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2013 TRD Stock Suspension?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 0ri0n, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Jan 29, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    0ri0n

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    So I want to wait until my stock suspension is toast to get a super nice long travel kit.

    How good is the TRD 2013 stock suspension for moderate off roading?

    Is waiting until my stock suspension is blown out to upgrade a good idea?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 29, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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    it is absolutely fine for moderate off-roading. skidder roads. woods.
    places you take stock 4runners and FJ's and Jeeps, Tacoma will do fine.
    no worries. no one needs half the mods on these forums to get 8/10ths the
    action you see here.

    You have a beast...DCLB...so you might think about skid plates and bumpers
    first, b-cuz entry, center, and departure are your enemy on a DCLB...not the articulation so much

    it is the other 2/10th extreme stuff you worry about...
    it is when you want to do Moab stuff, deep mud for the sake of deep mud...
    or all day dunes and get a little crazy, you need to think of modding.

    waiting until stock is blown up ? doesn't make sense. Shocks are mostly for ride comfort,
    the truck is going to articulate the same now as it will when shocks are blown...could be a
    while before they go sour...I would suggest building your truck as you can afford it and do
    not wait anything out...you might be waiting a long time.


    someone will chime in with a better answer than mine I am sure. but really, it's gonna be
    a while waiting if you only want to do it once the stock is all used up and limp. all you really have
    to do is delete the mud flaps and any side steps and nerf bars and it's quite capable of stomping around

    YMMV...do not be afraid to exit the vehicle and look underneath it to see what you are going to hit first
    and do not be afraid to push this truck into the woods. not much will stop it. branches will scrape the paint
    before anything on the dirt road will stop ya
     
  3. Jan 29, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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    I too am curious about the limits of our stock TRD Tacoma suspension. What's really gonna make me break some shit? and no, I don't wanna just go try it and find out.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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    nothing will break anything on the truck unless you make a boneheaded move
    such as

    a) continuing to add throttle while a tire is chirping...sudden grip can snap things

    b) or going underwater and wetting things not protected from flooding

    c) high-centering might bend some metal you don't want bent

    d) might bend or break front or rear bumper

    if the truck will physically clear an obstacle, nothing stock is gonna bust.

    it is when you might slip, throttle or steering mistake, slide backwards or
    sideways into something is where the extra-beef and protection comes into play with
    aftermarket upgrades (and of course if you want big meats you need to make upgrades to fit them)

    I am dead serious...I have done plenty of hairy stuff with 100% stock toyota 4x4 and it'll go anywhere you
    put it. just don't misunderstand exactly what you are doing and get in a pickle where a stick punctures
    the rad, or breaks a brake line...or you slide sideways and crumple the metal....do not attempt unknown mudholes
    unless you know depth and traction needs...or if a snorkel/breather relocate is needed


    these things are pretty tough as they are and that is not BS. but if you make it a weekend habit to go
    specifically to 4x4 places to adventure...at a minimum you will need to get used to how much clearance
    you have and what parts underneath do not mind sliding around on rocks and logs.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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    I hear people saying it's bad to jump a stock TRD Tacoma. For instance, I saw someone bashing a video of some guys jumping sand dunes...small jumps. 3-5 feet in the air maybe... I'd imagine this isn't the best for the suspension but is it really a complete no-no?
     
  6. Jan 29, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    jumping is for movies, sanctioned racing, and dune buggies, with 5-point
    restraint and full roll cage...period.

    jumping is not for your Tacoma
     
  7. Jan 29, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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    Awwww come on... I wanna jump it!!!! Like dukes of hazard!!!!!
     
  8. Jan 30, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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    Thanks for the answers 1 27 001, that’s what I was hoping!

    As far as the armor I have the skid plate that came with it, and im geting some beefy bumpers,what else is good?
     
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