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2021 Tacomas: Which configuration has the smoothest, most car like on pavement ride?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by verlaryder, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. Feb 24, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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    WannaBTacoBro

    WannaBTacoBro Well-Known Member

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    IMO the Off-Road. I did not test drive the Pro though. The difference between a SR5 and OR suspension is noticeable, especially over bumps. The OR has less reverb or pogo effect. It's the reason I went with the OR.
     
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  2. Feb 24, 2021 at 3:00 PM
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    Whiskeyjack

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    "smoothest, most car like ride"! Damn! The truck ride is part of truck love. I'm 76 years old and do all I can not to drive our sedan. I still miss the empty bed jounce and sewing machine leg I would get from the clutch of my '78 F250 with a granny gear. Smooth ride? Have you tried a Lincoln SUV instead?
     
  3. Feb 24, 2021 at 3:22 PM
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    WannaBTacoBro

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    Showing your age there referencing the Lincolns!
     
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  4. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:17 PM
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    Wixo

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    Yeah, I think its the XLE that has the comfort luxury design. The XSE has an in between type of set up.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:23 PM
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    ARCHIVE

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    2.5" Fox relocation * Hammer hanger * Deaver SUA
    The one that you install Hammer hangers on after you drive it off the lot. Truthfully, the stock hangers are so flexible, that they inhibit good ride quality. They basically allowing the bed and frame to bounce on the good foundation the stock leaf springs provide. The stock hangers cause that jittery feeling that is a signature of the 2nd/3rd gen Tacomas. The stock leaf springs are a great combo with Hammer hangers for ride and handling.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/tacoma-hammer-hangers-soa-sua-archive-garage.519625/
     
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  6. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:29 PM
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    zoo truck

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    I thought the same when i had very low mileage on the truck. Now with over 7k all has gotten more compliant. I recently rode in a friends 2019 trd or that just terminated his lift and 33'' tires all back to stock...imo, i can't tell much difference in ride. He's much happier now with his truck now ...better ride, better fuel economy, and his transmission now behaves more like mine.
     
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  7. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:48 PM
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    WannaBTacoBro

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    dude I bet...partly why I am being so picky on how I setup my wheel/tire combo when I replace the stock gear
     
  8. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:50 PM
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    If you want the "smoothest, car-like ride" and need a truck bed......buy a Ridgeline, no joke.
     
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  9. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:53 PM
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  10. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:56 PM
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    Those hunks of shit ride like a skateboard on a cobblestone road.
     
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  11. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:57 PM
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    Just outed yourself dude. Man card revoked for a month.
     
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  12. Feb 25, 2021 at 2:54 PM
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    My Ex GFs Son had a yellow one like that, was a steaming pile of garbage.
     
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  13. Feb 25, 2021 at 2:57 PM
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    WannaBTacoBro

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    yeah but great for slingin' that crystal yo
     
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  14. Feb 26, 2021 at 4:05 AM
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    This is nothing, just imagine how bad harley owners are. They insist you modify your old people bike to make yourself and every else deaf, and if you want a comfortable ride then you are just "weak." I have never experienced more condescending sales people.

    This is far from a cult, but you never know where taco lovers will be in a few years. lol
     
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  15. Feb 26, 2021 at 5:36 AM
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    Test them all out, and get back to me.
     
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  16. Feb 26, 2021 at 7:54 AM
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    Yep, hate to say it but i have a cousin that recently got that i went fishing with taking his awd ridgeline. Its pretty plush.
     
  17. Feb 26, 2021 at 8:02 AM
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    WannaBTacoBro

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    But it looks like booty...the universe has a way of balancing things out and this is a great example lol
     
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  18. Feb 26, 2021 at 8:05 AM
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    methodtim

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    Umm... really?
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    Aftermarket radio knobs, woot!
    The 2021 refresh is not bad at all.

    Screen Shot 2021-02-26 at 8.05.09 AM.jpg
     
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  19. Feb 26, 2021 at 9:20 AM
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    WannaBTacoBro

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    Yeah it looks ok, didn't know that. But it also looks low, then again the RL targets a whole other part of the market.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2021 at 9:38 AM
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    Koolbreeze7

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    Rigid pod fogs, SpartanX stealth grill and hood LED's, 17" SEMA's on 265/70/17 Destination AT's, Fox2.0 on all 4 , TRD CAI, LEER 100XQ Blacked out, w/ Thule racks, and Cargo slider Flowmaster American Thunder "dual" exhaust, remote start, tint,TRD Pro grill and TRD shadow graphics, Alcan custom 8 leaf Spring Pack
    As a Sport owner and I speak for most if not all, we chose it because we are afraid of dirt ,bumps and all outdoor activities. We may drive across a well manicured lawn with our feeble rigs to get a rush of adrenaline from time to time, but we are adverse to adventure and chose the model as it's the least likely to wrinkle our slacks on our daily trips to the mall, manicures and pottery class. In fact , the 4x4 actuator is actually a dealer immobilized option so as to not scare us with all it's manly possibiities. I really wanted the white wall option for my tires too, but the dealer slapped me instead. The one benefit is we can sell our useless hoods to the Bear Grylls types who drive the real tough tacomas.
     
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