1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

07 Tacoma can't hold the weight

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by DLPerry432la, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Feb 18, 2009 at 1:04 PM
    #1
    DLPerry432la

    DLPerry432la [OP] 07La

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Member:
    #6191
    Messages:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Downtown LA
    Vehicle:
    07 Pre-Runner SR-5 TRD Off Road 2 X 4
    All Eligible Factory TSB's performed. Sway Away Race Runner Adjustable Front Coil-Overs, Bilstein 5100's in the rear with Deaver 3703-K33 Leafs, Camburg UCA's and 4" Drop Spindles, Pro-Comp Extreme 285/75/16 Tires 33", on Moto Metal Wheels,AIRAID Cool Air Intake, Pioneer 6100 AM/FM/CD/Satellite Radio, HID Headlamps Hi-/Lo
    I ride dirt bikes a lot. If I load (2) dirt bikes in the back of my Tacoma, the suspension is maxed out and the leaf springs are inverted. There is about 1" clearance on the stops at that point.

    I was thinking of possibly putting a lift kit on the truck. Any suggestions?

    I also haul a trailer with a Sand rail and another motorcycle sometimes... That sets me pretty much about ½" clearance or completely on the stops.

    And by the way, my tailgate folded up in the middle from (2) rear tires of 230 pound bikes sitting on it. Never happened on any of my previous trucks.

    This is supposed to be a truck... Need help..

    DLP
     
  2. Feb 18, 2009 at 1:36 PM
    #2
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    104,103
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Welcome to Tacoma World.

    An AAL will help out the rear suspension.
    In defense if the tailgate, I think it says somewhere not to put more than 200# on it........I may be wrong.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2009 at 1:53 PM
    #3
    Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    9,418
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Doublecab 4x4 IRP
    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
    What kind of bikes, I haul 2 in mine with no problems. If you are in the warrenty look into the suspension TSB. If you are out of warrenty go with the add a leaf as suggested above.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2009 at 1:54 PM
    #4
    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    13,419
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    There are TSBs for both heavier rear leaf springs and for the bent tailgates. Go to your dealer and explain your problem and tell them you want them done. An AAL will help the rear end too as chris stated. I haul all kinds of stuff and mine is fine now.
     
  5. Feb 18, 2009 at 1:55 PM
    #5
    Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    9,418
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Doublecab 4x4 IRP
    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
    Great now I will be self consious of sitting on the tailgate. :eek: Like I wasn't bothered about my weight to begin with hehehehe , Thanks Chris !!! :p
     
  6. Feb 18, 2009 at 2:03 PM
    #6
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    104,103
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Dont worry. I have had 3 guys sitting on my tailgate with no issues.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2009 at 2:07 PM
    #7
    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Member:
    #11677
    Messages:
    7,966
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma TRD Sport
    stock, for now

    why do you have 3 guys sitting on your tailgate?:eek:
     
  8. Feb 18, 2009 at 2:08 PM
    #8
    DLPerry432la

    DLPerry432la [OP] 07La

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Member:
    #6191
    Messages:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Downtown LA
    Vehicle:
    07 Pre-Runner SR-5 TRD Off Road 2 X 4
    All Eligible Factory TSB's performed. Sway Away Race Runner Adjustable Front Coil-Overs, Bilstein 5100's in the rear with Deaver 3703-K33 Leafs, Camburg UCA's and 4" Drop Spindles, Pro-Comp Extreme 285/75/16 Tires 33", on Moto Metal Wheels,AIRAID Cool Air Intake, Pioneer 6100 AM/FM/CD/Satellite Radio, HID Headlamps Hi-/Lo
    Jester, I have a 1990 CR 250 and a 2000 YZ 250. The rear tires sit on the tailgate. To be honest it was my Harley that bent the tailgate. At the rear wheel it weighs around 375. But now the damn thing bends at will.
     
  9. Feb 18, 2009 at 2:09 PM
    #9
    DLPerry432la

    DLPerry432la [OP] 07La

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Member:
    #6191
    Messages:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Downtown LA
    Vehicle:
    07 Pre-Runner SR-5 TRD Off Road 2 X 4
    All Eligible Factory TSB's performed. Sway Away Race Runner Adjustable Front Coil-Overs, Bilstein 5100's in the rear with Deaver 3703-K33 Leafs, Camburg UCA's and 4" Drop Spindles, Pro-Comp Extreme 285/75/16 Tires 33", on Moto Metal Wheels,AIRAID Cool Air Intake, Pioneer 6100 AM/FM/CD/Satellite Radio, HID Headlamps Hi-/Lo
    OK I know what aal is, but TSB?
     
