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Old 11-26-2008, 08:25 PM   #1
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first time off road, really stiff!!!

so i went to the lake for the first time with my new taco
my buddy had his ford out there and we were going down a pretty messed up road at probly around 25mph and i had to go a lot slower because i couldent hold on anymore the truck shook me to the core my hear was bouncing off the roof and around the cab like a bobbel head lol

then i came back and did it in my subarban and it was suber smooth

so is there anything i can do to make the off road ride a LOT less jaring

thanks Mike
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air pressure...change that rear block to an AAL....spacer kit in the front doesnt help...and upgraded shocks
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im gonna say better tires and better shocks may be a start....should help a bit anyway.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:29 PM   #4
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i was jumping up and down in my buddys and his truck had a lot of "cush" to it

did the same thing in mine and couldent get the shoks to compress at all
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i was jumping up and down in my buddys and his truck had a lot of "cush" to it

did the same thing in mine and couldent get the shoks to compress at all
possibly his shocks are worn out?
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i was jumping up and down in my buddys and his truck had a lot of "cush" to it

did the same thing in mine and couldent get the shoks to compress at all
how many miles are on urs compared to his? also u have bilstein hd shocks on that trd...they're gonna be stiffer than the ones on say the non-trd reg cab.
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If you want the same ride as a Suburban then drop 1000 lbs in the bed.
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Another thing i think is the fact that tacomas are pretty light....
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you got me there he has a lot more miles on the truck but less on the shocks

he has aftermarket somthin or others

i have 26000 on my truck


its a little smother in 4 wheel but still really stiff

i love it on the road but even if the roads not perfice it will throw me for a loop
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:38 PM   #10
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Another thing i think is the fact that tacomas are pretty light....

thays one i didnt think of your on to somethin there
im gonna get some sand bags like 300lbs to put in the bed
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thays one i didnt think of your on to somethin there
im gonna get some sand bags like 300lbs to put in the bed
When i would haul my bike or even a truckload of 5 people you can notice the difference..... tacomas are so light the shocks don't absorb like they should with heavier vehicles....
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:44 PM   #12
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how much weight do you think in the back?
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well with my bike and gear it was around 300lb. I would start maybe around 200lb. then add till she feels good....IMO
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okay sounds good, ill get some toob sand and try it out

hows your off road ride?
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w/o weight in the bed...... like shit!!!! your not alone even some back roads will shake me to death....
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:56 PM   #16
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haha good to know its not just me

even that stiff i still had a lot of fun showin up a ford!
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haha good to know its not just me

even that stiff i still had a lot of fun showin up a ford!
Yeah they are extremely capable trucks!!!!
Here is a pic of my old taco... i beat the crap out of it but it would go anywere!!!!!
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:02 PM   #18
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nice lookin truck!

they really will go anywhere

it was funnt to watch this ford try and get to the plces i was goin up with ease
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nice lookin truck!

they really will go anywhere

it was funnt to watch this ford try and get to the plces i was goin up with ease
I know the feeling i love how guys with their big half tons think they are invinsible!!!!! they we go buy them... I love that!!!! haha
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good feeling hu!

its that compo of good power, good clearence and a light big truck that just kills the big trucks

even when we arnt that much smaller haha
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