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Wassup? I want to slam my taco without bags. I plan on getting a djm 3/4 drop, front 2" lowering springs, Mini C-Notch and here is my problem or question. I all ready know how to pull the leafs because I did it on my Nissan which was recently totalled. I need to find out how many inches my truck will drop if I pull the bottom leaf spring? The middle leaf spring? And Both? If anyone has any info or helpful tips for me about this or what I am doing please feel free to reply I need all the feedback I can get. Thanks. Stephen
 
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I have the exact same step up on my '97 right now. I didn't get the DJM kit though. Up front I just flipped the lower ball joint which is about to the same at the DJM upper control arm and then used 2'' AIM springs. In back I used an angled 4 inch block and pulled out the MIDDLE spring and left the big, thick load bearing spring. Would guess that this is a 4.5/ 6.5 drop? I had to get a C-Notch for this because the room between by axle and frame was about an inch, I also had to cut my exhaust because the axle was hitting it as well. With the C-Notch the axle never hits the frame, but ever now and again on a big pot hole the axle can hit the bottom of the bed. But that's price to pay for no wheel gap on 19's. If you got more quaetions dude, believe me i have done it. Electric Fan, Del Sol Seats, Turbo, Carbon Hood.
 

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Where did you get the Carbon Hood for your Tacoma?
 

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Do you have pics of your truck? Why the electric fan? Tacs come standard with a clutch fan. There is little to no resistance.
 

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There's a crossmember for the bed above the axle. Cut out a section of it and you wont hit it on big bumps. I cut about a 10" section of mine.
 
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The hood I had custom made for about $1000 here in L.A. The electric fan, becasue there is alot of resistane off the line and the stock unit is a pusher and the one I have now is a puller. So cool air is getting drawn through the raditor and more air is cirulated under the hood, good to keep the turbo heat from delaming the exspensive hood. Pics are hard beacuse i have no digtal camera or scanner so I don't no how to get them on the web. Also I really need to get a screen name.
 

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When you get your pictures developed, a lot of places now have the option to get the photos put on a disk as well (Rite Aid, Walgreens, etc.), which can be dowloaded. Digital camera not required. It's about six bucks more for the disk, but cheaper than the digital camera.
 

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Make sense. I thought about the electric fan. Let us know if you get some pics. I would love to see your setup.
 

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how many inches does the middle leaf spring give you when you pull it off? how many inches would the bottom leaf (loading leaf) give you?
 

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I think that when i pulled the middle spring it gave me about and 1.5 to 2 inch drop on top of the 4 inch block. The load bearing spring doesn't care any weight when driving around normally and if you take it out will only lower the truck the thinkness of the spring. It is primarily made to hold up the back of the truck when caring heavy loads in the bed. If you do decide to pull the midlle leaf you will want to keep the load bearing spring to help stablize the one spring that is left, also on what type of shocks you run the ride can be very harsh, depending on that the road conditions are
 
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Thanks I would have felt like a dumbass if i pulled the bottom load spring and it didn't even do anything. I will defintely pull the middle one and leave the bottom one.
 
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Thanks for the information. Now I know about how much it will fall when I pull the leaf. I have a question too , do u have a mini c or a regular c? and I want to know if u cut your bed up too?Thanks
 
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hey wassup I have read your description of how you lowered your truck and I am interested in the specifics of how you did some of it. Please email me at [email protected]. Soon.Thanks
 
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