  10. Feb 18, 2009 at 2:11 PM
    #10
    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    13,419
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    TSB stands for Technical Service Bulletin. Manufacturers put them out to help dealers diagnose and fix complaints owners may have about their vehicle.
     
  11. Feb 18, 2009 at 2:12 PM
    #11
    Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    9,418
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Doublecab 4x4 IRP
    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
    Technical Service Bulletin there is a link for it on here let me look for it.
     
  12. Feb 18, 2009 at 2:13 PM
    #12
    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    13,419
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
  13. Feb 18, 2009 at 2:15 PM
    #13
    DLPerry432la

    DLPerry432la [OP] 07La

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Member:
    #6191
    Messages:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Downtown LA
    Vehicle:
    07 Pre-Runner SR-5 TRD Off Road 2 X 4
    All Eligible Factory TSB's performed. Sway Away Race Runner Adjustable Front Coil-Overs, Bilstein 5100's in the rear with Deaver 3703-K33 Leafs, Camburg UCA's and 4" Drop Spindles, Pro-Comp Extreme 285/75/16 Tires 33", on Moto Metal Wheels,AIRAID Cool Air Intake, Pioneer 6100 AM/FM/CD/Satellite Radio, HID Headlamps Hi-/Lo
  14. Feb 18, 2009 at 2:21 PM
    #14
    Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    9,418
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Doublecab 4x4 IRP
    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
  15. Feb 18, 2009 at 2:35 PM
    #15
    DLPerry432la

    DLPerry432la [OP] 07La

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Member:
    #6191
    Messages:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Downtown LA
    Vehicle:
    07 Pre-Runner SR-5 TRD Off Road 2 X 4
    All Eligible Factory TSB's performed. Sway Away Race Runner Adjustable Front Coil-Overs, Bilstein 5100's in the rear with Deaver 3703-K33 Leafs, Camburg UCA's and 4" Drop Spindles, Pro-Comp Extreme 285/75/16 Tires 33", on Moto Metal Wheels,AIRAID Cool Air Intake, Pioneer 6100 AM/FM/CD/Satellite Radio, HID Headlamps Hi-/Lo
    Where do you get the TSB inf from.. Just was something related to the Tailgate problem TSB 239409

     
  16. Feb 18, 2009 at 2:39 PM
    #16
    DLPerry432la

    DLPerry432la [OP] 07La

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Member:
    #6191
    Messages:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Downtown LA
    Vehicle:
    07 Pre-Runner SR-5 TRD Off Road 2 X 4
    All Eligible Factory TSB's performed. Sway Away Race Runner Adjustable Front Coil-Overs, Bilstein 5100's in the rear with Deaver 3703-K33 Leafs, Camburg UCA's and 4" Drop Spindles, Pro-Comp Extreme 285/75/16 Tires 33", on Moto Metal Wheels,AIRAID Cool Air Intake, Pioneer 6100 AM/FM/CD/Satellite Radio, HID Headlamps Hi-/Lo
    KInda hard to roll the bike up a ramp standing on a ladder... Nice try though...
     
  17. Feb 18, 2009 at 2:55 PM
    #17
    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    13,419
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    HERE is the complete list of TSBs for the newer Tacomas
     
  18. Feb 18, 2009 at 2:56 PM
    #18
    Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    9,418
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Doublecab 4x4 IRP
    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...

    Really? I have been doing that for years, but hey what do I know? :rolleyes:
     
  19. Feb 18, 2009 at 4:11 PM
    #19
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    104,103
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Saftey meeting on a job site. They had no place to sit. You know.....Construction workers cant get dirty.
     
  20. Feb 18, 2009 at 4:15 PM
    #20
    ComaTosin

    ComaTosin The Not So New guy

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Member:
    #12383
    Messages:
    232
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Drew
    Atlanta, GA
    Vehicle:
    06 SR5 PreRunner
    see my sig
    if you are looking for lift and more hauling capacity you might look into the OME Dakar Leaf springs and N182 shocks to go with it. 2.25-2.75" lift in the rear. Might serve you better than the aal - or you could get the tsb done for free and see how you like that before dropping $ on new stuff.
    i also haul dirtbikes and "stuff" and am disappointed in the rear springs. I have a 2" block out back only making the springs flatter when loaded.........
    good luck.
     
To Top