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Old 12-31-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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Ride is too bumpy

Hello. I recently bought a 2006 Taco because I loved my friends 2004. Its a regular cab automatic. I noticed the ride is real stiff. Im assuming its like that for extra cargo. I rarely carry heavy loads. My friends 2004 rides so much smoother.

Any way I can make my truck more comfortable? Thanks
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:32 PM   #2
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What brand shocks came on your truck?
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:42 PM   #3
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I have no clue. It was a fleet vehicle for some company. Its completely stock.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:45 PM   #4
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Check the rear tire air pressure.......if it seems really high air it down. I had a 2000 reg cab prerunner and found that with the wheel base so close together,the ride was a bit more rough. Also changed out the bench seat for buckets.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:47 PM   #5
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Is yours a prerunner or a basic reg cab?
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:07 PM   #6
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It has no labels in the back saying its a prerunner...so Im assuming its a regular cab. Here are a few pics i just took.




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Old 12-31-2010, 08:18 PM   #7
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Looks bone stock. How many miles are on your truck? I would change those shocks out and have those springs looked at. If it was a fleet vehicle it may have done allot of heavy hauling. Hard to say.
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Its got 100k. Should I replace with OEM shocks or is their an aftermarket shock thats better?
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:31 PM   #9
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Get Bilstein 5100's all around
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Neither of those will work because he has a 5-lugger. Bilstein might make a 5-lugger 5100, but I don't think so.
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Its got 100k. Should I replace with OEM shocks or is their an aftermarket shock thats better?

Do you plan on lifting your truck or are you just going to keep it stock?
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:42 PM   #13
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I want to keep the truck stock looking. I dont go off roading and i only carry small loads from Home depot and ikea. Its a truck I use to maintain my home. My goal is to have a comfortable ride.
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I dont think he has a 5 lugger
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I count 4 leaf springs?

stock tacoma (like mine) have 3
the spring tsb is 4 BUT just a tacoma does NOT qualify !!!

think that could be the ride trouble (too stiff)

^^^ This

That leaf pack is either a TSB pack , an AAL , or an aftermarket leaf pack .

As a side note the writing on the top of the leaf pack looks exactly like the writing on the top of my Dakars . Maybe they are Dakars with one of the overloads removed ?
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Got a photo or two of the outside of the truck?
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I'm guessing that the 2 rusty leafsprings in the picture were added since new. The truck was probably used for hauling if it was a fleet-truck. What should be there is just the 2 thin black ones and the fat-short-flat one on the bottom = stock.

You can safely loose those 2 rusty leafs and you'll have a stock quality ride.

Also, your tires on that truck shouldn't be over 30psi... set those down just as a bonus to make your ride smoother.
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I was looking at a similar tacoma in a parking lot. It has less leaf springs. Im thinking some of you have figured out my problem. Now I have to find a shop that can bring me back to stock. Anyone knows a shop in the San Francisco bay area? Should I just go to any suspension shop? Dealer? Thanks!
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if he would have posted a pic of the bumpstops it would show what he has

are the bumpstops on the frame or on the axle?

if up on the frame=tacoma ( close to the ground ;-D)
if on the axle then prerunner?
I took these pictures from my stock PreRunner DC (No TSBs done). Hopefully they help...My bumpstop is on the axle by the way.
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Thanks for the pictures. Im still looking for a shop to remove those two extra leafs that I have.
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