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Old 06-28-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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Couple of suspension questions

I tried searching for the last hour and found tidbits here and there but no definitive answers to my questions. I have a 09 Tacoma Sport 4x4.

Im going to get the leaf pack TSB done next week because i noticed the truck squats with a relatively light load, especially compared to my old dakota. It also felt floaty.

I hope this helps some, but my main question is there anything i can do to increase my payload capacity, and not change the ride height? Im a car guy, who needs a truck for hauling and towing, so im honestly not into the lifting to much and would rather maintain the stock ride height if possible, while not making unloaded ride suck.
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the TSB will help. other option might be airbags?
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So far it looks like i should be ordering Bilstein 5100s. Will an AAL increase the lift at all or is it minimal? Do you guys suggest alignment after?
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I would skip the time wasted on the TSB and go for airbags.

I would do any alignment after installing the 5100s.
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So is there no replacement leaf pack out there, thats better than the TSB yet dosnt give lift?
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The air bags are probably a better option if you want to keep stock height and just have added load capacity.

I have the firestone ride rites on mine with the 3 leaf pack and it rides great. Plus it is totally adjustable depending on how much weight is in the back.
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The air bags are probably a better option if you want to keep stock height and just have added load capacity.

I have the firestone ride rites on mine with the 3 leaf pack and it rides great. Plus it is totally adjustable depending on how much weight is in the back.

Whats the cost on something like that?
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