Originally Posted by xxaarraa
Do rear 5100s really help? Aren't billies firmer than stock which means theoretically they firm up the ride aka make it harsher?
More controlled though, less bouncy. OME shocks are supposedly softer riding but I don't know of anyone using them at stock height.
Part of it is just the nature of driving a pickup truck. They are very light in the rear end and have a solid axle out back so they don't ride as smooth as an independent suspension system. Most people complain that that Tacoma suspension is way too soft so you're kind of unique with your problem.
There are a few other things you can do but they'll kill the life of your leaf pack. You could remove a leaf or the overload or go with lift shackles. Another option, go back to the non-TSB leaf pack and get airbags or timbrens for when you're loaded. That way you'll ride nice and soft when unloaded.