leaf springs to take up any extra load when your springs reach capacity, and the Roadmaster Suspension System works with the leaf springs, acting like an air bag to help improve capacity.
Each of these upgrades has benefits and drawbacks, so the best idea is to talk to the professionals at General Spring to find out which option is right for you.
General Spring: Suspension Experts for the Toyota Tacoma
General Spring has been an automotive leaf spring and suspension authority since 1965, and we have everything you need to replace the damaged or worn suspension for your Toyota Tacoma regardless of the model year. We specialize in parts for the entire suspension system, including leaf springs, coil springs, add-a-leafs, load support and attachment parts. Everything you need for your suspension replacement is available through General Spring.
Because we check all of the products as they enter our warehouse, we can ensure the products you ordered are exactly as you would like, prior to them shipping out to you. We supply the highest quality products, offer fast shipping, low prices and always do our best to keep as many items in stock as possible.
If you are local to New Century, KS, call General Spring at 913-829-0619, while national customers can call us toll free at 1-888-829-0619. Our service technicians are ready to answer all of your questions and make sure you get the right suspension products for your Tacoma.