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4x2 Prerunner DC standard suspension - does it bottom out?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cycledrum, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Jan 30, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    cycledrum

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    Ok, a friend of mine says get the TRD suspension in a Tacoma, because ...

    he has a 2005 Prerunner Access, no TRD. He put a sportbike and some other stuff, likely about 600 lbs max and claims the suspension (shocks) bottom out going over some highway bumps.

    Anyone else found this to be the case?

    I spend about all my time on pavement. I'm not going to buy TRD because the logo looks cool ... it's for off-road use.

    So, did Toyota just screw up the spring rates on the 05, or does a non-TRD come with undersprung, non adjustable suspension for its claimed 1,100 lb. abilities?
     
  2. Jan 30, 2008 at 7:05 PM
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    cycledrum

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    Ok, so things are a bit more complicated ...

    there's TRD Sport suspension, then TRD off-road setup.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2008 at 7:09 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    they have a tsb out there to fix the issue. the non trd trucks get trd shocks and a 4 leaf pack to hold up the bed. it also lifts the rear about 1.25"
     
  4. Jan 30, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    lsocoee

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    Yeah, you should not choose the TRD because of the suspension. You can get a free upgrade to the TRD equipment and an increase in spring stiffness for free.

    The sport comes with the LSD. Offroad comes with the locker. It really depends on what you need.
     
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