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2nd Gen Breakover Angle

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NAYo2002, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Apr 11, 2010 at 11:01 PM
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    NAYo2002

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    I found something weird on Toyota's official spec's for the Tacoma: http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/specs.html (click on dimentions tab)

    If you compare between Double Cab SB and Access Cab, AC has 24 degrees of Ramp Breakover Angle as oppose to DC's 21 degrees. I find this to be very strange considering I thought DC and AC have the identical frame and underbody. Am I missing something?
     
  2. Apr 11, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    WhatThePho?

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    Wouldn't Weight difference affect it?
     
  3. Apr 11, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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    The frame might be the same...but due to the cab structure, crossmembers might not be in the same location between the two.

    That's just a guess....
     
  4. Apr 12, 2010 at 12:55 AM
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    Maybe.. since they take these angles at curb weight, DC might be a little heavier and sit a tad lower.

    Could be as Janster suggested... but I looked underneath the center point between two wheels on my DC and I don't see any structures that sits lower than the frame at that point.

    I'm just making sure I'm not missing something in detail.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    Bump for some answers :eek:
     
  6. Apr 14, 2010 at 6:25 AM
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    Well the wheelbase are exactly the same; 127.4

    So the only thing that would change the Ramp breakover angle is the height.

    The curb weight of the DC is only 110 lbs more than the AC. I can't beleive that 110 lbs would cause the truck to set lower.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    According to Toyota even the weight of the trailer hitch can alter things! They even put a "yellow" sticker in the door jamb to alert you to that fact. So I am not surprised that 110 lbs can stress the great factory springs!
     
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