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2009 Tacoma height on each side is different

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Bobo_1, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Aug 28, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    This is a 2009 Tacoma DC LB that I got with 10K miles on it. I measured the rear from three different locations to get an idea of the height before I had the TSB for the suspension done. When measuring, I found that one side is .5" or greater higher than the other side. Is this to be expected? This difference remained after the TSB.
     
  2. Aug 28, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    you sir are experiencing what is commonly known as the 'taco lean'
     
  3. Aug 28, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    wat?
    remember that the gas tank and batter both sit on the driver side. that will cause a lean.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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    My dads Chevy has the gas tank and battery on the driver side and his truck don't lean.... come to think of it, lots of vehicles have the gas tank and batt on the driver side and they dont lean. I wonder what REALLY causes the taco lean... hmm...
     
  5. Aug 28, 2010 at 11:52 PM
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    Someone with a stock taco should remove the battery next time their tank is real low on gas and then measure all the corners; see if the lean is from those 2 factors.
     
  6. Aug 29, 2010 at 12:54 AM
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    x2 haha
     
  7. Aug 29, 2010 at 2:24 AM
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    mine leans the same - about an 1" on the drivers side w/full tank of gas...
     
  8. Aug 29, 2010 at 4:14 AM
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    x2. good idea... i just dont agree with the fact that a battery and tank of gas will make the truck sagg so much. if that were the case, there would be a lot of cars and trucks with a "lean"
     
  9. Aug 29, 2010 at 4:24 AM
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    ^^

    It's either that or everyone's truck is crooked! :D


    Inclusion of a small spacer (1/4"-1/2") on top of the driver's side suspension makes it go away yet leaves all body lines looking level. This leads me to believe the frame and suspension is level to begin with and the extra weight pulls it down... granted, this is just a hunch, I haven't measured under the conditions mentioned above.

    It would be interesting to measure the driver's side even at 1/4 and 1/2 tank... that should be enough weight, if the measurements are done in the same place/temperature, to see a difference.
     
  10. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:02 AM
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    That sucks. Wife really noticed it last night coming out of the grocery store under the parking lot lights. She was like what the hell is wrong with your truck :(
     
  11. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    When Hodge said "batter" I think he was referring to the driver. I can't see the battery having an overly huge effect on the vehicle's height.
     
  12. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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    If ~ 160 lbs of fuel causes the lean when the truck is unoccupied, wonder how much more it leans when you sit inside.
     
  13. Aug 29, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    Has anyone talk to the dealer about this or talked to Toyota Customer Service?
     
  14. Aug 29, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    I did, too... re-read it 3x and still didn't have it figured out until the next post had "battery"... then I was like "Oh! I get it now...what?"
    :eek:
     
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