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Old 09-02-2008, 08:37 AM   #41
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Timbrens... I am thinking, even if you get the TSB, if you put a ATV or a heavy load in the front of your camper, you will still have "Sag" issues. I have not seen them used, but some have said this cures the sag problems for lifted trucks that tow. My Question is, if your load is being supported by springs AND these "Timbrens" does the ride quality just go out the window? I have a great ride while towing with my TSB suspension.. probably only 400 lb tongue weight, and 300lb or so in the bed with the Dog (no, the dog is not 300lb.. ).. If the back is riding on the Timbrens, is it like riding on the bumper stops? Does it shake the Teeth out of your head?

Did Ink's for the first time a couple of weekends ago.. I had a great time, but the wife said she wasn't impressed. Loved Devil's Waterhole..


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Thanks for your suspension info, I will start to look that possibility. Yes I saw pictures from that Ink's visit of yours, it is impressive to see how many places you have gotten in and for so many years now, I just started and I'm on my way to create a lot of memories from these trips, next: Falcon State Park and Choke Canyon, next year we will start with Cedar Hill (near Dallas) and hopefully the Woodlands before the end of May, first God of course.

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Old 09-02-2008, 10:01 AM   #42
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Ok, this is what I am looking for..

judging from the picture.. he has Stock Bilsteins? is this a 3" lift? does it look lifted to you?

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Old 09-02-2008, 10:48 AM   #43
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It is difficult for me to tell you, but appears that the only big in this truck are those tires, and the stock blistein can be bearly seen, I looks lifted.

But really Im unsure about it.
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For what its worth, have you looked into Airbags? I had a set (still have them actually.. just not installed) of Firestone airbags installed when I used to pull our trailer. They worked awesome! I didn't have the TSB and even with the load equalizing hitch it was sagging pretty bad. The airbags resolved that issue. I didn't reinstall them when i switched to Dakars because I didn't need the extra support, and I wasn't using the Taco to pull the trailer any longer.
And after the Dakars (leak pack), did you include anything else to strengthen the rear suspension? Did you add something to the front to level the truck?

How many leafs has the Dakars included in the kit for each side?

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Old 09-02-2008, 12:22 PM   #45
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i got an 07 prerunner tacoma double door.just got it lifted this summer 3" toyotec and put air bags in the back also.truck rides awesome with no sag what so ever .my trailer i tow is a 24' aerolite,tows the trailer like a hot damn.to level it out a bit i put about 15 psi in my airbags.now for the bigger tires and rims and giddy up.but honestly i have no problems towing with the 3 inch lift..enjoy.hopefully i can put some pics up if i can figure it out..
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As for the rear goes, no, just Dakars. For what I use it for they are plenty. I don't tow our 23' trailer with the Taco any longer so I didn't reinstall the airbags.

The front is lifted with an OME 886 setup.

The Dakars have 7 leafs. Here they are compared to the factory (non_TSB) leafs.
What a BIG difference, Do you know if there is any sale on Dakar's?
What is included in the OME 886 setup?
Coils, Blistein 5100's? Any special sale going on?

Believe me, I have searched these two before and at that time I was so confused on what directions to follow, but now I think I'm getting close based on your experience and your application.

Thanks again for all your information.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:42 PM   #47
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i got an 07 prerunner tacoma double door.just got it lifted this summer 3" toyotec and put air bags in the back also.truck rides awesome with no sag what so ever .my trailer i tow is a 24' aerolite,tows the trailer like a hot damn.to level it out a bit i put about 15 psi in my airbags.now for the bigger tires and rims and giddy up.but honestly i have no problems towing with the 3 inch lift..enjoy.hopefully i can put some pics up if i can figure it out..
Please post Pics Towing. Upload picture to Webshots and place link. Thanks for the input.

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Old 09-02-2008, 02:49 PM   #48
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Silverback, great pics. Those Leaf Springs look like they should handle what I am wanting... What is the Tongue weight on your Trailer? do you Carry anything in the back of your truck when towing? and you are not using Bags or runner stops or anyhting.. just the Dakars?

I am VERY glad you mentioned about the 886 vs 885.. I do not plan on changing the bumper.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:54 AM   #49
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I'm not towing with my Tacoma any longer, we bought a new 08 V8 4Runner to tow with. But I'm sure the Dakars could handle the weight. They are beefy! When I did tow with the Tacoma I just used the airbags (prior to my lift), the tongue weight was about 600 lbs and I did put stuff in the bed (firewood, coolers, dogs..) The main reason I don't tow with the Tacoma is that my rear bumper is too high, the receiver plug is about 32" off the ground. To use my load leveling hitch I would have to have a custom drop shank built. Its easier to use the 4Runner. But with a factory rear bumper you won't have any issues, the receiver is a good 6" lower than mine.
That's right, I forgot you told me. The Dakars look right to me.. I would be very interested to see what kind of sag you get with them. Great looking Family of Toyotas you have..
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I pull this boat..... 05 Super Air Nautique Team Edition



With this truck.... 3" OME lift


Not the greatest tow vehicle in the world but I live minutes from the lake so it isn't a biggie. I'll get a picture of them together. I'd really like to order some custom green TRD decals to match the boat!
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:13 AM   #51
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If you hook up your trailer Silverback, maybe you can hook me up with a photo. Thanks for the reply.

Duck Commander, how much does the boat way.. does the rear sag a lot?
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Duck Commander, how much does the boat way.. does the rear sag a lot?
not a lot of sag... the OME leaf strings are pretty stiff. I'd say my set-up is probably close to 4,500+lbs. I actually just picked up this boat last week and haven't towed it much yet. Pulling a 17' duck boat it is like there is nothing back there.
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well got a couple pics of her hooked up to the travel trailer but cant figure out how to put em on the post ..so there in my profile..theres only 5 lbs in the air bags
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:55 AM   #54
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that is with Bags? Wupps! didn't realize it. how does it drive up to hwy speed?
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I'll just say the wife was NOT happy about it.

"Hey honey check out my new bumper and lift, looks cool huh?!... oh and by the way.. can't pull the trailer any more. Guess we'll need to buy a new vehicle for that."

Ouch! That is a rough argument! Mine just wants to ensure that we can still haul around the (future) kids. I told her that by lifting it - that I could not only haul the (future) kids around - but do it better and safer in the snow, heavy rains/storms, and muddy washed out roads.

She agreed.
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that is with Bags? Wupps! didn't realize it. how does it drive up to hwy speed?

but theres no air in the bags.5 lbs is just to stop the chaffing.i usually run 18-20lbs when towing.i havent found any problems on the highway at speeds up to110 km/hr or 60 mph,it does slow down some on the hills but not to much and it is to be expected
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Ok, this is what I am looking for..

judging from the picture.. he has Stock Bilsteins? is this a 3" lift? does it look lifted to you?

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If you save the picture you see this as the pic name "3inTuffCountry-285-75-16" Thought this might help you out.

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Yeah, I noticed that.. and the TRD shocks.. it just didn't look lifted to me, maybe it's the tire size. Either way, I settled on 5100's.. Maybe Santa Claus will leave them under the tree..


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Towing a racecar and spare wheels/tires/tools/gear in the bed.

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